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Recommended Oil for the 2.0T

I just thought I would take a quick moment.

There was some discussion over what kind of oil is recommended to be used in the 2.0T, especially with the cold winter coming up. There was no thread though that primarily discussed this. Personally I am no guru when it comes to this stuff, so I am only posting what I learned from the dealership.

When I bought the car in the spring, they were using regular 5w 20 motor oil which was approx $2.60 quart.

There was a bulletin by Hyundai Canada recommending the following :

5W 40 which is a full synthetic and is approx $10.95 quart. I verified with a couple auto shops (Canadian Tire / Part Source) and this is the approximate price for the same. So if your unhappy but what to stick with the recommendations by Hyundai, you won't be saving too much other then labor doing it yourself.

The 2.0T takes 4-5 quarts based on the three services I have taken on the vehicle.

Note : This is Canadian $$ so where it is $10.95 in Canada it is likely $2.95 in the US due to anal raping on goods and services us Canadians have grown to hate

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Rudy,

According to the manual 2.0T shouldn't even be using 5w20, it's too thin to properly protect turbo componentry. Becareful with that.

That said, the manual recommends 5W30, as long as you use synthetic 5W30 should be good all year round (because it doesn't deteriorate as fast a regular oil).

You can use 10W during the summer and 5W during the winter, or 5W throughout.

I don't have much experience with 5W40 oils, but according to the number, it should have even better shear resistance than 5W30, but I usually just follow the manual. I suggest you do the same.

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*EDIT*, weird, my paper manual says 2.0T should use 5W30 or 5W40, but the US downloadable manual says 5W20/5W30/5W40?!? Either ways I think it's too thin, go with 5W30 or 5W40.

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I just did my oil change. 5w-30 will be more than enough. I wouldn't stay at 5w-20 on a turbo engine, but I can understand why Hyundai went that route. They did it purely for fuel economy.
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Rudy,
According to the manual 2.0T shouldn't even be using 5w20, it's too thin to properly protect turbo componentry. Becareful with that.
Actually the second visit they said they put in the wrong oil because they weren't aware of the oil they should have been using in the first place. They were just using the same old stuff they would give to any other engine.

I plan on doing the regular service ^^ 5W 40 full synthetic which is from what it sounds like over kill, but might as well spend the extra $$ and do it right. Besides, it's still $50 cheaper then my Audi...twin turbo V6 FTL

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I would suggest you run a 5W30 or 5W40. I run royal purple oil and love them in my RX8. I think you might even be able to get a 0W-30 or 40 which would be better in a good synthetic like RP, redline or Motul.

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what is written on your oil cap? The 3.8 uses 5w20 synthetic from the factory...its Hyundai branded oil that is supposedly provided by Quaker State.

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it says 5w-20 on the oil cap bu iirc there's a tsb out saying not to use it.

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quaker crap. LOL. I just used Mobil One Synthetic just to be on the safe side since this is my first turbo car.
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i say if your tracking or driving hard then ues 10w30 or 10w40 or even 10w50 but if u r just drive the car a to just use the oem 5w40 oil and all ways use oem oil filter
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I change my own oil. I buy the Hyundai OEM oil filters and 5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w-30

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The 5W-20 is a fuel economy thingy, not for you personally, but it helps Hyundai on its fleet average slightly. Hell, pretty much every U.S. car "recommends" that now. In a turbo car, I wouldn't recomment that. I would get as low as you can 0 or 5 weight and stick with a 30 or 40 weight on the top end.

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I change my own oil. I buy the Hyundai OEM oil filters and 5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w-30
Exactly what I will be doing. As far as I know, you have to get the Hyundai OEM oil filter for warranty purposes. And Mobil1 5w-30 synthetic is the way to go with this motor.

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5/40 Redline here. The OEM oil filter is actually pretty good so no need to use anything else.

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Exactly what I will be doing. As far as I know, you have to get the Hyundai OEM oil filter for warranty purposes. And Mobil1 5w-30 synthetic is the way to go with this motor.
And filters are like $7 each, so buy a couple at a time.

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OEM FILTER IS THE ONLY ONE TO USE!!!!


i have been running mobil 1 10w30 here in florida and thats what will be going into my coupe as well.

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And filters are like $7 each, so buy a couple at a time.
Good idea! Just remember to save all your receipts.

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Ya know, it's a lot more complicated than just choosing a random xW-xx oil. Unless you're using something like Pennzoil Platinum or better.

Also, the more certifications it has, the better. Although, they aren't the end all be all. One of the hardest certs to get for US cars is the GM4718M spec cert. There's only like 5 oils that have it out of the big oil companies. It would be nice if Hyundai were to create their own oil certification program.

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I change my own oil. I buy the Hyundai OEM oil filters and 5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w-30
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I'm done this 2 or 3 times now.. I also tried the 5W-30 Royal Purple fully synthetic.. but to be honest, I didn't notice any difference.. so not really worth the price premium over Mobil 1 synthetic.

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I don't know about Canada, but my car came with a synthetic blend from the factory. I switched to full synthetic my first oil change. I would go with either a blend or synthetic unless you really wanted to go conventional for good and change your oil more often.

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I just changed my oil a couple nights ago. I went with a synthetic blend 5w-20, since I will be changing the oil slightly more often than what the manual says to do. I changed it right before 3,000 miles and I am averaging 1.5 MPG better since doing so. I also put a little container of Lucas fuel additive into the gas tank, which might have helped a little too. I have to say that this car is a breeze to change the oil on, besides that it is a little low on my ramps.

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