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Old 03-13-2011, 06:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dealerships tell you one thing to make a sale; but the facts can be different. If Hyundai actually uses a special break-in oil, then it would make sense to change the oil the first time at what they recommend. However, if they donít use a special oil, then changing the oil earlier, and in some cases, MUCH earlier than recommended intervals would make sense.

So are there anyone out there that would know 100% IF Hyundai does or does not use a special break-in oil??
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From everything I've read its just Quaker State 5W-20. I'm planning to do the first oil change around 2 months /2K miles, second one around 6 months/6K. Going straight to Quaker State Ultimate Durability full synthetic at the first OC since its cheap. Let me know if you find out the factory oil is a special blend or if the Korean and American made have different oils.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Manufacturers buy oil in bulk so it is hard to know what it is, but often it will contain a little extra moly for break-in... or at least some moly is present from assembly lube. Because of this it is probably best to leave the first oil fill until the suggested first change interval, or at least about 3K miles.
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Good question. I like to change my oil at 50 mi on a new vehicle, dspecially motorcycles and run eninge through special heat cycle procedure which is a whole different post.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I did my first change this weekend with 3500 miles on the car. I put in the Hyundai Filter and Val 5w/20 Synthetic I picked up for 14.50 for 5 qts. total price of oil change $20.50!

The original oil was black when I removed it. Kind of a pain to find a place to get the jack, but in the end it all worked out. Took about 20 mins with all the messing around I did when changing it.
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QUOTE (dpdurst @ Mar 14 2011, 04:30 AM)
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I did my first change this weekend with 3500 miles on the car. I put in the Hyundai Filter and Val 5w/20 Synthetic I picked up for 14.50 for 5 qts. total price of oil change $20.50!

The original oil was black when I removed it. Kind of a pain to find a place to get the jack, but in the end it all worked out. Took about 20 mins with all the messing around I did when changing it.

Where was the jacking point?
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QUOTE (bigdogbitu @ Mar 14 2011, 06:02 AM)
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Where was the jacking point?

Behind the passenger tire on the frame (if you can all it that, uni-body) where the plates bolt to that rail. I put the jack there an lifted it up enough to get under it and remove the filter and put the old catch pan there. That took the longest time to figure out. I lowered the car a bit when the oil was draining from the pan to see if the oil was completely out, it was. I'll take a picture when I get home (In Calif working till Weds)
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When you're filling large bulk tanks with oil you go for the lowest bid on the desired grade from a reputable supplier.

That's your special break-in oil.
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