oil filter brand and part no. for 05 elantra

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by kilroybass, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. kilroybass

    kilroybass Guest

    '05 Elantra GLS automatic.

    I'm thinking of doing oil change on my own. For those of you who've
    done it
    on their own, what brand do you like to use and do you happen to know
    the part no?
    kilroybass, Dec 9, 2005
  2. I pick up filters at the dealer. Heard some not nice things about
    aftermarket on elantras.
    Andrew Cripps, Dec 9, 2005
  3. Purolator Pure One filters are very high quality and work well on the
    Elantra. I use them on my own Elantra GT. As Andrew suggested, you can't
    go wrong with the OEM filter, either.

    Avoid Fram filters like the plague! Rumor has it that they're the
    filters that prompted Hyundai's warning regarding aftermarket filters.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 10, 2005
  4. kilroybass

    Jody Guest

    everyone alwas talks about frams being so bad, ive never had a problem with
    em or the motormaster brands that fram makes.
    i never once seen any info / proof as to why and what makes them so bad.
    that web site aboiut the oil filters being cut in half and looked at stated
    how they were put togterht ats about it.
    but no proof to a fram filter causing a engine failure.
    why would they leave a product like that on the shelves, its just beggin for
    lawsuits then...
    Jody, Dec 10, 2005
  5. Correct. They have much less filter area and inferior contruction
    compared to other filters. They're crap.
    That's a very difficult thing to prove, which is probably what Fram is
    counting on. Additionally, they probably work just fine in most
    applications. They don't work well on the newer Elantras.
    Think about it for a moment. Fram sells hundreds of millions of dollars
    worth of filters every year. Even if they had to pay out a $100,000 or
    so in settlements per year, so what? It's a drop in the bucket (1/10 of
    1 percent). There is no financial incentive to make their filters
    better, but there is a significant incentive to make them cheaper and
    promote the hell out of them. Since filters are blind items, people buy
    into the advertising hype. Apparently, they've decided that cheap is the
    way to go. Other companies like Wix and Purlolator are more interested
    in making quality products.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 10, 2005
  6. kilroybass

    Gordo Guest

    You can also use a Kia filter if the Kia dealer is closer to you or your
    Hyundai dealer pi$$e$ you off. The filters are now clearly marked
    Gordo, Dec 10, 2005
  7. kilroybass

    Jody Guest

    i dunno, ive never heard of any engine failures regarding frams yet...
    exactely how much less filter area do they have?
    i use in my car now valvoline max life made by purolator..
    Jody, Dec 11, 2005
  8. kilroybass

    John Horner Guest

    NAPA Gold filters are very well made and available at any NAPA auto
    parts store. There are other good choices available at real auto parts
    stores (Wix, Baldwin, Mann, Denso, etc.) as well, but NAPA Gold is an
    easy one to recommend because of consitent high quality and wide

    On the other hand, other than Purolator, I would not use most of the
    filters sold at the chain auto parts stores or the Big Box Marts.

    John Horner, Dec 11, 2005
  9. It varies from by filter models, but it can be 30% of more.
    Purolator apparently makes filters for a lot of other companies. They
    make the generic filters that Pep Boys sells, too. The Pure One is their
    premium filter that used a better filter medium than their standard filters.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 11, 2005
  10. kilroybass

    Diarmud387 Guest

    $5 to $6 dollar filter recommended by manufacturer (OEM), save a buck
    or two (and take a chance, perhaps $8 per year) for a $15,000 to
    $25,000 car.

    I'll never understand.
    Diarmud387, Dec 11, 2005
  11. kilroybass

    Jody Guest

    i think im going to stick with my purilator/valvoline max lifes...
    1000's $ not worth saving 5.00
    Jody, Dec 12, 2005
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