Hi all Not sure if this is posted in the right place but happy to move if need be. This is my first post here but I've been reading for a while. My i30 Nline 1.6T (petrol) is due for its first service soon (1500km) and I have decided to do an oil change. Happy to hear from people who think this is waste. Oddly enough, the service using their oil is $159, but the service using my own oil is $143. Firstly, is $159 decent for an interim service (oil+oil filter) change plus the little inspection they do at 1500km? It makes no sense to supply my own oil (which I was hoping to do) if the difference is only $16 + cost of own oil. There is only one other Hyundai Dealer in Canberra, (Aus) but I really don't want to look into that as they were terrible when I visited during the buying process so I'd prefer to stick to the dealer I bought the car new from as they were quite good (service means a lot to me). For the actual first service (1yr/10k kms intervals) they minus $60 if I provide my own oil which is more like it. Secondly, I've been doing a great deal of research regarding which oil would be best for this car. I've read most of the threads here and a bit elsewhere but it is just so confusing! The manual as well as a sticker on the engine says Hyundai Recommends Shell Ultra. But, the manual also states that for the 1.6T that ACEA A5/B5 is best (which Shell Ultra is not). The 5w30 (also rec in the manual) is C3, whereas the 5w40 is ACEA A3/B4, A3/B3. I've sent emails to both Shell and Hyundai to see what they suggest. The manual does say there when A5/B5 isn't available in your country you can use A3/B4. Just odd they recommend and oil that doesn't fit the ACEA rating that they also recommend. Has anyone got any updated experience or suggestion with this? In terms of API the manual doesn't say a thing. The Shell Ultra 5w30 is API SN and the 5w40 is API SM/CF. I understand you can use C3 where ACEA A3/B4 is allowed - so the 5w30 does meet requirements but not preference, which is just odd. Anyway, seems as the first service is only $16 less if I provide my own oil I might just stick with their oil which the service department informed me is Valvoline SynPower FE 5W-30. Seems to fit the ACEA A5/B5 in the manual but is API SL/CF which is ILSAC GF-3. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this oil? It looks like a decent oil from what I can see. I did read that Valvoline is not great for extended drain periods? SAE 5W-30, API SL/CF, ACEA A5/B5, Ford WSS-M2C-913 C, B, A, Fiat 9.55535.G1 https://www.valvoline.com/en-austra...
Seems this Valvoline oil used extensively by FORD. Service department said this is the oil the turbos get at Hyundai.
Would love to hear peoples thoughts on all of this.