H200: Oilchange every 7.500 Km?

Discussion in 'Hyundai H-1 / H-200 / Starex' started by Monica, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Monica

    Monica Guest

    Is this a must or a clever way to keep the mechanics busy?

    Monica, Jun 15, 2004
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  2. I go for factory required maintenance every 6000km here in Canada. Oil's
    cheap.....engines aren't.


    Neil J. Hubbard, Jun 15, 2004
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  3. What's an H200? Hyundai cars currently available in the USA include
    Accent (econobox), Elantra (sedan), Sonata (slightly nicer sedan), XG350
    (luxury car), Santa Fe (midsize SUV), and Tiburon/Tuscani (poor man's
    sports car).

    Anyway, the guys on Car Talk at http://www.cartalk.com/ have said in the
    past that it's OK to change the oil every 5000 miles on modern cars
    instead of every 3000 miles. I change the oil every 3000 miles 'cause I
    want to make sure the engine on my Tiburon lasts for at least 5 years.
    You can do what you like, but if you intend to keep your H200 for a long
    time, I'd suggest changing the oil *at least* every 4500 miles. The
    engine is less likely to die or develop expensive problems if it gets
    clean oil at regular intervals. YMMV, HTH.
    Dances With Crows, Jun 15, 2004
  4. The oil change interval recommendation for US-spec Hyundais is 7,500
    MILES. The myth of the 3000 mile oil change refuses to die, despite the
    fact that there probably isn't a single car manufacturer recommending it
    anymore. The people recommending such short intervals are the OIL
    companies. They have a vested interest in you throwing out good oil and
    replacing it as often as they can convince you to do so.

    If you think about it, what possible advantage would there be for a car
    company to recommend exteneded oil change intervals if there was any
    chance it would be harmful? Especially in the case of Hyundai with the
    100,000 mile warranty, it would be suicidal. The car companies KNOW what
    is necessary for their engines. The oil companies only know what is
    necessary to pad their bottom lines.
    Brian Nystrom, Jun 16, 2004
  5. Monica

    Jon W. Guest

    So very, very true. Not only that, but it is a MAJOR waste of natural
    resourses, as well as cash from our pockets. I usually go between 5
    and 6 K between changes, and while I have had other car problems, I
    have never had an engine go bad. And this goes back to all my cars,
    from 1978.

    Jon W., Jun 16, 2004
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