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Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra #5423473 05/07/20 02:49 PM
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Hi,

As my 2017 Elantra approaches 40K, and since I plan on getting it 10+ years (I drive about 12K a year), I am looking at doing a automatic transmission fluid change shortly. I know it has been said in some forums over the years that you MUST use genuine Hyundai SP4-M, otherwise you will void the warranty. Is that STILL the case for the 2017-2020 Elantra models? Any real benefits to use Amsoil over Hyundai OEM SP4-M, or is Amsoil mainly marketing hype?

Thanks
Michael in NJ


2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Value Edition
Purchased new with 10 miles
Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5423477 05/07/20 03:02 PM
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I take it you have the 2.0? It looks like AMSOIL recommends the ATL. I would run that for sure. I really like AMSOIL's ATF fluids. I'm sure others here will say it is overkill or don't waste the money but for how many times you change the ATF fluid to me it is worth the cost for a quality fluid that has served me well for over 197k miles on a Silverado that tows often.


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5423480 05/07/20 03:12 PM
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I ran Redline D6 in my Elantra GT and did a 100% flush by draining the pan, filling the pan and did 4 cycles of pumping out the fluid through the radiator cooler to get all the old Hyundai fluid out of the torque converter. I had a long hose attached to the ATF exit and brought the hose and bucket to the drivers seat area. I filled the trans and peed the ATF into the bucket until it grabbed air and I shut the car off and refilled the trans with 4 Qts. I repeated this 3 times till clean fluid came out and then did the final refill. The final refill I added 1 1/2 Qt type F racing Redline and 1 1/2 qt of low viscosity Redline type F to reduce the slip agents as I think it and Amsoil SS ATF still have too much slip agents in them for how I want my trans to work, but that's just me tuning shifting crispness. It took 13 Qts. to get it flushed out. Just a note: Hyundai fluid SP4-M is very good fluid, it is a synthetic, it is not garbage like like the semi -synthetic Toyota WS. I found some Hyundai external advertising PDFs that were posted for about a year and then taken down that said it was Ester based at one time. Whether they changed it, or they just went with a different spec sheet that did not post it had high Ester in it, who knows. Make sure you do a 100% flush and not just a pan dump.


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5423486 05/07/20 03:27 PM
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The Amsoil FE ATF meets the SP-IV spec. Keep the mileage logs and receipts.

There is a nice thread about this that was about a Sonata, but the points on using the fluid are valid.

BITOG Sonata 2017 ATF Thread


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5423498 05/07/20 03:40 PM
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Rat407,

Yes, I have the 2.0 engine. And what is ATL??


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5423522 05/07/20 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by flinter
Rat407,

Yes, I have the 2.0 engine. And what is ATL??


It is the ATF fluid. Low viscosity that AMSOIL recommends if you look your vehicle up on their look-up guide.


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: Rat407] #5423544 05/07/20 04:59 PM
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rat407,

Ok, it actually shows 2 choices, the one you mentioned and another one for much less money!


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: SevenBizzos] #5423618 05/07/20 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SevenBizzos
The Amsoil FE ATF meets the SP-IV spec. Keep the mileage logs and receipts.

There is a nice thread about this that was about a Sonata, but the points on using the fluid are valid.

BITOG Sonata 2017 ATF Thread


SP-IV is the previous spec ATF. SP4-M is the latest spec.


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5424382 05/08/20 09:53 PM
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I have been using Amsoil ATF for many years. The original, un-rebuilt automatic transmission is still soldiering on after 578,000 miles.

Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5424511 05/09/20 07:32 AM
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Stick with OEM fluids and having driven Hyundai on business they have super slick transmissions - I couldn't believe it was geared they drive like CVTs.
Their engineering is solid and fluids are solid - a lot to be desired from my German GLE350 in the transmission department (it may be a good idea for German engineers to learn a few things in the transmission department from the Koreans).

Having said that never screwww around in 3 things in a car, plugs, coolants and transmission fluids. You will repay dearly.


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: Mainia] #5424559 05/09/20 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mainia
Originally Posted by SevenBizzos
The Amsoil FE ATF meets the SP-IV spec. Keep the mileage logs and receipts.

There is a nice thread about this that was about a Sonata, but the points on using the fluid are valid.

BITOG Sonata 2017 ATF Thread


SP-IV is the previous spec ATF. SP4-M is the latest spec.


Yes. Thank you for clarifying!


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5432937 05/19/20 12:31 AM
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I've used Amsoil ATF in ATF+4 mopar, DexII, Mercon, and Mercon V vehicles. I just put Amsoil low Viscosity trans fluid in my Daughters 2018 Ford Edge. Have not driven it much after changing it. I have been impressed with how it has performed in different applications.
I don't know how it would do in the Elantra. I would try it............

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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: MaximaGuy] #5433055 05/19/20 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by MaximaGuy
Stick with OEM fluids and having driven Hyundai on business they have super slick transmissions - I couldn't believe it was geared they drive like CVTs.
Their engineering is solid and fluids are solid - a lot to be desired from my German GLE350 in the transmission department (it may be a good idea for German engineers to learn a few things in the transmission department from the Koreans).

Having said that never screwww around in 3 things in a car, plugs, coolants and transmission fluids. You will repay dearly.



Now that's what I'm talking about.... approved


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5433342 05/19/20 01:28 PM
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Just do 2 drain and fills with Amsoil SS and your set for the life of that Hyundai


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Re: Amsoil ATF for 2017 Elantra [Re: flinter] #5433421 05/19/20 02:56 PM
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I went and looked a 2017 manual, the manual just says SP4, not SP4-m, Aisin makes an SP4 fluid that's pretty reasonably priced around $7/qt on Rock Auto. I'd stick with using a fluid that's explicitly SP4 during the warranty period.

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