Veracruz oil and filter change

Discussion in 'Hyundai Veracruz' started by Jetson, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Jetson

    Jetson Guest

    Hello group!
    Question about the Veracruz oil filter. I picked up some oil filters the
    other day and I see they are a cartridge type. This is my first vehicle
    with a non spin-on oil filter. I plan on pulling the plastic shield down
    and seeing where it lives. Can anyone give me some points on how tight the
    cannister cover should be? Thanks for any tips on changing the filter. I
    will eventually get some manuals for it.
    Jon Flynn
    Jetson, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. Jetson

    Bob Guest

    It's probably more like "pulling the plastic shield UP", as I believe that
    filter is on TOP of the engine. As far as how tight..... turn it til it
    stops, and put just a little muscle into it. You'll find that when the
    O-ring first makes contact, it gets hard to turn. After the O-ring makes it
    past the lip, it's not as hard to turn, and you'll know when it's as far as
    it's gonna go.
    Bob, Nov 4, 2007
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  3. Jetson

    Jetson Guest

    Thanks Bob!

    Jetson, Nov 4, 2007
  4. Just be sure to loosen the old filter and let it drain for a couple of
    minutes before you replace the crankcase drain plug.
    Edgar MacArthur, Nov 4, 2007
  5. Whoa! Be careful here. I can't speak of what the Hyundai Veracruz is like.
    But up until recently I owned an Oldsmobile Alero that had the same type of
    cartridge set-up. It was also in the top of the engine, and very easy to

    But even though the owner's manual went out of its way to not give you any
    information on how to do the oil change (they wanted you to buy the
    expensive service manual), the only thing the owner's manual did say was
    that if you are changing your own oil: A) Re-set the oil life meter [and
    they told you how]; and B) Not to tighten the oil filter cartridge over
    15 ft-lb's. That's not very tight.

    I think it had to do with the fact that everything about that canister was
    plastic. If yours is as well, heed that advice.

    Better yet, let's get Mr. HyundaiTech to tell you what the Hyundai specs
    are. He will probably reply to you later today.
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Nov 5, 2007
  6. Jetson

    Deck Guest

    I always remove the filter before I drain the crankcase
    Deck, Nov 8, 2007
  7. Jetson

    Jetson Guest

    Thank you group!
    I just picked up an electronic CD service and electrical manual on E-Bay.
    It was less than $30.00 and it has all the Hyundai's 2007 models. It echos
    what you all have pointed out about the above engine filter assy.
    Jetson, Nov 11, 2007
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