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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5330839 01/24/20 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en

Original equipment Hyundai filter and current 5W30 SN plus oil, of any major brand name.

This ^^^^^


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: Propflux01] #5330889 01/24/20 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Propflux01
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en

Original equipment Hyundai filter and current 5W30 SN plus oil, of any major brand name.

This ^^^^^

Also in agreement with this. I would feel extremely comfortable running 5w30 in Florida with seldom highway driving.


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5330890 01/24/20 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
This has the 2.0/2.4L Theta2 engine, right? Hyundai said that the Tuscon Theta's were unaffected by the metal shavings/bearings problems in other models with the Theta2 but you'll find reports of Tuscon owners complaining about bearing/connecting rod issues. Might not ever effect you as not every Tuscon owner reports this problem but if it were me I'd use something thicker than the 5w20..at minimum a thicker oil film with a 5w30. Use the OE filters and change the oil severe service and just maybe you can avoid becoming a member of the failed Theta2 engine club.

Fwiw, Hyundai recalled nearly a million Theta2 engines between something like 2011 and 2015 but like I said, the Tuscon was not a part of the recall because they claimed those engines were made on a different production line and despite some record of engine failures, the Tuscon has largely avoided the the scale of problems other models (like the Sonata) in those years have had.


I thought it was established that "metal shavings" was not the true cause, as current Theta 2.4 engines are still experience failures. This is some 8 years after the initial affected 2.4's were produced. If shavings are really the cause, Hyundai/Kia should have taken care of that years ago. I am skeptical.


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: Propflux01] #5330932 01/24/20 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Propflux01
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en

Original equipment Hyundai filter and current 5W30 SN plus oil, of any major brand name.

This ^^^^^


Agree 100%


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: gregk24] #5330993 01/24/20 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by gregk24
Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
This has the 2.0/2.4L Theta2 engine, right? Hyundai said that the Tuscon Theta's were unaffected by the metal shavings/bearings problems in other models with the Theta2 but you'll find reports of Tuscon owners complaining about bearing/connecting rod issues. Might not ever effect you as not every Tuscon owner reports this problem but if it were me I'd use something thicker than the 5w20..at minimum a thicker oil film with a 5w30. Use the OE filters and change the oil severe service and just maybe you can avoid becoming a member of the failed Theta2 engine club.

Fwiw, Hyundai recalled nearly a million Theta2 engines between something like 2011 and 2015 but like I said, the Tuscon was not a part of the recall because they claimed those engines were made on a different production line and despite some record of engine failures, the Tuscon has largely avoided the the scale of problems other models (like the Sonata) in those years have had.


I thought it was established that "metal shavings" was not the true cause, as current Theta 2.4 engines are still experience failures. This is some 8 years after the initial affected 2.4's were produced. If shavings are really the cause, Hyundai/Kia should have taken care of that years ago. I am skeptical.


Sorry folks, the 2012 Tucson has the Beta II engine. So the Theta engine panic doesn’t apply.


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: DONWATERS] #5331052 01/24/20 12:19 PM
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OEM filter and 5w-30 SN Plus oil every 5K miles gets my vote too.

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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: jayjr1105] #5331083 01/24/20 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jayjr1105
Originally Posted by Propflux01
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en

Original equipment Hyundai filter and current 5W30 SN plus oil, of any major brand name.

This ^^^^^

Also in agreement with this. I would feel extremely comfortable running 5w30 in Florida with seldom highway driving.


This is the correct answer.

Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: DONWATERS] #5331093 01/24/20 01:20 PM
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I have two Hyundais, a 2011 and 2016. The owner's manuals call of 5W20 or 5W30 oils. I use 5W30 in Canada with no problems. This ain't rocket science.

Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: DONWATERS] #5331098 01/24/20 01:29 PM
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Use Magnatec or Pennzoil/RGT, my experience shows these oils perform best in HyunKia engines


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: DONWATERS] #5331149 01/24/20 02:35 PM
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Any API SN Plus Synthetic Blend or Synthetic will be fine. As for filters, OEM, Mobil1, Napa, Wix, Fram etc... will all work well too.

Remember, there are thousands more people using dealer conventional bulk and quick lube conventional and jobber filters than there are do-it-yourselfers out there and their vehicles are non-worse-for-wear.


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: wemay] #5331158 01/24/20 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by wemay
Any API SN Plus Synthetic Blend or Synthetic will be fine. As for filters, OEM, Mobil1, Napa, Wix, Fram etc... will all work well too.

Remember, there are thousands more people using dealer conventional bulk and quick lube conventional and jobber filters than there are do-it-yourselfers out there and their vehicles are non-worse-for-wear.


Have you become tired of these HyunKia talks and got rid of your Sportage? smile


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: SlavaB] #5331184 01/24/20 03:19 PM
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Any API SN Plus Synthetic Blend or Synthetic will be fine. As for filters, OEM, Mobil1, Napa, Wix, Fram etc... will all work well too.

Remember, there are thousands more people using dealer conventional bulk and quick lube conventional and jobber filters than there are do-it-yourselfers out there and their vehicles are non-worse-for-wear.


Have you become tired of these HyunKia talks and got rid of your Sportage? smile


Haha, not at all. My first love is VW. It was the car of my youth and my Dad drove the family down from New York in his Beetle in 1973. I've owned everything from a VW Corrado G60 to a few Golf and GTIs to racing a few SCCA Rally races in a VW Fox (without much success). So... turning 50 this year and said i wanted a VW again. The 2019s still get the 72k mile bumper to bumper so i pulled the trigger. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Sportage.

Sorry for the longwinded answer.
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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: wemay] #5331196 01/24/20 03:30 PM
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Any API SN Plus Synthetic Blend or Synthetic will be fine. As for filters, OEM, Mobil1, Napa, Wix, Fram etc... will all work well too.

Remember, there are thousands more people using dealer conventional bulk and quick lube conventional and jobber filters than there are do-it-yourselfers out there and their vehicles are non-worse-for-wear.


Have you become tired of these HyunKia talks and got rid of your Sportage? smile


Haha, not at all. My first love is VW. It was the car of my youth and my Dad drove the family down from New York in his Beetle in 1973. I've owned everything from a VW Corrado G60 to a few Golf and GTIs to racing a few SCCA Rally races in a VW Fox (without much success). So... turning 50 this year and said i wanted a VW again. The 2019s still get the 72k mile bumper to bumper so i pulled the trigger. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Sportage.

Sorry for the longwinded answer.
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The wife may trade the SFS in for a Telluride, Pallisade or new Highlander next year sometime.


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Re: What oil and filter for 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 4 cylinder in Florida [Re: DONWATERS] #5331199 01/24/20 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MParr

Sorry folks, the 2012 Tucson has the Beta II engine. So the Theta engine panic doesn’t apply.

The Beta 2 (G4GC), made exclusively in Ulsan Korea, was phased out in 2012 and the 2.0L Theta2 (G4KE) or the 2.4L Theta2 (G4KC), mfg in Alabama, began to be used in the 2012 Tucson.

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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by MParr

Sorry folks, the 2012 Tucson has the Beta II engine. So the Theta engine panic doesn’t apply.

The Beta 2 (G4GC), made exclusively in Ulsan Korea, was phased out in 2012 and the 2.0L Theta2 (G4KE) or the 2.4L Theta2 (G4KC), mfg in Alabama, began to be used in the 2012 Tucson.

I stand corrected. However, I was only half wrong. The 2.0 Beta II was the standard engine offering. The 2.4 Theta was an optional engine in the GLS version.


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