Recent Topics
Separating toddlers from their parents?
by fdcg27
24 minutes 6 seconds ago
gm 8.6 truetrac
by Spitter
29 minutes 0 seconds ago
New addition to my garage: 2000 Corvette FRC
by MrHorspwer
40 minutes 4 seconds ago
Rockauto 5% off
by Spitter
41 minutes 51 seconds ago
fumoto oil valve
by Santo
55 minutes 7 seconds ago
Grand solar minimum...
by ridgerunner
Today at 07:57 PM
Pentofrost coolant $10 Autozone
by PD001
Today at 07:49 PM
The things you find cleaning Garage 30+ btls slob
by digger327
Today at 07:20 PM
Castrol GTX Magantec 0w20 - 6 pack $21.99 - Amazon
by 04SE
Today at 07:07 PM
Havoline Pro DS 5w20 $3.15/quart - Amazon
by 04SE
Today at 07:06 PM
Needing New Dipstick
by Geauxtiger
Today at 05:11 PM
'98 Mercedes E300TD Rotella T5 10W-30 5k miles
by KenO
Today at 04:35 PM
Premium guard oil filters
by Jaha24k
Today at 04:09 PM
76 super motor oil- synthetic blend 5w-30
by Jaha24k
Today at 04:07 PM
Who makes the Mopar 5038041AA filter?
by Quattro Pete
Today at 03:55 PM
Ruger Mini-14, yay or nay?
by 28oz
Today at 03:51 PM
USPS long long delivery to BlackStone Labs
by Pajero
Today at 02:58 PM
House A.c. vent leaking water
by motor_oil_madman
Today at 02:55 PM
"synthetic" gear oil and LS additive?
by nthach
Today at 01:54 PM
Supertech wix ST8 5514 miles
by jakewells
Today at 01:38 PM
Newest Members
Santo, aligoodn, memyself, MichiganKid419, kaphouston
65273 Registered Users
Who's Online
105 registered (addyguy, 2002 Maxima SE, Aero540T, 2015_PSD, 9050lx, 2KBMW, 14 invisible), 1598 Guests and 30 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65273 Members
67 Forums
285621 Topics
4766564 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4673630 - 02/21/18 06:12 PM Another ATF question... I aplogize
bardos Offline


Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 14
Loc: hawaii
My vehicle is a 2005 Hyundai Elantra 2.0l with automatic transmission. I have heard, and seen that some folks say to use only Hyundai Brand SP III ATF for the automatic transmission of this vehicle. I am not the original owner of the car and much of its service history is shrouded in mystery, but the manual says to change the ATF (for the first time) at 105,000 miles. Currently the vehicle has only 90,000 miles. What I'm trying to say is that it most likely still contains the original ATF from the factory. So, I'm going to buy some ATF fluid (to do a change) and I was wondering if any ATF that meets SP III standard will do, or would it be better to use only the Hyundai brand to mix to continue with the same fluid?

Or, are there better alternatives that would mix well with the current fluid? (obviously very important) thx.

Top
#4673631 - 02/21/18 06:15 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2186
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
Just get the Enos Spec'd or Hyunda Fluid. I changed mine in my autostick Hyundai Accent q 60k miles.
_________________________
2015 Civic 162k mi.0w20 Redline/Archoil,HPS SRI,Yokohama/Moog links Borla Exhaust/Vibrant Resonator/Tein Suspension
Go Nashville Predators!

Top
#4673632 - 02/21/18 06:18 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2186
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
_________________________
2015 Civic 162k mi.0w20 Redline/Archoil,HPS SRI,Yokohama/Moog links Borla Exhaust/Vibrant Resonator/Tein Suspension
Go Nashville Predators!

Top
#4673652 - 02/21/18 06:35 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
I am a fan of Amsoil ATF and gear oil. But I am sure Hyundai OEM is fine also. And there other brand name quality ATF. Best to do a cooler line fluid exchange.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4673655 - 02/21/18 06:36 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
pda1122 Offline


Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 235
Loc: Maine, USA
Wife drives an 08 that also has a 2.0. She has about 40,000 miles on it and the fluid looked very dark so I did 3 drain/fills when doing oil changes. Literally one bolt to undo (24mm sounds right). I believe exactly two quarts comes out. Make sure to do the fluid change cold so the fluid is the same temp. Iíve heard volume changes by temp. It looks great now! Iíd say if it doesnít look like chocolate milk, itís been maintained. I plan on doing a drain/fill every 20-30,000 miles or so here on out. YouTube videos can show you line cooler flush and correct specs if needed. Personally Iím not worried about changing the filter. I believe Hyundai themselves just do something called a backflush and have heard horror stories about all the junk just being backwashed and then trapped again. I donít think they even change the filter. I used that Eneos SP fluid from Napa auto parts. Hopefully they have stores on the island...
_________________________
'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'08 Hyundai Elantra- Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'96RangerR72 90hpJohnson
'03Ski Doo REV600H.O.

Top
#4673687 - 02/21/18 07:03 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: pda1122]
bardos Offline


Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 14
Loc: hawaii
Originally Posted By: pda1122
I used that Eneos SP fluid from Napa auto parts. Hopefully they have stores on the island...


Yes, Napa stores are here. It can mix well with the original fluid? Both SP3s?

Top
#4673753 - 02/21/18 07:35 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
pda1122 Offline


Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 235
Loc: Maine, USA
Link to product
Enter your store and see if itís in stock. Itís called ďatf type spĒ fluid and designed to meet sp-III requirements. Itís a bit more ($6.69 here)than what I remember paying for it; Iíd call Kia or Hyundai dealerships around you (if any)to quote prices also.
_________________________
'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'08 Hyundai Elantra- Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'96RangerR72 90hpJohnson
'03Ski Doo REV600H.O.

Top
#4673771 - 02/21/18 07:46 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1142
Loc: NoVA
They are not that picky. I have used Valvoline maxlife in the last 4 Hyundai and Kias I did a trans fluid drain/fill on.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline-Max...Gallon/15125768


Even the Supertech Synthetic fluid will work fine and meets spec.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Mu...-1-gal/52626199


And I like to do a drain fill at least every 50k on those. Some at 30k if its burnt. Cheap, easy, and will add life to the transmission.
_________________________
yup

Top
#4673778 - 02/21/18 07:49 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
pda1122 Offline


Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 235
Loc: Maine, USA
*it may be 3 quarts per drain/fill. I used an open faced oil drain pan with markings. You could also dump your drain pan into an empty 5 qt. container with markings and see-thru sight strip
_________________________
'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'08 Hyundai Elantra- Mobil 1 AFE 0w-20, OEM filter
'96RangerR72 90hpJohnson
'03Ski Doo REV600H.O.

Top
#4673780 - 02/21/18 07:49 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
Saul Offline


Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 97
Loc: New Mexico
+1 on the Eneos SP fluid.
Hyundai/Mitsubishi SP III is red like no other...

Top
#4673785 - 02/21/18 07:53 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: Jimzz]
bardos Offline


Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 14
Loc: hawaii
Originally Posted By: Jimzz
They are not that picky. I have used Valvoline maxlife in the last 4 Hyundai and Kias I did a trans fluid drain/fill on.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline-Max...Gallon/15125768


Even the Supertech Synthetic fluid will work fine and meets spec.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Mu...-1-gal/52626199


And I like to do a drain fill at least every 50k on those. Some at 30k if its burnt. Cheap, easy, and will add life to the transmission.


Looked at those per your links. Neither container says SP3... it lists other standards though. What do they mean? (Dex, Merc, Mercon)

Top
#4673798 - 02/21/18 08:05 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
walterjay Offline


Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Maryland
Valvoline Max Life is the way to go. I have used it on 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia. At 155,000 miles on the Santa Fe it shifts better than new. Always had a hard downshift with the factory fill. Max Life fixed that. I think it is superior to the Hyundai fluid. Did a drain and refill on that one three times. Don't do a flush...just drain and refill.

Top
#4673820 - 02/21/18 08:23 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
greyghost Offline


Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 10
Loc: FREDERICKSBURG Virginia
I am a fan of Valvoline Maxlife synthetic too. Walmart has it at a good price on 4 qt. container.

Top
#4673829 - 02/21/18 08:31 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6143
Loc: USA
Maxlife is good, and so is Castrol Full Synthetic ATF. On sale for one more day at AAP (2/22 is the last day for the sale) $5/qt when you buy in multiples of 2 smile

Top
#4673841 - 02/21/18 08:39 PM Re: Another ATF question... I aplogize [Re: bardos]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11944
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Originally Posted By: bardos
Originally Posted By: Jimzz
They are not that picky. I have used Valvoline maxlife in the last 4 Hyundai and Kias I did a trans fluid drain/fill on.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline-Max...Gallon/15125768


Even the Supertech Synthetic fluid will work fine and meets spec.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Mu...-1-gal/52626199


And I like to do a drain fill at least every 50k on those. Some at 30k if its burnt. Cheap, easy, and will add life to the transmission.


Looked at those per your links. Neither container says SP3... it lists other standards though. What do they mean? (Dex, Merc, Mercon)


The Walmart Supertech brand lists it under "about this item"; you need to scroll down a lot.

Dexron and Mercon are old specifications from GM and Ford respectively.

The walmart brand indicates

Recommended for a wide range of vehicles requiring DEXRON-VI and MERCON LV fluids
Additionally recommended for transmissions calling for DEXRON-III-H, Toyota WS, Toyota T IV, Honda Z-1, Honda DW-1, Hyundai/Kia/Mitsubishi SP-III, SP-IV, JASO 1A, 2A, JWS 3309, 3324, Audi/VW G-052-162-A1/A2, G-055-025-A2, TL 521 62, LT 71141, TL 521 62, BMW 5 HP, 5HP LT 71141, LA2634, BMW/Mini 83 22 0 402 4139, Volvo 97340, 97341, Subaru ATF, ATF HP, Nissan/Infiniti MATIC D, J, K, S, Scion, Mazda ATF M III and MV

Many people throw shade @ fluids that claim to be appropriate for many manufacturers specifications.

It may not be a miracle fluid, it may simply indicate how similar all those 'magic fluids' from each manufacturers really are.

I would (and have) use Maxlife; I use it in a friends Tundra automatic



Edited by simple_gifts (02/21/18 08:42 PM)
_________________________
2004 Prius; 92K ML Syn 5W-30
2007 Yaris 68K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;130K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >