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#1 Old 09-30-2011, 06:29 PM
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First oil change

I know the manual says change oil every 7500, but I was wondering should the first oil change be done sooner?
When was your first oil change and what kind of oil did you use?
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I going with my dealer recommendation of 3000 mi for the first. Hyundai is still using Quaker state 5w20 as a factory fill iirc. I will do it at 3000 with regular qs and then at 5000 with qs synthetic and then every 7500 if I can stretch it that long. If I can't it'll be every 5000.

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Over at Bob Is The Oil Guy, they've done oil analysis on Hyundais at various miles between 0 and 7500 and generally found a fairly high amount of wear metals in the oil, though not unusual for a new car. They seem to recommend changing it at 1000 miles to Pennzoil Platinum 5W20, or 0W20 if you're starting the engine in below-0F weather. But remember, they're fanatics who are into way overkill, so probably going to 7500 with the factory fill is fine . Just depends on how fanatical you are .

BTW, do *not* put 10w30 into it, that's too thick an oil for an engine with this tight of tolerances, you'll get sludge and excessive engine wear as well as lousy mpg. According to the BITOG commenters a *thin* 5W30 is acceptable (one that is at the lower-viscosity end of the 5W30 spec like Castrol EDGE Synthetic) and the Europeans with this engine report that it does make the valve train a little quieter, at the expense of a little gas mileage. I don't think anybody's had it on the EDGE long enough though yet to report back what its wear levels look like, so sticking to the PP 5W20 is what I'm going to do for the time being.
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I'd be curious to know if anyone has changed over to full synthetic or synthetic blend with their Accents. I would like to make the investment, but want to make sure it is worth it...
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I'd be curious to know if anyone has changed over to full synthetic or synthetic blend with their Accents. I would like to make the investment, but want to make sure it is worth it...
It's worth it in any car. Synthetics do not break down like concentionals so theRe is higher lubricity and less wear on your motor.

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IMO, all depends of your driving time/millage, if you change your oil often, synthetic is a waste of money, if the car sits a lot then synthetic is a good option cause the viscosity breakdown in time with reg oil. the goal is to keep it clean, it's like washing the car with only water every day, or with soap once a week.
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synthetic oil

I changed to synthetic as soon as both my (then new) 2002 Elantras got 1000 miles on them. I have never had any problems with the engines. It gets really hot in Houston I run 10w-30.
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I know the manual says change oil every 7500, but I was wondering should the first oil change be done sooner?
When was your first oil change and what kind of oil did you use?
It absolutely should be done sooner. I normally do the first oil change on a new car or new engine within the first couple hundred miles.

There are a lot of wear metals circulating in the oil on a brand new engine that are small enough to pass through the filter. As an experiment, I kept the factory oil out of my '08 Elantra (changed at 128 miles) in a white container.

After one month of settling, a thin gray film coated the bottom of the container (wear metals). The second oil change was done at 1800 miles and the same thing happened. The next oil change at 4100 miles (after a long trip) still showed some wear metal settling out.

I used a name brand oil in the weight called for. At about 15,000 miles, I switched to a full synthetic oil as I tow a small trailer on longer trips with the car. In the 26,000 miles I've put on the car now, it's had 10 oil changes. I now stretch the interval to no more than 4000 miles or 6 months.
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Uh... my warranty service manual says to change the oil ever 3750 miles.

How do you go about changing the oil at home with a vehicle with such strict warranty guidelines? You could go to SpeeDee or whatever, because you get a manual receipt with the mileage listed and oil used... but I highly doubt they have access to "Hyundai" filters, which, if you read the warranty thoroughly MUST be used as anything else is considered a "Non Hyundai Licensed Product".

Why mess with it?
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From my own personal experience, change your oil about 1 month after purchase because the first month or 1000 kms is the critical break in point, and DON'T use an oil filter thats not from hyundai, some aftermarket filters tend to have "sloppy" drain back valves that either dont open when they should or stick open
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