Best synthetic 5W40 for a small turbo GDI car?

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I need to do the first oil change in my Hyundai EGT n-line. It has the 1.6 turbo engine with GDI. I see that Hyundai recommends synthetic 5W40. Suggestions? Someone told me Motul, but then I saw that may not be good for GDI.
 
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I'd say use just about any affordable synthetic and change it every 3k miles like the manual says for severe service, expensive oils for extended drain intervals are pointless in Hyundai GDI engines because the primary reason why you have to change the oil so often is fuel dilution and soot contamination so it doesn't matter what oil you use the engine's gonna fill it full of soot and fuel and you're gonna have to change.
 
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Mobil 1 0W-40 is a solid oil for cheap ($22-23/5L at walmart). What are the oil specs the manual calls for specifically?
 
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Originally Posted by tundraotto
Mobil 1 0W-40 is a solid oil for cheap ($22-23/5L at walmart). What are the oil specs the manual calls for specifically?
Pretty much anything goes in a Hyundai TGDI enigne [Linked Image]
 
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Originally Posted by dennisbible
I need to do the first oil change in my Hyundai EGT n-line. It has the 1.6 turbo engine with GDI. I see that Hyundai recommends synthetic 5W40. Suggestions? Someone told me Motul, but then I saw that may not be good for GDI.
What's your annual mileage ?
 
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Originally Posted by spavel6
Rotella T6 has always been my go-to for turbo 4 cylinders..
But that lacks gasoline engine approval might be problematic if the OP has any problems under warranty.
 
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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Originally Posted by dennisbible
I need to do the first oil change in my Hyundai EGT n-line. It has the 1.6 turbo engine with GDI. I see that Hyundai recommends synthetic 5W40. Suggestions? Someone told me Motul, but then I saw that may not be good for GDI.
What's your annual mileage ?
About 15k
 
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Originally Posted by blufeb95
Originally Posted by spavel6
Rotella T6 has always been my go-to for turbo 4 cylinders..
But that lacks gasoline engine approval might be problematic if the OP has any problems under warranty.
0w-40 is SN oil.
 
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Originally Posted by dubber09
Originally Posted by blufeb95
Originally Posted by spavel6
Rotella T6 has always been my go-to for turbo 4 cylinders..
But that lacks gasoline engine approval might be problematic if the OP has any problems under warranty.
0w-40 is SN oil.
Yes the Rotella T6 0W-40 is SN rated....but also a unicorn....I have never even seen it in the 'flesh' T6 5W-40 is not gasoline engine approved.
 
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Originally Posted by dennisbible
Originally Posted by kstanf150
Originally Posted by dennisbible
I need to do the first oil change in my Hyundai EGT n-line. It has the 1.6 turbo engine with GDI. I see that Hyundai recommends synthetic 5W40. Suggestions? Someone told me Motul, but then I saw that may not be good for GDI.
What's your annual mileage ?
About 15k
Amsoil Signature maybe in your future ! Annual change for about $70 bucks 🤔
 
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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Originally Posted by dennisbible
Originally Posted by kstanf150
Originally Posted by dennisbible
I need to do the first oil change in my Hyundai EGT n-line. It has the 1.6 turbo engine with GDI. I see that Hyundai recommends synthetic 5W40. Suggestions? Someone told me Motul, but then I saw that may not be good for GDI.
What's your annual mileage ?
About 15k
Amsoil Signature maybe in your future ! Annual change for about $70 bucks 🤔
Not in a Hyundai GDI engine
 
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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Sure it can XL Boosted for sure will work
did you consider fuel dilution much or not at all?
 
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Originally Posted by tundraotto
Originally Posted by kstanf150
Sure it can XL Boosted for sure will work
did you consider fuel dilution much or not at all?
Amsoil signature is a 25K mile oil Boosted is a 12k mile oil so 15K is pushing the limit some what maybe But without a UOA on HIS engine none of us know what works for him as of now So let him decide for himself and his engine !!
 
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Originally Posted by tundraotto
Originally Posted by kstanf150
Sure it can XL Boosted for sure will work
did you consider fuel dilution much or not at all?
Not even just fuel dilution Hyundai's are known for sooting up the oil real bad, the way most people drive is considered severe service, On their N/A GDI engines 3750 is the recommended severe service interval but the TGDI is lower at 3000 which suggests that the soot and fuel dilution problems may be worst on the 1.6L TGDI than the 2.4L N/A GDI.
 
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