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#11 Old 01-02-2012, 05:03 AM
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I just switched to synthetic, we have some cold cold temps in the winter. Besides a few more $$ for the oil, I cant see there being a downside to going synthetic..especially in a deeply cold climate.

For a breakin period, just drive without any cruise control and drive normally with a hint of cautiousness Dont have to baby it, just dont floor it and redline it too much! I remember when I was breaking mine in, I used the manual mode a lot and drove it in each of the lower RPMs so it wouldnt settle in the 2's all the time.

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Changing the oil more than recommended yields nothing except possibly an easing of OCD, lol. In fact, several studies have shown that wear actually increases for a short time with new oil before it beds in. Changing your oil chronically early could actually lead to more wear.

Either way, cars rarely die due to oil related issues. Usually the trans goes, or ancillary parts like water pumps, alternators, suspension pieces, etc. bring the cost of maintaining too high. Something catastrophic like the mains spinning just doesn't' happen. FWIW, I change my oil every 7500miles.
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Changing the oil more than recommended yields nothing except possibly an easing of OCD, lol. In fact, several studies have shown that wear actually increases for a short time with new oil before it beds in. Changing your oil chronically early could actually lead to more wear.

Either way, cars rarely die due to oil related issues. Usually the trans goes, or ancillary parts like water pumps, alternators, suspension pieces, etc. bring the cost of maintaining too high. Something catastrophic like the mains spinning just doesn't' happen. FWIW, I change my oil every 7500miles.
Well put. I couldn't agree more. My Saturn came with an OLM. I use it. When I buy a new car, it will be a longer interval than what is recommended. While there are plenty of cars out there that have engines give out on them, I'm always suspect of the owners. I once met a lady who openly admitted that she never changed her oil. Those of us who use reasonable care of a car, are more likely to just get bored with our cars, have them totaled in an accident, or get tired of other mundane repairs BEFORE the engine decides to give out.
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just turn-off the Auto Eco mode and try to use the shift-tronic and drive like a manual, if your in the interstate try to get your speed to 100 miles/hr with 6k rpm.
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The owners manual says break in is the first 600 miles. Dont go over 60, vary speeds, dont gun engine, dont sit idle for more than 3 minutes.
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The owners manual says break in is the first 600 miles. Dont go over 60, vary speeds, dont gun engine, dont sit idle for more than 3 minutes.
PRECISELY, Eric!!! You and the manual: Well Stated. I mentioned earlier: Read the manual, new owners. READ THE MANUAL!!!

Hyundai didn't cut those trees down just to add extra weight to your glovebox. And if you can't seem to find time to read it (for whatever reason), put it in your personal library (bathroom). Next to your car mags and Playboys, LOL.

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The owners manual says break in is the first 600 miles. Dont go over 60, vary speeds, dont gun engine, dont sit idle for more than 3 minutes.
So, I shouldn't be driving my Elantra past 60mph until it has 600 miles on it? Oops. Also im driving in Eco mode.
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The owners manual says break in is the first 600 miles. Dont go over 60, vary speeds, dont gun engine, dont sit idle for more than 3 minutes.
Too late for that! Pretty much don't drive that way. Unless I am on the freeway, not in a hurry, so I have cruise control on.

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Changing the oil more than recommended yields nothing except possibly an easing of OCD, lol. In fact, several studies have shown that wear actually increases for a short time with new oil before it beds in. Changing your oil chronically early could actually lead to more wear.

Either way, cars rarely die due to oil related issues. Usually the trans goes, or ancillary parts like water pumps, alternators, suspension pieces, etc. bring the cost of maintaining too high. Something catastrophic like the mains spinning just doesn't' happen. FWIW, I change my oil every 7500miles.
Exactly.
A lot of new car owner's are duped into unnecessary and too frequent of periodic maintenance.
I have also read that one of the hardest things wear wise, on an engine, is the oil change, since the oil was completely drained it takes so many seconds to get the new oil circulating. So owners that change their oil a lot more often then necessary are putting more wear on the engine.
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