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#4659754 - 02/08/18 07:28 AM conventional oil?
ernied Offline

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 353
Loc: ogdensburg new york
does anyone use conventional oil in the Hyundai 2.4 engine.
I have been using synthetic and wondering if iam wasting my money since it doesn't call for it.
2015 Hyundai sonata.
2015 Hyundai santafe sport

#4659763 - 02/08/18 07:56 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
Artem Offline

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
Well... if you could "get away" with using the cheap and standard conventional Lube without any negative side effects, and that is what the engine manufacturer recommends you use in the car, then what's stopping you?

Having said that, I honestly don't understand why anyone would even use the cheap stuff when you can easily find synthetic oil on sale for $3-4 a quart and have peace of mind that you've got Synthetic oil in the engine.
2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart.

#4659785 - 02/08/18 08:17 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
BAJA_05 Offline

Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 340
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Run it conventional with confidence if you want. As long as your running MFG. spec oil; those engines are bullet proof as long as your changing the oil and filter.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo
PP Euro 0W40 & FU
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & ST

#4659790 - 02/08/18 08:25 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
andrewp1998 Offline

Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 853
you can get castrol edge on sale at wallyworld for 20 bucks sometime, mobil with rebate is cheaper!
2001 Honda civic HX vtecE- 5 spd,230k+

#4659821 - 02/08/18 08:48 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
It may help with ring sticking if the premium cost product has less vm and a more stable base, OTW there is no conventional ILSAC oils and most "synthetic" ARE NOT.

I tend to find very good oils amoungst the "synthetic" offerings that let my engine perform better.

Not all premium oils are worth the added cost.

QSGB and motorcraft are decent conventionals.
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

#4659825 - 02/08/18 08:52 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
Charlie2015 Offline

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Georgia
I would use whatever oil you can get a really good deal on. The engine you have usually only blows up from manufacturing defects or lack of maintenance. The type of oil you use doesn't matter, only the fact that you change it on time and keep receipts for the warranty.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual

#4659826 - 02/08/18 08:52 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Dallas69 Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Texas
MC is a blend
2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter

#4659837 - 02/08/18 09:12 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
blupupher Offline

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4423
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
My sisters '10 Santa Fe with the 2.4 has gotten to 150,000 miles using conventional oil from an oil change shop on 7500-10,000 mile intervals.
It only recently started getting synthetic since I started changing the oil in it.
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

#4659866 - 02/08/18 09:56 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
BrocLuno Offline

Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5519
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
In NY with the cold winters and hot humid summers, I'd prolly go syn (they're all blends). Maybe SuperTech laugh
Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.

#4659869 - 02/08/18 09:59 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
wemay Offline

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8895
Loc: Southeast Florida
Disregard the "why would anyone run cheap stuff" crowd when the mfcr has confidence that their recommendation of API-SM/ILSAC GF-4 will properly lubricate the engine. In fact, it has done so without issue since 2011 with this platform, having one hiccup, a build issue at one of the assembly plants for certain years. It is absolutely perfectly fine to run Conventional oil in the 2.4. As a matter of fact, my Sonata will be getting a steady dose of dino here-on-out.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4L
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

#4659894 - 02/08/18 10:28 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
tig1 Offline

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13661
Loc: Illinois
You are not wasting your money. It's only a few cents per week. Now if your rides are not worth a few cents per week, then yes .
2007 Ford Fusion 227,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 49K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

#4659933 - 02/08/18 11:03 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
johnD2 Offline

Registered: 04/11/16
Posts: 78
Loc: West Central , FL
My Mother has 150k on her 2.4 Hyundai.. Nothing but valvoline white bottle every 4,000 miles , still runs like brand new.
2000 Silverado Short Wheelbase 4.8 L 4x4
Wix 51522 / Mobil 1 HM 10w40
2016 F150 crew cab 5.0 2WD
Wix 57502 / PP 5W20

#4659942 - 02/08/18 11:14 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: johnD2]
bbhero Offline

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4627
Loc: Virginia

There ya go. Nothing wrong with VWB, PYB, Havoline, Castrol etc etc...
Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5w30 Federated Auto 4612ex
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."

#4659959 - 02/08/18 11:36 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: ernied]
wemay Offline

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8895
Loc: Southeast Florida
2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4L
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

#4659961 - 02/08/18 11:39 AM Re: conventional oil? [Re: bbhero]
wemay Offline

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8895
Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: bbhero

There ya go. Nothing wrong with VWB, PYB, Havoline, Castrol etc etc...

2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4L
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

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