I'm going to switch to Amsoil around 2,500 miles only because I want to get it in there as soon as possible, has nothing to do with how far I can go with the oil thats in there now. If you have a turbo I would recommend the 5/40 because of the heat generated in the turbo bearing and housing.Hi
Have any of you changed over to sythetic oil? My dealer only recommends doing so after about 5000 miles.
There is nothing in the engine that this applies to except the piston rings. Other products like Prolong additive for example is so slippery they donot recommend using it in a brand new engine because the piston rings wont seat. Put a thousand miles on it and your good to go if you use prolong.There's a theory that an engine won't break in on synthetic oil. I plan on using synthetic after I redeem my $10 oil change from the dealer. I like the extended drain intervals with synthetics.
Depends on whether you want to have extended drain intervals or not. Sound like you have set up with the dealer for the 5 year 60,000 mile free oil changes. If you want to stick with a 7,500 mile oil change and you want to use full synthetic oil just bring in the oil of your choice to the dealer and have them use that instead of what they would normally put in. But, I would say to them that I want to watch the mechanic pour my oil in the engine!Just had my 1st complimentary free oil change today from my dealer. Was planning on switching over to synthetic at my next oil change at 6K miles. What's the best recommendation type of synthetic oil to use in these YF Sonata's???
Both oil and filter are equally important. Using the right Full Synthetic and a filter with good filtering capabilities and high efficiency is more important than just the filter alone. Watch this video, hopefully it will educate everyone on whether full synthetic oils are right for you because you may not want to use synthetics. So watch the video on the right side of the this link.For oil info, check this website: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/
You'll see actual data on what happens with oil. To keep it short, there's no need to stress over the oil to put in. Spending double the money does not give you double anything.The guy spending $80 and the guy spending $30 on oil will not have a better, cleaner, faster engine, nor will all other claims people make to excuse the cost. Of all things, oil is lower on the list of things to pay extra attention to. A good oil filter is far more important than Quaker State vs. Royal Purple.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't using expensive oils and filters only add about 50K miles to the life of a modern 250,000 mile engine? I would guess that most oil-related failures in modern cars are due to neglect and abuse, not because of oil or filter cost. My car will be traded in before 100K miles, so should I worry, or just follow the owner's manual?Just for your information and consideration:
The SAE paper summarizes the test results with the following conclusions:
"Abrasive engine wear can be substantially reduced with an increase in filter single pass efficiency. Compared to a 40µ filter, engine wear was reduced by 50% with 30µ filtration. Likewise, wear was reduced by 70% with 15µ filtration."
Just follow the owners manual. It's not just the cost of the oil but the quality and there are big differences and thats a fact. Oil filtration is one of the most important things and can add hundreds of thousands of miles to a modern engine. Those facts are documented in high mileage diesel engines mostly but it's the same with gasoline engines. If you are only driving 10K a year or so, just follow the recommened oil change or, change the oil like the Jiffy Lube people would have you believe, every 3,000 miles :whistling: In any case, it would take you 20 years to reach the 200K mileage mark at only 10K a year so I wouldnt worry about it much. Synthetic oils and superior filtration is not for everyone and you would not benefit from it in your situation. I do it because I choose to. Knowing I have the best in my engine and protecting it is just my thing and my own personal peace of mind.Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't using expensive oils and filters only add about 50K miles to the life of a modern 250,000 mile engine? I would guess that most oil-related failures in modern cars are due to neglect and abuse, not because of oil or filter cost. My car will be traded in before 100K miles, so should I worry, or just follow the owner's manual?