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#2869673 - 01/13/13 07:37 PM 2013 Elantra oil advice
Ruby2013Elantra Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 7
Loc: Arizona
My wife and I purchased a 2013 Elantra not to long ago and it has had two oil changes thus far from the dealership. I'm usually a guy that likes to do maintenance I can handle on my own and want to start taking over the oil changes on the new car. I've always been a fan of synthetic oil and have used nothing but Mobil 1 on my older Integra, which sadly I'm selling here soon. I'm curious what else is out there that people would suggest, possibly better than Mobil 1.

Car: 2013 Elantra, automatic

Owners Manual: API grades SM/ILSAC grade GF-4 or above. Use SAE 5W-20/30, or 10W-30 if normal temps are above 0 degrees F.

Residence: Phoenix, AZ....so its hot during summers.

Daily Driving: 90% city driving, about 35 miles daily.

Preferences: like I said synthetic. I can order online or in store, doesn't matter. Price wise isn't an a huge issue, just nothing crazy expensive. Synthetic oil changes at the dealership would be pricey more than likely (think $70) and I can go with longer oil change intervals. Also believe that spending in quality products will prevent future issues.


Thanks in advance,

Vince

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#2869698 - 01/13/13 07:50 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 2485
Loc: Austin, Texas
I use 5w20 dino in my Kia which has the Theta 2.4 engine from parent company Hyundai. 5w20 allows me to buy one oil type for both my car and my gf's car. I have used 5w30 for at least 4 or 5 OCIs in the past and it's fine also.

I'd probably lean more towards the 30 wts in Phoenix. M1 5w30 is a good choice.


Edited by Brons2 (01/13/13 07:51 PM)
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#2869706 - 01/13/13 07:56 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12787
Loc: UT
welcome

10 yr or 100,000 warranty. You fall under severe service so that means a max of 3,750 (it may be up to 5000 or 5 months) miles IIRC so make sure you keep accurate records reflecting what NEEDS to be done.

Oil. ANY 5w-30 API rated. Conventional (which is a blend these days) will provide just as much protection as the "syn" oils like Mobil 1, Pennzoil Platinum and such (mostly G3 these days) in the short OCI you HAVE to follow.

Filters. Use the factory Hyundai ones as they are excellent and lower cost. Plus this action has a paper trail so if something happens one less thing they can try to play with.

Welcome again and enjoy the site!

Bill

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#2869711 - 01/13/13 07:59 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Bill in Utah]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 2485
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Bill in Utah


Filters. Use the factory Hyundai ones as they are excellent and lower cost. Plus this action has a paper trail so if something happens one less thing they can try to play with.


Forgot to mention this. Definitely use the Hyundai filters. I haven't found any other filter that is as quiet on startup as the factory filter on my Kia. Kia and Hyundai use the same part number. I've been getting them for about $4 a piece on the Internet.
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#2869736 - 01/13/13 08:15 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Ruby2013Elantra Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 7
Loc: Arizona
Thanks for the response. I have heard about sticking with the stock filter, so I'll definitely be doing that.

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#2869761 - 01/13/13 08:30 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
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I'm running the factory filter and m1 5w 20 and pennzoil platinum from my stash. In the summer i will run a mobil 0w 30. Keep receipts.
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#2869819 - 01/13/13 08:58 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
randomhero439 Offline


Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 1250
Loc: ohio
Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30 every 7500 with factory filter.


Edited by randomhero439 (01/13/13 08:59 PM)
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#2869860 - 01/13/13 09:21 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: randomhero439]
Propflux01 Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 3166
Loc: Arkansastan
Originally Posted By: randomhero439
Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30 every 7500 with factory filter.


Wrong. Severe service under warrenty requirements = 3750 miles. Any brand name conventional 5w-20 should be more than adequate, even in Pheonix (If you just cannot stand the thought of that "thin" of an oil, go 5w-30). If you must go Synthetic, Pennzoil Platinum. Just know that with those short OCI's, it will not benefit you to use a synthetic. AS posted earlier, Hyundai filters.
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#2869942 - 01/13/13 10:55 PM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Propflux01]
randomhero439 Offline


Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 1250
Loc: ohio
Originally Posted By: Propflux01
Originally Posted By: randomhero439
Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30 every 7500 with factory filter.


Wrong. Severe service under warrenty requirements = 3750 miles. Any brand name conventional 5w-20 should be more than adequate, even in Pheonix (If you just cannot stand the thought of that "thin" of an oil, go 5w-30). If you must go Synthetic, Pennzoil Platinum. Just know that with those short OCI's, it will not benefit you to use a synthetic. AS posted earlier, Hyundai filters.


Didnt know dealerships could track whether the car is severe or normal service. The car is not specified for a synthetic which means that those OCI are designed for a conventional or synthetic blend oil. A high quality synthetic could double that mileage and keep the engine cleaner than a conventional, at the same time.

My suggestion still stands. 7,500/1 year on a high quality synthetic or 3750/6 months on a conventional or synthetic blend.
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03 Accord EX V6 6-speed MT: PP 5w-20 5w-20 / Honda filter (~250whp)


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#2870004 - 01/14/13 01:11 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12787
Loc: UT
They can. It's called a computer which keeps track of the last few cycles (in fact quite a few)

I agree with the FACT that using conventional for the 3750 is going to be better than syn every 7500. Esp in something short tripped.

Sometimes changing the oil is a good thing. And being honest is another good thing.

Bill

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#2870225 - 01/14/13 09:10 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
randomhero439 Offline


Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 1250
Loc: ohio
I feel like this forum is very hypocritical sometimes lol
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#2870228 - 01/14/13 09:12 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Propflux01 Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 3166
Loc: Arkansastan
A synthetic is not necessarily going to clean any better that a conventional brand name Dino. It is the base stock that lends superiority over a standard Dino.
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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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#2870231 - 01/14/13 09:13 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: randomhero439]
Propflux01 Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 3166
Loc: Arkansastan
Originally Posted By: randomhero439
I feel like this forum is very hypocritical sometimes lol



Why?
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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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#2870232 - 01/14/13 09:15 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
Ruby2013Elantra Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 7
Loc: Arizona
I suppose I could do away with the synthetic oil, though I love the idea of it! haha

What about Motorcraft 5W-20? I keep seeing it mentioned on the site.


Edited by Ruby2013Elantra (01/14/13 09:19 AM)

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#2870261 - 01/14/13 09:42 AM Re: 2013 Elantra oil advice [Re: Ruby2013Elantra]
surfstar Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4448
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Another vote for 3750 - keep that warranty intact!

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