2005 XG350 oil filters

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Seamus J. Wilson, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Are there any great reasons for using Hyundai oil filters instead of generic
    types? Anything truly remarkable about the Hyundai ones?
    Thank you,
    Seamus J. Wilson
    Seamus J. Wilson, Jan 10, 2007
  2. Seamus J. Wilson

    Matt Whiting Guest

    I don't think there is anything remarkable about Hyundai filters.
    However, there are reasons to avoid some of the generic filters and even
    the low-end brand names such as Fram. Many of them are cheaply made
    using paper end caps on the filter media and inferior anti-drainback
    valves, the latter which can cause valve-train clatter during cold starts.

    Matt Whiting, Jan 10, 2007
  3. If you're going to use aftermarket filters (I do), go with something
    like the Purolator Pure One filter. It's a high quality product and the
    specifications are in line with Hyundai's requirements.
    Brian Nystrom, Jan 11, 2007
  4. Seamus J. Wilson

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Yes, there is at least one web site that has a bunch of filters that a
    guy cut apart and dissected. He didn't have a way to test them for
    filtration, etc., but just looking at the internal design, components
    and type and amount of filter media was enlightening. It didn't take a
    rocket scientist to see the difference between the standard Fram and
    Wal-Mart generic filters and a real filter like a Purolater, NAPA Gold, etc.

    Matt Whiting, Jan 11, 2007
  5. Thank you for the kind replies.
    Seamus J.
    Seamus J. Wilson, Jan 11, 2007
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