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    Tundra Dweller
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    MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 11/17/2010, 6:26 pm

    While at the Dealer I asked the service Dept. if Hyundai recommends synthetic oil for the 2.0T. They checked and (of course) the factory does require synthetic. Interesting because I could not find anything in the owners manual regarding synth.
    They do call for 5-30 or 5-40 for the 2.0T and recommend 5-20 for the 2.4.
    I am running 5-30 for winter and 5-40 in the summer. To the Garage......

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    Post  on 11/18/2010, 6:40 pm

    this is the trufilter next to the factory filter......yea that is funny it doesnt say synthetic...
    Im using amsoil 0W-30 synthetic....I would be to scared to use anything else










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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 11/22/2010, 12:38 pm

    Here's the response from H's consumer affairs dept. regarding synth. oil:

    Thank you for contacting Hyundai Motor America. Congratulations on the purchase of your 2011 Sonata 2.0T. We appreciate your inquiry for clarification regarding the usage of synthetic oil in your Sonata.

    We recommend conventional multi-grade (petroleum-based) oil be used and changed at those intervals specified in the maintenance schedule in your Owner's Manual. Regardless whether conventional or synthetic oil is used, the maintenance interval for oil changes specified in the Owner's Manual remains the same.

    Go figure the Dealership and Factory have conflicting information.
    I realize that, in the past, Turbos required synthetic oil for high heat turbo bearings. Yes, manufacturing technology advances along with lubrication.
    Regardless I believe I will continue to "waste" the money on synthetic oil for the 2.0T. Call me old school

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    Post  on 11/22/2010, 7:19 pm

    Wow,,, thats crazy...I have never heard that before...no synthetic needed..hmmm

    I will also stick to the synthetic...im sorry but i just have a real hard time putting reg oil in it.

    old school X2

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    Mobil1 5W-40

    Post  on 11/23/2010, 5:42 pm

    I have used Mobil1 5W-30/40 in all of my vehicles in the past and present. We just took delivery of a Sonata SE 2.0T. I will change the oil at 3000 miles as indicated in the manual and then every 5000 miles with Mobil1. I would normally change the oil at 7500 miles but knowing the turbo will be heavily used I think every 5000 is a more realistic number.

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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 12/14/2010, 7:12 pm

    Hi TURBOLARGER:

    Is that stainless steel like TrueFilter reuseable: Similar to Mercedes Benz filters where you could either clean/wash the fabric filter inside, or change it, and reuse the filter case?

    Where could I get one for my Sonata SE 2.0T?

    Thanks,
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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 12/15/2010, 12:42 pm

    FYI, My dealer's 15,000 mile service includes addition of BG MOA oil additive as well as BG Gas Additive.
    The Oil Additive "prevents oxidation and thickening of engine oil under even the most severe stop-and-go, high temperature driving conditions. It fortifies all qualities of engine oil to provide superior long-lasting engine protection and helps maintain optimum engine performance. BG MOA keeps piston ring belts, hydraulic lifters and other engine components clean to help extend engine life and reduce costs of operation. It is compatible with both synthetic and petroleum-base oils. "

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    Post  on 1/5/2011, 9:22 am

    Just did my fist oil change at 1500 miles. I used Mobil 1 synthetic oil and a Wix oil filter. I have already noticed a slight increase in fuel efficiency! maybe around 8/10th of a mile more per gallon. It was nice to see that Hyundai thought of pulling a removable door to give access to the drain plug and an open port for the oil filter. My last car was a Toyota Corolla and I had to remove the whole undercarriage cover every time I did an oil change Sad

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    Post  on 1/21/2011, 9:20 am

    I love BG they make some kickass products

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    Post  on 2/3/2011, 5:11 pm

    I took mine in last weekend for the 3000 drain. They use Chevron Synthetic Blend. I checked that out on an AmsOil comparison site and it didn't do very well...Plus, they used 5W20, NOT the 5W30 or 5W40 specified in the manual! I'm switching to synthetic, 5W40. The service was only $32, which is a plus.

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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 2/21/2011, 1:15 pm

    FWIW:
    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2153557

    I am using the Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30 right now, and will use the -40 in the summer.

    Still undecided on filters though. Several people recommend the factory filter since it is what they have based their 100k mile warranty on. Wix makes just as good or a superior filter, but I am not sure what I will settle on.

    How are you liking the Trufilter TL? Any specs on it?

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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 2/23/2011, 10:10 am

    I'm taking mine in for it's 3000 mi interval. I have about 2800 on it. Decided to take it in before I get too busy and go past that 3k. I like the convenience of taking it to the dealer as long as they do what I ask. I wanted to know if the dealer will be able to put in the oil of my choice (as far as weight and type is concerned)?


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    Post  on 2/23/2011, 12:49 pm

    I've changed the oil a few times in lieu of engine break in. I've found the oil gets dark rather quickly, running full synthetic 5-30 wt. Maybe due to a combination of a new motor and a long, cold winter.

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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 2/23/2011, 11:39 pm

    I think that's what Im gonna go with Tundra since it's still cool here at night and a few months til summer.


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    Re: MOTOR OIL

    Post  on 2/25/2011, 12:43 pm

    I went in for service this morning and had to wait over an hour and forty-five minutes. I had an oil change and told them to put in 5w40 full synthetic. Also I wanted them to check out the pulling to the left steering. After and hour and fifteen the service attendant comes out and says the car has a recall on the ECU and they were updating it. After all was said and done they updated the ECU, Rotated the front 2 tires on the opposite sides, checked tire pressure, and put in "5W20" full synthetic!! I didn't feel like making a fuss because I just got off work and had already been napping in the small A** waiting area that needs to be remodeled today!!!! Does anyone know if this will make a diff? I read on a post that the 2.4 uses this weight. I read in the manual that you can go between the 30 and 40 weight. This visit was $54 because of full synthetic. BTW I had to wait for them to get the so called 40 weight. I'm really considering changing my own oil. I just don't want my car to miss out on reg. maintenance items.


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