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Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? #4600496
12/11/17 10:11 AM
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Hi,

I am ready for my second oil change on my 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE with 8,300 miles. First change was free at dealer which I did at around 3000 miles. Should I just use any 5W-20 synthetic blend oil or go with a full synthetic? I do plan on keeping the car long term, 10 + years or so.

Also, really how important is it that I use the genuine Hyundai filter?? Why can't I use a top quality filter other than Hyundai?

Thanks!
Michael in NJ


2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Value Edition
Purchased new with 10 miles
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600498
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What does the manual recommend?


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2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600499
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0W-20, 5W-20 and blend or full.


2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Value Edition
Purchased new with 10 miles
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600505
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Use whatever they spec honestly but if you are looking for a blend the Castrol blend is hard to beat. Regarding a filter I would stick with the OEM filter while under warranty but ultimately you can use any quality filter without any issues.


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: Bgallagher] #4600509
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Originally Posted By: Bgallagher
Use whatever they spec honestly but if you are looking for a blend the Castrol blend is hard to beat. Regarding a filter I would stick with the OEM filter while under warranty but ultimately you can use any quality filter without any issues.


Castrol full synthetic is even harder to beat right now at $17.88 for a 5 quart Jug at Walmart.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-MAGNATEC-5W-20-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-5-QT/44580673

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 12/11/17 10:32 AM.

2004 Corolla 124831
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600511
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Motorcraft's 5w-20 blend it pretty well regarded here. But getting something spec'd as Dexos1 gen 2 may help with intake valves crudding up over the long haul.

Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600512
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I've use Motorcraft 5W-20 Synthetic Blend in my 2005 Elantra for several years, maybe I will use that again.

Last edited by flinter; 12/11/17 10:30 AM.

2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Value Edition
Purchased new with 10 miles
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600515
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bottom feeder,

Isnt Dexos1 designed for GM cars?? Why would I want that in my ELantra?


2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Value Edition
Purchased new with 10 miles
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600526
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Originally Posted By: flinter
0W-20, 5W-20 and blend or full.

Can you take a picture of your manual recommending 0W-20 and post it on here? It would be the first 2017 Elantra that I've heard of recommending that oil. Mine, and others on here, recommend 5W-20/30 or 10W-30.

You can use any synthetic blend off the shelf. The manual recommends API SM, but most every off-the-shelf blend will be API SN, which is what you want. However, unless the extra dollar or two matters, I recommend going with a full synthetic. I've had good results with Pennzoil Ultra and Quaker State Ultimate Durability.

Yes, dexos is a GM certification, however it doesn't mean that it can't be used in other applications as well. In fact, most off-the-shelf oils will carry the dexos certification.

Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600527
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You can use any major brand of oil that meets the specs for your car and do well. They all have a blend.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600540
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For the price Hyundai filters can be had on Amazon I'd probably stick with them, but the Fram XG9688 would be tempting. Any name brand oil would be fine; I do know Hyundai used to recommend Quaker State, but that is (was) more marketing than anything.


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0
QSUD 0W-20/Wix 57055
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 5.3
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 100255
2017 Subaru Forester 2.5
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 7055
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600543
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In year's past, Hyundai's had TSBs stating aftermarket oil filters can cause startup noise. Don't know if it's still an issue or not but their OEM filters seem to be well made so it's not a bad idea to stick with them.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600557
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OP,

The manual recommends an SM/GF-4 oil or above. All current conventional oils are SN/GF-5 (so you are already ahead of the game). If you want Synthetic Blend, There are a lot to chose from...

Walmart alone has:
Pennzoil Gold
Quaker State Synthetic Blend
Motorcraft
Valvoline Maxlife
etc.

Other's claiming to be blends on their website TDS:
Havoline Conventional
Valvoline Conventional
Castrol GTX Ultraclean

You don't drive the turbo variant so dexos is not as relevant since GDi do not suffer LSPI, only small displacement T-GDi. But the certification can't hurt either, and most blends will carry it. Not Motorcraft of course.

You will get many opinions here to just go synthetic, but at Hyundai's conservative OCI, it isn't necessary.

Personal choice smile
Enjoy the car.



'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: PimTac] #4600563
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
You can use any major brand of oil that meets the specs for your car and do well. They all have a blend.


This^^^

...and any quality oil filter will work just fine.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Any synthetic blend for my 2017 Elantra? [Re: flinter] #4600570
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If you want a blend, Pennzoil Gold is tough to beat.


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
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