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post Jun 3 2010, 03:00 PM
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I am due for an oil change for both my '10 Elantra Touring as well as '06 Chevy TrailBlazer. I am torn between going conventional or go to a full synthetic (Royal Purple/Mobil 1). Would spending extra money on synthetic for both vehicles worth it? I am also debating going aftermarket vs dealer oil filters. I have read all the posts regarding the filters and TSBs, so I'm a little hesistant in that regard. Can someone please shine some light into the matter?? Thank you all!!!!


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post Jun 3 2010, 03:10 PM
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mobile 1 in the elantra and oem filter will be fine.


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I agree with slow. Mobil 1 and an OEM filter is the perfect way to go.


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Been using Valvoline's full synth in the truck and cars for a while now. Always use OEM filters.


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I'm personally a fan of castrol edge full syn. and oem filter. I also had it sent in for analysis and the said I could run the car 9000-9500 before the next oil change and it be perfectly fine. Any synthetic oil is pretty good. From what I have seen and heard atleast for hyundai's oem oil filter is the only way to go.


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OEM filters and Mobil 1. You can't go wrong in the long term.


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post Jun 4 2010, 05:32 AM
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mobil one and oem filter is what i use...i just rolled over 179k last night.

my head looked brand new when i did the vavle cover at 140k.


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Synthetics offer superior performance to conventional oils, but it's up to you to decide if it's worth it or not. I think it is and I've been using synthetics since the first oil change. ANY synthetic oil of the correct weight (5W-20) is fine, as there isn't enough difference between them to matter, so I use whatever I can get at a good price. As for filters, I've been using Purolator Pure One filters since my car was new (110K miles on it now). They meet OEM specs and work great. The part number is PL-14459.


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but will void your warranty if there is an issue.


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^^^ Unfortunately it's true. Happened to me with the used 02 GT I bought. It was not maintained properly, so I gave it back to the dealer under NY lemon law.


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^espeically when there are a ton of tsb's about it.


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You know this may be a legal technicality or something but really... if an oil filter by a major oil filter supplier voids the factory Hyundai warranty, someone should do something to make this clear to consumers. I mean you go to the catalog and it's listed right there, X-brand filter for Hyundai Elantra. It's not like you have to buy Hyundai oil or Hyundai gasoline.


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