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Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ka9mnx] #5112111 05/22/19 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ka9mnx
How many miles on the vehicle?



What I was wondering ?

Does it use any oil between oil / filter changes ? What is the " normal oil change interval ?


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Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: OnTheRocks] #5112136 05/22/19 09:01 AM
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I have driven several 1000+ miles trips in 100°F temps in a fully loaded Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.8 using 5w-20. Never had an issue with it.
I would just keep using whatever you are using.
Only reason to go to a 30 wt is if there is trailer towing involved.

I would be more worried about the transmission fluid condition, and just overall vehicle condition.

Originally Posted by OnTheRocks
Interesting that Hyundai recommends 3 different oil weights. I would review the owners manual again. Those different weights are probably recommended for different climates and driving conditions. As for brand, I am one of those people who believe that branding does not make much of a difference. The most important thing is to make sure that your choice of oil meets your OEM spec.
...

Hyundai recommends oil based on the old style temperature chart, but does have a little caveat of the "for best fuel economy use xw-xx oil" depending on the motor, it could be 5w-20 or 5w-30.


2018 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM/5k
2018 Soul: Mobil Super 5W-20/OEM/5k
2012 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue/5k
2002 F150: Magnatec 5W-20/Bosch D+/1yr
1994 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Bosch D+/1yr
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: AuthorEditor] #5112187 05/22/19 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by AuthorEditor
I'd go with whatever you normally run. If it was me it would be the 5W-30 simply because it is in the recommended list and the 30 may offer some slight advantage in protection. Plus, it's one of the most common oils everywhere so you could purchase a top-up quart at any gas station, though if you had to add some 5W-30 to a load of 5W-20 it wouldn't make any difference.


Agreed -- it's only 5000 miles (give or take) back and forth and highway miles are easy miles so your usual oil is up to the task.

I'd go 5w-30 or even 10w-30...Northern Idaho's average lows in June = 47°F / 8°C so the xxw really won't make a difference.


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 149k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 55k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112283 05/22/19 11:11 AM
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10w30 all the way, any brand full-synthetic you find at walmart.
Why use VII chemicals in the summer? Those create more piston deposits. They are polymers that are a little fragile at high heat.

Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112297 05/22/19 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisD46
Mini Van has 230K miles on it and had synthetic oil all it's life except the first 20K miles - yes , the van will be loaded to the gills also ... Kia recommends 30W according to higher ambient temp conditions the vehicle will be running in during the OCI (in this case Summer) .



This is what I'd go with

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Havoline...3_1104294_1072084&wpa_bucket=__bkt__


2004 Corolla 134866
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 76356
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5112305 05/22/19 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by ChrisD46
Mini Van has 230K miles on it and had synthetic oil all it's life except the first 20K miles - yes , the van will be loaded to the gills also ... Kia recommends 30W according to higher ambient temp conditions the vehicle will be running in during the OCI (in this case Summer) .



This is what I'd go with

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Havoline...3_1104294_1072084&wpa_bucket=__bkt__





Great choice. Also make sure everything else is up to par. Cooling system, tires, brakes etc.


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Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: PimTac] #5112314 05/22/19 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by ChrisD46
Mini Van has 230K miles on it and had synthetic oil all it's life except the first 20K miles - yes , the van will be loaded to the gills also ... Kia recommends 30W according to higher ambient temp conditions the vehicle will be running in during the OCI (in this case Summer) .



This is what I'd go with

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Havoline...3_1104294_1072084&wpa_bucket=__bkt__





Great choice. Also make sure everything else is up to par. Cooling system, tires, brakes etc.


Yes probably more important than the choice of oil PimTac


2004 Corolla 134866
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 76356
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: PimTac] #5112486 05/22/19 02:56 PM
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*Not for the same vehicle ...


'17 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI 5W30 Valvoline Advanced Syn / Fram Ultra
'10 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 5W30 QSUD / Fram Ultra
'07 Kia Sedona 3.8L 5W30 M1 EP HM / Fram Ultra
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: PimTac] #5112493 05/22/19 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by ChrisD46
Mini Van has 230K miles on it and had synthetic oil all it's life except the first 20K miles - yes , the van will be loaded to the gills also ... Kia recommends 30W according to higher ambient temp conditions the vehicle will be running in during the OCI (in this case Summer) .



This is what I'd go with

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Havoline...3_1104294_1072084&wpa_bucket=__bkt__





Great choice. Also make sure everything else is up to par. Cooling system, tires, brakes etc.

*Yes , having everything checked out prior to the trip ...


'17 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI 5W30 Valvoline Advanced Syn / Fram Ultra
'10 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 5W30 QSUD / Fram Ultra
'07 Kia Sedona 3.8L 5W30 M1 EP HM / Fram Ultra
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112499 05/22/19 03:05 PM
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It's your van. Do whatever you want. With all that highway driving, lower viscosity oil will be fine. You are not going anywhere hot enough where 20 weight oil will fail. Your engine reaches operating temp, and the vehicle cooling system will maintain that temp.

Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112541 05/22/19 03:46 PM
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Thanks for the update. With 230k miles I would go with any synthetic 5w-30. Vanilla Mobil1 to SuperTech. If mine, I would go the SuperTech route.


2005 Ranger 3.0 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
2000 4Runner 3.4 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Toyota
1997 B2500 Van 3.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Mopar
1993 F150 4.9 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: JLTD] #5112616 05/22/19 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JLTD
Originally Posted by AuthorEditor
I'd go with whatever you normally run. If it was me it would be the 5W-30 simply because it is in the recommended list and the 30 may offer some slight advantage in protection. Plus, it's one of the most common oils everywhere so you could purchase a top-up quart at any gas station, though if you had to add some 5W-30 to a load of 5W-20 it wouldn't make any difference.


Agreed -- it's only 5000 miles (give or take) back and forth and highway miles are easy miles so your usual oil is up to the task.

I'd go 5w-30 or even 10w-30...Northern Idaho's average lows in June = 47°F / 8°C so the xxw really won't make a difference.


Also agreed!

Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112684 05/22/19 06:17 PM
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You are not going anywhere, or doing anything, where you have to worry about the low end or high end of the viscosity grade.

Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: ChrisD46] #5112687 05/22/19 06:21 PM
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I would use the most inexpensive decent oil in the 5w30 flavor and call it a day. It isn't going to matter those are easy miles on a car. ST here at my local WM is under $16 for full synthetic. That would be my first choice.




Re: Cross Country Oil Choice ? [Re: Char Baby] #5112877 05/22/19 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
You'll be doing sustained high speeds but, not high RPMs.
Either a 5W20 or 5W30 should be just fine. And since you will be using a synthetic oil, it won't matter much especially since oils are built so much better today than ever before. Interstate driving is easier on oil than the norm.

I'm kind of a QSUD 5W30 guy myself.



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2008 Silverado Z71 LT 98k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 196k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 13k, Spectro 10w40, Yamaha Filter.
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