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just got a 2002 Santa Fe and doing my first oil change on it. The filter i got from the auto store is way to big but is the right one for a 2.7 v6 engine. So I'm not sure what i'm looking at (pic attacheed) the oil pan has the 17 mm bolt and on the other side facing the front of the car is a small filter. It seems like its the oil filter but the size is too small and also the location and orientation is not where all the instructions say where its at. (access cover and screwed on inverted) What am i looking at?
 

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That's definitely your oil filter. The OEM ones I get from the dealership seem a bit big, but the important thing is that the gasket on the oil filter makes contact with the filter housing - And they always do. You can sort of feel it with your finger tips as you put it on.

In regards to the splash guard you should just remove (2) bolts from the little access panel and have direct access to the filter. It will drain some oil into the splash guard if you do this so I usually just lay down some shop rags to catch the excess oil.
 

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There's no way that the bought one would fit, took a pic to compare. Does anyone have their oil filter in the same location? The bigger one is when I tell the counter person at autozone, 2002 Santa Fe, 2.7 v6. The only other option is the 4 cylinder, which I dont have.
 

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No offense meant, pal, but this is another testimonial for buying an OEM filter from the dealer. You can always look up your year/make/model on the auto parts store websites and see what's what.
 

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yeah, dealer is my last resort. it baffles me though, that every oil change instruction talks/shows the inverted oil filter for the 2001-2006 models. I would like to confirm from other owners if their oil filter on their v6 is in the same location.
the part number on the current filter, I found in an ebay listing searching on M4612; its generic filter from Goodyear and i have the compatible part list, but the specs are

  • Thread Size: 20 mm X 1.5MM
  • OD: 2-11/16 "
  • Height: 2-7/8 "
where the auto parts sites are pulling up specs for the 2.7 v6.
Thread Size (mm) : 20 x 1.5 mm
Filter O.D. (Inches) : 3.252"
Height (Inches) : 3.194"

just bizzare
 

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It takes the standard Hyundai spin on filter.
26300-35503


Gasket I.D.2.13"
Gasket O.D.2.42"
Gasket Thickness.2"
Height3.08"
O.D.3.02"
I.D.20mmx1.5mm
Relief Valve Setting PSI9-15

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The OEM filter has a bypass setting of 20 psi. The Auto 7 filter is the no name OEM filter.
 

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SM Santa Fe regardless of vintage or engine use the same blue Hyundai/Kia spin on filter.

I see people come in who had oil change a where ever, and seen tiny filters the same size as Toyota munchkins stuck on Hyundai..

Do yourself a favor, and just hit your local Hyundai or Kia dealer for your spin-on filter needs.. might just save an engine replacement..

BTW, the black filter is not even the same dimension as a Hyundai/Kia spin-on
 

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It seems weird, but I'll bet that the yellow one in your hands fits fine. The outside dimension is almost irrelevant (provided it physically fits in the space) so long as the gasket on the ID portion makes contact with the mounting surface.

I too would recommend grabbing a blue OEM one from the dealer - They're surprisingly inexpensive. Less than $5.00 if I remember correctly. In fact, I usually by a few at a time and to save me a trip later.
 
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