type of Oil

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Joel Willstein, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Unless you live in the artic, I wouldn't use 5-20w oil period. I've run all 3 of my Hyundai's on 10-30 for the summer and 5-30 for the winter. Never had a problem. BTW, looking at a Accent for my son who passed his drivers test yesterday.

    Joel Willstein

    From: "Eric G." <>
    Subject: 2006 Sonata Oil
    Date: Saturday, December 03, 2005 7:51 AM

    I had my first oil change yesterday at the dealer. It's an '06 Sonata GLS
    V6. My owners manual clearly states that I should be using 5w-20 oil for
    this engine, but my receipt shows they put in 10w-30. Should I be worried
    about this?

    I would think that especially for the Winter season, the thinner oil (5w-
    20) would be better.

    Joel Willstein, Dec 3, 2005
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    Eric G. Guest

    I live in NJ...hardly the artic!! But since this is my sixth Hyundai, and
    the first that recommends 5w-20 oil year-round for my climate, I would have
    to disagree. Especially where the warranty is concerned.

    Eric G., Dec 3, 2005
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  3. Exactly! Hyundai knows better what the engine needs than any of us do.
    Following their recommendations is the smart thing to do. Joel may not
    want to evolve in his thinking about oil, but both engines and oils HAVE
    evolved and modern engines have different requirements than engines that
    are only a few years old.

    FWIW, I've been running 5W-30 - per Hyundai's recommendation - in my
    Elantra since it was new. It runs great year round.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 3, 2005
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    John Horner Guest

    This has been argued to death in Honda and Ford owner circles. Your
    conventional wisdom has basically been demonstrated to be little more
    than outdated opinion with no basis in fact.

    5W-20 oils perform very well in the vehicles for which they are specified.

    Lots of data and arguments about this at www.bobistheoilguy.com forums.

    John Horner, Dec 11, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    what better person to believe than the manufacturer. put what they say in
    it. you diddnt design the car did you?
    Jody, Dec 11, 2005
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Have you had a Hyundai that called for 5W-20?

    Matt Whiting, Dec 28, 2005
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