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Well, I got confirmation today from a member that the oil filter is the SAME as the NA V filter. This is great news as I was looking to change my oil for the first time (just hit 2100 miles) before our california trip this weekend. I don't typically change oil this often but thought I should since it is the first oil change.

Brings me to the next order of business and which KIND of oil filter to use.

I actually plan on using the stock bosch Distance plus filter. As far as I can tell, it is a highly rated filter and should do a very good job at filtering the oil.

I also am/was considering the Mobil 1 filter (as I have had good luck in the past) but it is a bit more expensive, especially considering the 3$ mail in rebate offered on the Bosch right now.

I know 3$ isn't much, but considering the filter is 12$ at walmart, that will come out to 9$ for a really nice filter. The cheapest price I found for the Mobil 1 is 13$. Granted the price difference in negligible considering it will be on the car for ~5000 miles, it still makes a difference to me if they perform very similar.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/Promotions/Documents/2213748_DistPlus_3RebateTEAR_0112_OL.pdf

I think I recall reading somewhere that the car comes stock with Quaker State synthetic oil. As far as I have read it is also pretty good oil but not quite up there with redline, mobil 1 or the superior Amsoil.

That said, I think I am going to be putting Mobil 1 or Mobil 1 Extended performance (full syn obviously) into the car. 5w-30, also obvious :p

I have had good luck in the past with Mobil 1 and it is quite highly regarded for the most part in testing.

I know Redline and Amsoil usually test a bit better but I have never seen any significant testing against Mobil 1 when comparing to Redline or Amsoil. Redline and Amsoil are also more expensive.

Redline = ~55$ for 5 quarts
Amsoil = ~50$ for 5 quarts
Mobil 1 EP= ~29$ for 5 quarts
Mobil 1= ~27$ for 5 quarts

Unless someone has read or seen something against Mobil 1, it seems like it would be the best value to go with Mobil 1 since it tests quite high and is about 60% the cost of the other oils.

For my first oil change, I will most likely be using Mobil 1 EP + Bosch DP oil filter and doing it myself. An entire synthetic oil change for 40$ is quite appealing, considering a full service conventional changes runs about 40$ these days.
 
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well i dont have my vt as of yet but i will be running amsoil oil and filter as i am a dealer :cool2:
 

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no idea, i bought mine from walmart.. The car uses the Bosch Distance plus and walmart carries it.. It is Part #3312 and was 11.97.. Bosch is also offering the 3$ mail-in-rebate right now.
 

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I go to valvolin instant oil change use full synth, works fine for me
 

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I took the Jeep to valvoline but I would just rather save myself 30$+ an oil change this time around to do it myself.
 

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I had heard the Hyundai oil filters that they use are excellent. How much are they from the stealership?
They list at $6.12 from the dealer, but i can sell them $4.50
 
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I was told by the dealer that the oil that comes in a new VT is a blended oil.
Better than a dino but not as good as a synthetic.
For break-in period - synthetic not recommended but desirable for after the break-in.
I'm going with Amsoil since my neighbor is a distributor.
Right now I've 800 miles on my VT.

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Veloster Turbos are filled with Shell Helix semi-synthetic 5W30 ACEA A5 grade oil. I am using Motul 8100 X-cess 5W40 grade IV synthetic oil (it's summer in Australia and hot out there, 33 degrees today). Motul is ACEA A3 long life, but doesn't have the low-friction characteristics of A5. Hyundai allow either 5W30 or 5W40, so no problems there. I use Hyundai oil filters.
 

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I go to valvolin instant oil change use full synth, works fine for me
I was wondering if anyone else did that. I have one right down the street and took my former vehicle there. My original car had 4700miles on it when I bought it so switching to their full synthetic was a no brainer. Guess I will wait until the first oil change is due to switch over to full synthetic.
 

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no idea, i bought mine from walmart.. The car uses the Bosch Distance plus and walmart carries it.. It is Part #3312 and was 11.97.. Bosch is also offering the 3$ mail-in-rebate right now.
You better off getting it at the Hyundai dealership, it cheaper plus you can process your Fuel Claim and it will pay for your whole oil change.
 

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Unfortunately in the US there is synthetic oil and there is 'synthetic' oil. Proper synthetic oil is plastic and oils that are PAO or Ester-based are proper synthetic (grade iv or grade v). Grade iii synthetic is cracked mineral oil and not really synthetic at all, but is marketed as such. And then there are mixes of grade iii synthetic and conventional (non-cracked) mineral oil, which is the factory fill in a Veloster.

In the US synthetic doesn't mean synthetic, so you don't know if you have proper synthetic unless you buy a European oil like Motul or know how it is made (if it is Ester and / or PAO-based). The same applies in Australia, by the way, and the Australian Penrite Racing oil I use in my motorcycle is a mix of Ester and PAO so is proper grade iv synthetic. But some other Penrite 'synthetic' oils are just grade iii cracked mineral oil and not synthetic at all.

I expect the Valvoline you're posting about is grade iii and therefore isn't synthetic. Proper synthetic oil is VERY expensive (typically $70+ for 5 litres). In other words if the oil is cheap, regardless of how it's branded, it's no good.
 

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Hey has anyone else heard their engine have a knocking sound after they have used Mobil 1 EP 5W30 with the Mobil 1 filter?? i found this on hyundaitechinfo.com . This is exactly what I am currently hearing. Have 8300 on the od, and now have 300 miles in with the new oil. The knock started the next day and has not gone away yet. I made sure to put 3.5 Q and it is exactly what filled it perfectly so i know the sounds isnt floating lifters. Any thoughts??

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My VT calls for more than 3.5qts with filter change, I'm pretty sure it takes 5 according to the manual-I'll check when I get home tonight. NA's take 3.5. I changed it a few months ago and dont remember...but I know it more than 3.5. I would check your dipstick after you ran it for a minute.
 

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My VT calls for more than 3.5qts with filter change, I'm pretty sure it takes 5 according to the manual-I'll check when I get home tonight. NA's take 3.5. I changed it a few months ago and dont remember...but I know it more than 3.5. I would check your dipstick after you ran it for a minute.
Things everyone should know about the oil change in this car.

1) Car has a blend stock from the factory to aid in break in. ( Properly seats rings, seasons internals etc )
2) After 1,000 miles, switch to FULL synthetic. It's a turbo engine. Don't skimp out either. Amsoil, Motul etc.
3) Use the Hyundai oil filter, and don't forget the crush washer. ( Hyundai has expressly stated, using anything BUT the oem oil filter will cause knock. Knock is bad. )
4) Do remove the two bolts to the shield directly under the oil filter. The skirt is split to allow easy oil changes. ( No need to remove the entire skirt )
5) You're gonna need an oil filter wrench. That bitch is TIGHT. Way too tight for an oil filter.
6) The car takes 4.5 quarts of oil. Fill it with four, button it up, run it for 30-60 secs, check oil. You'll need about .5 a quart to get it to full. DO NOT OVERFILL. Overfilling is REALLY bad.
 

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Things everyone should know about the oil change in this car.

1) Car has a blend stock from the factory to aid in break in. ( Properly seats rings, seasons internals etc )
2) After 1,000 miles, switch to FULL synthetic. It's a turbo engine. Don't skimp out either. Amsoil, Motul etc.
3) Use the Hyundai oil filter, and don't forget the crush washer. ( Hyundai has expressly stated, using anything BUT the oem oil filter will cause knock. Knock is bad. )
4) Do remove the two bolts to the shield directly under the oil filter. The skirt is split to allow easy oil changes. ( No need to remove the entire skirt )
5) You're gonna need an oil filter wrench. That bitch is TIGHT. Way too tight for an oil filter.
6) The car takes 4.5 quarts of oil. Fill it with four, button it up, run it for 30-60 secs, check oil. You'll need about .5 a quart to get it to full. DO NOT OVERFILL. Overfilling is REALLY bad.
Thanks Gannicus, I think we need a sticky of this type of info somehwere-don't want anyone ruining their engine. I know it's in the OM, but some people might not check there.
 

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No problem! Glad someone finds the info useful. Unfortunately, on the internet, and especially on new forums like these, you tend to have a lot of people who don't know what they're talking about recommend things to others who have absolutely no right doing so. LOL

Gotta separate the wheat from the chaff. ;)
 
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