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Questions about my oil and filter interval #4545210
10/16/17 02:33 PM
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Gatineau QC Canada
TheMidnightNarwh Offline OP
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Hey

So my mom gave me her 06 Tucson since she bought a new car. Fist thing I did was read the manual, and hit the service interval part. It sayts change oil and filter 6 months/6000km. I find that a lot? But is it because it's not syntehtic? Doesn't say synthetic anywhere in the manual. All it says for oil is 5w-20, 5w-30 or 10w-30 (above -18c). Also API SJ, SL or above and ILSAC GF-3 or above.

For the past 5 years my mom told me she did 1 year/8000 km at a garage with synthetic. I'm usually the guy who says check the manual but I figured for oil with new oil and all might be a bit different. So my questions is what should I do?

Last edited by TheMidnightNarwh; 10/16/17 02:39 PM.
Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545219
10/16/17 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: TheMidnightNarwh
Hey

So my mom gave me her 06 Tucson since she bought a new car. Fist thing I did was read the manual, and hit the service interval part. It sayts change oil and filter 6 months/6000km. I find that a lot? But is it because it's not syntehtic? Doesn't say synthetic anywhere in the manual. All it says for oil is 5w-20, 5w-30 or 10w-30 (above -18c). Also API SJ, SL or above and ILSAC GF-3 or above.

For the past 5 years my mom told me she did 1 year/8000 km at a garage with synthetic. I'm usually the guy who says check the manual but I figured for oil with new oil and all might be a bit different. So my questions is what should I do?


You can do it once a year or if you do it yourself (DIY) you can do it twice for less than your mother did it once.


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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545220
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1 year -8000km is fine IMO - with synthetic. Even 10k km is safe. Stick with the 5W-20 in Canada and, most importantly, always keep it topped off. Check your oil level every time you fill up until you determine if it's using oil or not. Keep a quart handy in the car for top offs.


92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 58k M1_0w40 5yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 5yr OCI
13 Dodge Dart 2.0L 30k PP 0w20 OLM OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k
Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545224
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Mom did right.


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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545236
10/16/17 03:22 PM
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So your Mom was doing changes every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) with full synthetic. That's a little overkill. I'd stretch it out to at least 6k or 7K miles (manual regular service interval is 7,500 miles) and use a Fram Ultra filter or Hyunda OEM filter. Your Mom did right with her schedule, more so than many people. Your engine should last a long time.


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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545242
10/16/17 03:29 PM
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For one year service with probably lots of short trips (5000 miles per year) that's a perfect oil change interval, even for synthetics. Since it's harder to find cheap synthetics in Canada, you might want to settle with a decent syn blend or top conventional.

With a 10-12 year old car, it may only have 50K-60K miles on it. Consider also your trans and diff fluids. A trans fluid change would likely be overdue by now. Find out if it was ever done. If unsure, inspect the fluid closely. Change it if unsure. Without any records, you have no idea what the last service center put in for fluids...assuming it was changed along the way. Also consider brake and power steering fluids which also would be due for some service if never done before.


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1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545245
10/16/17 03:34 PM
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Weird, my '05 Tucson said 3 months/3000 miles (4,800 km) for severe service, 6 months/ 7500 miles (12,000 km) for regular.
Wonder what the difference is between US and Canadian models?





Your mom did fine, even if she had used conventional. These motors are not picky on oil.
I did several 10,000 mile intervals with synthetic on my '04 Elantra, mostly 7,500 mile intervals with conventional on the Tucson.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4545259
10/16/17 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: TheMidnightNarwh
Hey

So my mom gave me her 06 Tucson since she bought a new car. Fist thing I did was read the manual, and hit the service interval part. It sayts change oil and filter 6 months/6000km. I find that a lot? But is it because it's not syntehtic? Doesn't say synthetic anywhere in the manual. All it says for oil is 5w-20, 5w-30 or 10w-30 (above -18c). Also API SJ, SL or above and ILSAC GF-3 or above.

For the past 5 years my mom told me she did 1 year/8000 km at a garage with synthetic. I'm usually the guy who says check the manual but I figured for oil with new oil and all might be a bit different. So my questions is what should I do?


You can do it once a year or if you do it yourself (DIY) you can do it twice for less than your mother did it once.


Yeah I DIY everything. It was 100$ hers oil is lik 30$ and filter 10$ lol yeah.

But still, every 6 months can be a pain if it falls when it cold why I prefer 1 year.

Originally Posted By: bigt61
1 year -8000km is fine IMO - with synthetic. Even 10k km is safe. Stick with the 5W-20 in Canada and, most importantly, always keep it topped off. Check your oil level every time you fill up until you determine if it's using oil or not. Keep a quart handy in the car for top offs.


Oh yeah 5w-20? Shoould't go for some 5w-30? I'll keep some towels and a liter bottle in the car thanks.

Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: NormanBuntz] #4545267
10/16/17 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
So your Mom was doing changes every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) with full synthetic. That's a little overkill. I'd stretch it out to at least 6k or 7K miles (manual regular service interval is 7,500 miles) and use a Fram Ultra filter or Hyunda OEM filter. Your Mom did right with her schedule, more so than many people. Your engine should last a long time.


In my manual the service interval for oil is 6 months or 6000km (3728 miles)

Originally Posted By: 69GTX
For one year service with probably lots of short trips (5000 miles per year) that's a perfect oil change interval, even for synthetics. Since it's harder to find cheap synthetics in Canada, you might want to settle with a decent syn blend or top conventional.

With a 10-12 year old car, it may only have 50K-60K miles on it. Consider also your trans and diff fluids. A trans fluid change would likely be overdue by now. Find out if it was ever done. If unsure, inspect the fluid closely. Change it if unsure. Without any records, you have no idea what the last service center put in for fluids...assuming it was changed along the way. Also consider brake and power steering fluids which also would be due for some service if never done before.


When on sale a 5 liter of ful synthetic is around 30$ CAD. Not bad. Right quaker state is on sale for that, full synth.

Yeah the car is at 195 000km now. Auto trans change was supposed to be at 192 000 in manual. I checked the dipstica nd it's all black and has little spec. I'll only do a change and not a flush for it.

I really wanna change the power steering fluid but it's so gray on that fluid needed. Manual says PSF-3 type fluid and dealer only have PSF-4 now. They say it's fine for top off or flush. But I just want to do a quick change by sipping out fluid from the reservoir like that until it gets nice color. Don't wanna mix both fluids you know..

Google it is also kinda unsure on the results.

Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: blupupher] #4545270
10/16/17 04:13 PM
10/16/17 04:13 PM
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TheMidnightNarwh Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
Weird, my '05 Tucson said 3 months/3000 miles (4,800 km) for severe service, 6 months/ 7500 miles (12,000 km) for regular.
Wonder what the difference is between US and Canadian models?





Your mom did fine, even if she had used conventional. These motors are not picky on oil.
I did several 10,000 mile intervals with synthetic on my '04 Elantra, mostly 7,500 mile intervals with conventional on the Tucson.


[censored] yeah that's odd. Look at pic of manual. And there isn't any severe oil change interval on the page that shows the other stuff.

Also what fluid do you use for Power steering? Does your manual sas PSF-3 type to? As mentionned above I wanna do a quick change but dealer don't have PSF-3 and they said shouldn't mix it with PSF-4




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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545319
10/16/17 04:47 PM
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I use transmission fluid in place of PSF-3. Has worked fine and hasn't made any scary noises.

Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545347
10/16/17 05:26 PM
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Old Thread on PSF3 vs. PSF4

Not resolved then either. How special could it be?


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1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: TheMidnightNarwh] #4545499
10/16/17 07:43 PM
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Congrads young man! I like the Tuscon. I've learned a lot on this forum. It is a plethora of knowledge. Does it have 4wheel drive?





Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
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Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: Pajero] #4545517
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
Congrads young man! I like the Tuscon. I've learned a lot on this forum. It is a plethora of knowledge. Does it have 4wheel drive?


Respectfully,

Pajero!


Thanks! It's actually my second car! It's FWD only, that's good, hopefully I won't crash it like I totalled my last car that was RWD... 04 BMW 330ci 6 speed cry

Re: Questions about my oil and filter interval [Re: CT8] #4545558
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Mom did right.


agreed


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