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Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. #4561565
11/01/17 08:16 PM
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Since we bough our cars new over 2 years ago and injured my back I've been using the dealer oil changes. Well, i'm pretty healed up and we just got a new house with a nice garage so it's time to start doing my own again.

Her Santa Fe gets driven about 35-40 minutes each way mostly highway, plus trips on the weekend. I'll be doing 5k OCI's with it using OEM filters since Hyundai get antsy over aftermarket oil filters. With relatively short intervals you think it would be ok going with 5w30 GTX conventional or VWB since I hear they are a blend now, or go with a syn like Magnatec?

My Ram gets driven about 20-25 minutes each way mostly highway, about 10-12k a year. So I plan on doing a spring/fall change schedule using either a wix or TG fram oil filter. The plan for this one is using a 5w20 Castrol Syntec or Valvoline syn.

What are your thoughts? Thanks!


18 Sonata SEL 2.4-14k
Syntec 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-69k
PP 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-105k
ST HM 5w30 & Fram



Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561568
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Sounds like pretty easy miles on both, especially the Santa Fe. If you use an oil that's at all better than spec I don't see why you can't use 0% OLM as your starting point.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561574
11/01/17 08:33 PM
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Buy any oil thats on sale. You can penzoil platinum for 22 at wm and turn in a $10 rebate to make it a $12/5qt deal.

Or wait for a n Autozone or orielys clearance sale advertized here. Good low priced oil.


There are no bad name brand oils now. Even supertech is fine.

Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561579
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The truck has an OLM that wants to do 10k under my driving conditions, but the Santa Fe doesn't. It is a counter that you set at whatever you want to up to 7,500. I did a UOA a year or so ago and there was some fuel so 5k is kinda where I think I'm comfortable at with the 2.4 D.I engine.


18 Sonata SEL 2.4-14k
Syntec 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-69k
PP 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-105k
ST HM 5w30 & Fram



Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561589
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5w30 GTX Magnatec Full Synthetic in both with a Tough Guard filters.


2004 Corolla 129932
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4561591
11/01/17 08:53 PM
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+1 I agree with Johnny Johnson here. That works and would be a very good plan I think as well.

Last edited by bbhero; 11/01/17 08:53 PM.

Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561598
11/01/17 08:59 PM
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pa
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i like the mobil I 10-30 extended performance yearly with a 6 month wix or OE filter if necessary. ohio like pa is not that cold making a 10-30 a better choice especially with a "synthetic" group III's included

Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561636
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ON, Canada eh?
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Is the Santa Fe turbo equipped? If so then a high quality Synthetic that meets the specifications in your manual is my recommendation.

Otherwise anything on sale that is a high quality branded conventional will do fine.

Last edited by StevieC; 11/01/17 09:38 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561661
11/01/17 10:20 PM
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I would def choose syn and I agree on 5k mile atitude on the 2.4 I think its a good idea on that engine. Id go syn 5w30 on both...although on second thought I would likely go for 0w30 on both. M1 AFE 0w30..if you wana stick with 20 weight on the truck use 0w20. I really like the AFE products from Mobil. OEM filter on the Hyundai if you are concerned, and Fram Ultra or Napa Gold on the truck.

Last edited by Rolla07; 11/01/17 10:21 PM.

2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561664
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Too bad that Dodge can't take 5W-30 because it would be so convenient to keep one oil on hand.

Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: Merkava_4] #4561686
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Too bad that Dodge can't take 15w40 because it would be so convenient to keep one oil on hand.


There, fixed it for you smile LOL

Last edited by Rolla07; 11/01/17 10:58 PM.

2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561691
11/01/17 11:10 PM
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Is VWB considered a blend like GTX is?


18 Sonata SEL 2.4-14k
Syntec 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-69k
PP 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-105k
ST HM 5w30 & Fram



Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561816
11/02/17 06:33 AM
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Yeah, just as of very recently.

I've run VWB in my LR3 for 5-7k intervals its whole life and it's doing great at 160k. Doesn't burn anything notable.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561818
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With the fuel dilution in the Hyundai it is probably best to go with a syn. I found Magnatec on amazon for 16.90 a jug. I wonder how it's cleaning ability is, compared to how Pennzoil products are or atleast used to be?


18 Sonata SEL 2.4-14k
Syntec 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-69k
PP 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-105k
ST HM 5w30 & Fram



Re: Back to doing my own changes agian, help me out. [Re: MuzzleFlash40] #4561845
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Advance Auto has a $30 special now for Pennzoil synthetic a Purolator Boss filter and a hat now.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
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