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Oil Change Interval

5000 kms (3000 miles)
27
33%
6000 kms (3750 miles)
14
17%
7000 Kms (4375 miles)
6
7%
8000 kms (5000 miles)
12
15%
10000 kms (6250 miles)
7
9%
15000 kms (9375 miles)
16
20%
 
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Oil change Interval

#1 Postby gianfranco » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:02 pm

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#2 Postby rip2000se » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:29 pm

I plan on doing it around the good old fashioned 3000 mile mark and no more than 4500 miles. The Sportage is driven mostly in the city in stop and go traffic so I figure oil changes are cheaper than a new engine. I know that many people will go alot further on a change but I have no reason to take that risk.
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#3 Postby gianfranco » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:47 pm

I made the firts at 5300 Kms (6000 kms recommends Hyundai), But since I switch to Syntetic probably will be longer intervals (even dough the dealer says should be 5000 kms either case)

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#4 Postby antooncoolen » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:00 pm

Dealers like you to come around every 3000 miles so they can sell you their ridiculous expensive oil!!!!
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#5 Postby gianfranco » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:37 pm

I had too much problems with the purchase that they gave me free oil and change for the vehicle ownership. Since I wanted the syntetic they told me that I'd only paid the diference. But I'd rather buying the brand I want and giving it to them.

Of cousre they will take advantage of having the customer returning for the oil change to try to sell whatever service.

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#6 Postby Sniper34 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:41 pm

Where's the 7500 mile choice. The US book says 7500 that's what I do with Mobil 1. That 3000 mile interval is old school. With today's almost non poluting, lean burn engines, 5000 is minimum. If Hyundai says 7500 and garantees the motor 10yrs/100000miles, I aint gonna argue. I have a 2006 with 22500mi on it now, uses no extra oil between changes, and comes out relatively clean. :shock:

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#7 Postby gianfranco » Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:04 pm

:oops: I Made the polls based on the metric system.. :shock:

It's funny how the same manufacturer varies the change intreval depending on the market.

The Canadian owner's manual says 6000 kms or 6 monts (whitchever occurs first).

I agree with you sniper, 5000 Kms (3000 mi) interval is very very old school, and with today's oils and refined engines is a waste of money and more polution..
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#8 Postby Schira » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:21 am

Interesting reading here ....



http://www.autoblog.com/2006/07/13/mast ... -interval/
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#9 Postby daxmann » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:30 am

It seems that Hyundai (and other manufacturers) just react to what is suggested by others in a specific country. The suggested oil changing interval for Tucsons in Germany is 15000 km (9320 miles), in France it's 7500 km (4660 miles). :roll:
I believe that 15000 km is ok because almost all car manufacturers in Germany state the same and here generally very few car engines have problems, it's mostly the electronic that sucks. :idea:

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#10 Postby antooncoolen » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:46 am

..........I remember a populair scientific program on the German tv about oil.
Especially about oil in the car.
It was there and then scientifecally proven that even regular,often used oil in cars,was still highly lubricatging after use of about 45000 miles!!!

What customers are afraid of is all the negative talk from mechanics,oil companies ,dealers etc, etc,
They all have one goal and one goal only and that is to sell you as much and as frequent as possible the most expensive oil they can talk you into!!!!

"Very bad for the inviorment and very bad for you wallet"

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#11 Postby daxmann » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:53 am

........and in Germany cars are often driven up to optimum speeed on our highways!
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#12 Postby antooncoolen » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:23 pm

Gruss dich daxmann,

Thanx for your compliment(..........for a Dutchman!)
I got my chrome interior set at Falcon racing,but they are the same as the set on "chromzubehoer"
A dutch vendor sells the set for euro 79,-
Tomato in Germany sells the set for euro 89,-
Check the European vendor link on this forum!
I don't know if your referring to the chrome inner doorhandle surrounding,
those are included in the interior chrome set.
It is of fair quality and fit very well.
I am satisfied with this mod,

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Das seeman herz ist noch immer zum einfluss in Hamburg,ein bitchen wehmutig aber so gemutlich! :oops:

Ach wass,scheiss darauf,ich wunsch ihnen ein guten tag und immer spass am Tucson-fahren!!!

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#13 Postby OzTucson » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:58 pm

In Australia it's recommended 7,500km for oil changes.

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#14 Postby daxmann » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:34 am

Thanx Antoon
I didn't meen the surrounding, I meant the inside doorhandle itself. Mine is gray.
I believe Hamburg and Amsterdam or Rotterdam have a lot in common: world open, tolerant, people keep low profile.... But Amsterdam is more beautiful (and hard to drive)!
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#15 Postby antooncoolen » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:24 am

Inside doorhandles have the same color as the interior color.
My interior is beige,so my doorhandles are beige!

Antoon :mrgreen:

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#16 Postby daxmann » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:51 am

Thanx Antoon,
seems that I need stronger glasses! :shock:
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#17 Postby sdzbwxp » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:16 pm

i change it at 1 year....around 18000KM....Amsoil 0w-30

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#18 Postby Insane Devil » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:55 pm

hiya all!

India being a "dusty condition" for the car manufacturers, they recommend oil change for the Tucson at every 5,000kms.

My Tuc has done around 23,000 kms. and when it strikes 25,000 i am due for another oil change.

My question is : I plan to shift to Mobil-1 Synthetic Oil.

1. Is this recommended.
2. Will this make the ride smoother?
3. If normal oil is being changed at every 5k, then when shud i change the oil if using the Mobil-1 synthetic?
4. Do i have to see any kinda oil gradings or can i jus pick up a bottle of Mobil1 and pour it in?

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#19 Postby antooncoolen » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:19 pm

Insane Devil.

I cannot see what dusty conditions have to do with engine oil!??
The airfilter I can imaging that needs changing more often in dusty conditions...but engine oil?????
Synthetic oil is far better than mineral oil,you can replace mineral oil for synthetic,as the quality is better,your engine might run smoother.
You can mix synthetic oil with other approved oil.

And I think changing your oil every 15000 km is o.k.

Isane Devil,remember dealers like you to come around as much as they can talk you into...........so,don't get ripped off!!!

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#20 Postby cjdw_PU » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:07 pm

I am using Mobil 1 Synthetic Extended Performance (EP). I don't know if it is available outside USA since it's fairly new. It claims the oil is good for up to 15000miles (24000km) without change. I am planning on changing it after 10000miles (16000km)

Do you think it's okay?

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#21 Postby AlbertZ » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:02 pm

Hyundai South Africa recommends 15 000km service intervals for pertol engines and 7500km for the diesels. We have full maintenance plans here as part of the deal. Mine runs for 90 000km so I guess seeing that the "stealership" is paying for my service, they would like to see my Tuc as little as possible! :lol:

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#22 Postby Maktus » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:50 am

First oil change and oil filter at the 500km.
Then at 1000 km - 2500 km - 5000 km - 10000 km - 15000 km.
So,my basic regular oil (and oil filter) change is at 5000 km.
My choises is the Mobil 1 and Aral semi or full synthetic, 10-40w or 5-30w.

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#23 Postby Watchin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:09 am

Interval depends on conditions, type of usage, type of filter, and type of lube
Don't base your decisions on what others do, use your own guides...

I'm at 3750 (every 6 months whether it needs it or not)
using synthetic 0-40 Mobil 1
standard filter
light duty (no off-road, winter 4wd in snow only, no heavy loads,
moderate distance driving of 4hrs or less, speeds <75mph)
low usage (8K in a year)
normal conditions (few over 100F days, few < -20F days, no dust storms,
no tsunami's or monsoons)

If I was hard driving I'd up the oil type (AMSOIL heavy duty and such),
up the filter type (double filter), and change the frequency.

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#24 Postby dsim » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:41 pm

can i mix 15w-50 with 5w-40? both are shell helix full synthetic (grey pack). the 15w-40 is about 1L (leftover from previous oil changes).
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#25 Postby flyfisherdon » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:33 am

Personally, I would not mix grades, but not from an informed basis, it just does not seem the right thing to do. :shock:
I never meet the mileage required before changing the oil, I go by the monthly recommended,usually 5-6 months.
I have had my 2007 for 31/2 years , and just turned 21,000 Kms.
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