2004 Santa Fe oil filter...special???

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Dave Edwards, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards Guest

    I remember we had a vw golf..and was told not to use off the shelf oil
    The VW ones had something in there that maintains positive pressure on the
    oil reservoir...or some such techno mumbo jumbo.
    Anyway, does anyone know if I can walk into a car parts place and grab a
    Fram or Purolater filter for my Santa Fe....or do I have to buy a Hyundai
    Thanks for any insite.
    Dave Edwards, Apr 29, 2004
  2. Dave Edwards

    hyundaitech Guest

    Shouldn't be a problem. Be sure to choose a name brand like the ones you
    mentioned. I once went into a Trak-Auto and purchased a Pennzoil filter
    for my Toyota. My oil pressure was significantly lower. About six months
    later I spun a rod bearing. I don't know whether it was old age or the
    lower oil pressure that caused the bearing to spin, but I now make sure
    the name on the box is that of a known reputable filter company. I've
    never had a problem with Fram, Lee, Purolator, ACDelco, or Motorcraft.
    hyundaitech, Apr 29, 2004
  3. Dave Edwards

    XGCA Guest

    I have found that the OEM (Hyundai) filter is cheaper than after
    market. AT one dealership, they have buy two, get one free (which
    works out to be about $3.80 ea), the other dealer always gives 30% off
    all parts here in California. I use both. I typically buy 6 filters at
    a time as I have an 02 XG350L and my wife has an 02 SantaFe so I use
    them alot. Good luck. Oh, BTW, ask for the CRUSH washer that they use
    as the old one is spent when removed (drain plug washer).

    XGCA, Apr 30, 2004
  4. Dave Edwards

    James Guest

    There is a valve that helps keep the oil up in the heads and avoids drain
    down. Some filters use a cardboard base that will collapse under pressure.
    I've been happy with the NAPA filter specs but almost any of the higher end
    filters are just fine.
    James, May 1, 2004
  5. Dave Edwards

    Joe Guest

    Joe, May 1, 2004
  6. I live in Springfield Mo. the guy there told me to always use the AC delco,
    and stay away from everything else. 2 washers and a filter here are $8.42
    with tax at the Hyundai dealer 3500 engine which is the same as the big
    santa Fe engine. the guy in ca. has got a good deal on his for 3.80 each.
    The AC delco one is a better buy here going for $3.99. I use mobil one in
    it and change every 6 months or 3000 miles.
    fumunda cheeze, May 19, 2004
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