QUOTE (lovemysantafe @ Jun 3 2010, 08:01 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=329365
All Hyundai engines made in the Alabama factory come with synthetic fill. I know this for a fact because I toured it last year.
To all others...please keep this thread decent. I don't want this to turn into another conventional-vs.-synthetic argument and if it gets out of hand, I will not hesitate to come down hard. Keep it pleasant and you've got nothing to worry about.
Well I picked up my new 2010 SF Limited on Monday. Before I left the dealer had a good talk to the Service Manager and this is what he told me re the synthetic oil;
1. Contrary to the above statement they do not ship the SF's with synthetic or any blend of the oil. The SF are shipped with dino. Due to the great viscosity value of the synthetic oil the engines would not break in properly without regular oil for the first few changes. The first change is at 1000 miles and the cost of that change is for the oil and filter only no labour.
2. He highly recommends switching to synthetic however not until the 12,000 km (7200 miles) oil change. They want the engine to break in and ensure that everything seats properly before switching. He indicated the synthetic that they have at this dealership and if there was another brand I wanted I could bring it along and they will use it for the conversion.
3. Cost of the synthetic over the dino is almost double. However the change for dino is at 3000 miles and the synthetic is at 7,000 miles so the cost is equal. As I mentioned above he indicated that I could watch for a deal on the synthetic and bring it with me for the change.
So "Thanks" for all the comments on this as I really appreciate it. Will continue to post on my experience with my new SF. :thumbsup: