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So our cars come filled with who knows what 5w30 dino oil. With a 3750 service interval. What oil and service interval will you be doing?

My plan, like all turbo cars I have owned in the past, is Mobil 1. For the Elantra Sport I will use the 5w30 flavor - per the owners manual. This car will never, ever, ever, go to the dealer for an oil change or anything besides warranty work if needed

What are your plans?
 

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I'm nearing 1000 miles, and will do a oil change shortly. Afterwards I'll do it every 4000 or so. I'll stick with Mobil 1 as well, but likely do 15W-40, since it gets pretty hot here. Maybe nearing winter, I come down to 10W.

I too avoid the dealer, outside of warranty work.

The owners manual I believe, will suggest 5,10,15 cold weights, and up to 50 operational weight. So there is a wide range to pick from.
 

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Already did my first one at the dealer since it was free. All else from here on out will be done by me, probably every 4k or so with Mobil 1 and an OEM filter.
 

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I use Pennzoil 5W30 synthetic. It's the only common oil that meets the recommended ACEA A5 spec listed in the owners manual. Regular Mobil 1 synthetic doesn't meet this spec.

The owners manual is kind of ambiguous, because it says you can use 5W40, but there are no 5W40 oils that I'm aware of that are ACEA A5.

So.... I use the Pennzoil 5W30 synthetic, because it satisfies BOTH the viscosity and oil spec recommendations listed in the owners manual, and it's $22 per 5qt. jug at Walmart?.
 

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I use Pennzoil 5W30 synthetic. It's the only common oil that meets the recommended ACEA A5 spec listed in the owners manual. Regular Mobil 1 synthetic doesn't meet this spec.

The owners manual is kind of ambiguous, because it says you can use 5W40, but there are no 5W40 oils that I'm aware of that are ACEA A5.

So.... I use the Pennzoil 5W30 synthetic, because it satisfies BOTH the viscosity and oil spec recommendations listed in the owners manual, and it's $22 per 5qt. jug at Walmart?.
ACEA A5/B5 is European standard for extended intervals that focus on fuel economy. If you are changing your oil less than 10,000 miles, it does not matter. Also the new Mobil 1 Annual extended is yet to be submitted for approval.

Other than Pennzoil Ultra (extra boron), all their other lines are not better than Mobil 1. I speak from experience. I lost 1 quart of oil after 6000-7000 miles in my CX-5 with Pennzoil platinum. Did not happen with Mobil 1.
 

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ACEA A5/B5 is European standard for extended intervals that focus on fuel economy. If you are changing your oil less than 10,000 miles, it does not matter. Also the new Mobil 1 Annual extended is yet to be submitted for approval.

Other than Pennzoil Ultra (extra boron), all their other lines are not better than Mobil 1. I speak from experience. I lost 1 quart of oil after 6000-7000 miles in my CX-5 with Pennzoil platinum. Did not happen with Mobil 1.
The Mobil 1 extended life is more expensive, and I change my oil every 3K, so I don't need extended/annual oil.

Used the Pennzoil synthetic, and any other synthetic that was on sale at Wal Mart and never had any issues with my Camry V6. Not sure what the deal with your CX5 is. Been changing my own oil for 24 years (and worked at Jiffy Lube for 8 years) and never had any issues with different brands of oil.

I'll take my chances following the owners manual recommendations to a "T" by using the Pennzoil.
 

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This car will never, ever, ever, go to the dealer for an oil change or anything besides warranty work if needed
May I ask why you avoid the dealer? Kelly Blue Book keeps people from claiming they have an excellent condition car unless there is a history of service along with all paperwork and receipts. Some car shops don't report to places like carfax when there has been regular service, dealers do, so you're helping yourself maintain value by going to the dealer. I'm curious why you are avoiding it?
 

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May I ask why you avoid the dealer? Kelly Blue Book keeps people from claiming they have an excellent condition car unless there is a history of service along with all paperwork and receipts. Some car shops don't report to places like carfax when there has been regular service, dealers do, so you're helping yourself maintain value by going to the dealer. I'm curious why you are avoiding it?
I avoid any place for oil changes, dealer included. I worked at a Ford dealer and Jiffy Lube when I was younger, they have the same type of guys doing oil changes at the dealer that you'd find at Jiffy Lube. You're rolling the dice, you'll probably get someone who cares, but maybe not. Maybe the guy does crank, maybe he's hung over, maybe she's lazy and doesn't replace the drain plug crush gasket, maybe they're dumb and strip your drain plug, maybe they forget to add oil, start the car up, hear the engine start ticking, then turn it off, add oil, and send you on your way. Maybe they just use bulk dino oil 5W30 and print out synthetic on the receipt. You'd never know. Or maybe they were like me and did a great job. I've seen it all.

I log all of my oil changes on myHyundai, keep all of my receipts, and even take pictures of the receipts and oil bottles / oil filter box and save them to google photos.

In short, people change their own oil because it's cheaper, it gives you piece of mind, and they might even like working on their cars, like I do.
 

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May I ask why you avoid the dealer? Kelly Blue Book keeps people from claiming they have an excellent condition car unless there is a history of service along with all paperwork and receipts. Some car shops don't report to places like carfax when there has been regular service, dealers do, so you're helping yourself maintain value by going to the dealer. I'm curious why you are avoiding it?
I avoid any place for oil changes, dealer included. I worked at a Ford dealer and Jiffy Lube when I was younger, they have the same type of guys doing oil changes at the dealer that you'd find at Jiffy Lube. You're rolling the dice, you'll probably get someone who cares, but maybe not. Maybe the guy does crank, maybe he's hung over, maybe she's lazy and doesn't replace the drain plug crush gasket, maybe they're dumb and strip your drain plug, maybe they forget to add oil, start the car up, hear the engine start ticking, then turn it off, add oil, and send you on your way. Maybe they just use bulk dino oil 5W30 and print out synthetic on the receipt. You'd never know. Or maybe they were like me and did a great job. I've seen it all.

I log all of my oil changes on myHyundai, keep all of my receipts, and even take pictures of the receipts and oil bottles / oil filter box and save them to google photos.

In short, people change their own oil because it's cheaper, it gives you piece of mind, and they might even like working on their cars, like I do.
You speak nothing but truth in this post!
 

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May I ask why you avoid the dealer? Kelly Blue Book keeps people from claiming they have an excellent condition car unless there is a history of service along with all paperwork and receipts. Some car shops don't report to places like carfax when there has been regular service, dealers do, so you're helping yourself maintain value by going to the dealer. I'm curious why you are avoiding it?

Well for me It May be easier than some as I am an automotive technician and I can write my own repair order for my car the so I will have a history on it if any issues arise I have seen what happens in other dealerships and I'm not a fan of other people's work I know my work-and I trust myself
 

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I avoid any place for oil changes, dealer included. I worked at a Ford dealer and Jiffy Lube when I was younger, they have the same type of guys doing oil changes at the dealer that you'd find at Jiffy Lube. You're rolling the dice, you'll probably get someone who cares, but maybe not. Maybe the guy does crank, maybe he's hung over, maybe she's lazy and doesn't replace the drain plug crush gasket, maybe they're dumb and strip your drain plug, maybe they forget to add oil, start the car up, hear the engine start ticking, then turn it off, add oil, and send you on your way. Maybe they just use bulk dino oil 5W30 and print out synthetic on the receipt. You'd never know. Or maybe they were like me and did a great job. I've seen it all.

I log all of my oil changes on myHyundai, keep all of my receipts, and even take pictures of the receipts and oil bottles / oil filter box and save them to google photos.

In short, people change their own oil because it's cheaper, it gives you piece of mind, and they might even like working on their cars, like I do.
I like this. I did my car's first oil change the other day, and truly my first oil change ever. It wasn't as hard as I thought, aside for the car being a lot lower than I thought. You do bring a good point of documenting it all though. I pondered it but didn't think it was much of a big deal because Id be doing the oil change on my car every 4-5k miles.
 

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Amsoil is always my recommendation, We run the 5W-40 in all of our 1.6T cars, the Euro blend, full synthetic full SAPS.

Would you guys be interested in an oil change kit for the ES, would be a WIX filter, along with Amsoil oil, and gloves :)

Tyson
I would be interested in an oil change kit. Multi-kit deal for 5 oil changes? Keep the gloves...:)
 

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Also interested in the kit! And also don't really need the gloves as I have my own. Regarding the post by nels0300, he makes a solid point for sure. I feel uneasy when I take my car for an oil change. At that point you're at the mercy of whoever is changing your oil. I'd rather do it myself. I used Amsoil in the past and it did well by me, so reading Tork's post reminded me of my old car.
 

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the book recommend Quaker State....

I have use Penzoil, in my other vehicles, plan on using it here.
Note, If you use the Penzoil warranty, your oil changes will appear on the CARFAX report. At least it happened to me. When I traded my wifes Mazda the dealer said wow great records...
 

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Also interested in the kit! And also don't really need the gloves as I have my own. Regarding the post by nels0300, he makes a solid point for sure. I feel uneasy when I take my car for an oil change. At that point you're at the mercy of whoever is changing your oil.
Was under my car a couple weeks ago changing the oil and installing the lower engine mount and discovered that whoever changed my oil at the dealer last time spilled it everywhere. Lower engine cover is quite messy. Lucky me.
 

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On your site there are a few options to choose from. Would you mind elaborating on what the filter differences are (regular vs xp) ? And also why 5w30 is 15 more than 5w40?
 
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