101k's What type oil?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dforant1, May 1, 2004.

  1. dforant1

    dforant1 Guest

    Elantra 2000, what type of oil should I use? Supposedly there are
    synthetic types for older engines. What's best?
    dforant1, May 1, 2004
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  2. dforant1

    hyundaitech Guest

    Regular motor oil which meets current standards is fine. Be sure to
    purchase a name brand motor oil. You can purchase synthetic if you
    desire, but if the car has been run on regular oil, the high detergent
    level may clean out some gunk helping to seal gaskets and cause leaks.
    IMO, the "high mileage" oils are nothing more than a marketing gimmick to
    separate you from more of your money.
    hyundaitech, May 1, 2004
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    John Doe Guest

    I would recommend a synthetic blend oil if you are looking for a better
    lubricant. Stay away from pure synthetic unles you want leaks everywhere!
    The engin is used to the detergent additives and a switch after 50k miles is
    unwise with this in mind.
    Good Luck
    John Doe, May 2, 2004
  4. I bought an XG350 with 12,000 miles on it, switched to mobil one, and have
    had no leaks. The car now has 20,000 on it. Sits in the driveway, and not a
    drop from a leak.
    fumunda cheeze, May 18, 2004
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