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#140 of 348 Re: 40 dollar oil change? 2006 Sonata V6 [zen2]
Dec 22, 2005 (12:50 pm)
I can believe the new cannister-type oil filters are priced higher since Hyundai "take-yer-money-ships" are the only game in town for them so far. This new design is especially nifty for do-it-yourselfers since it can be removed with virtually no mess from above. Just loosen and remove the oil filter cannister's cap, reach in and pull the old filter straight up, slide an empty coffee can under it and lower the filter into it to avoid dripping oil. Lower a new filter into the cannister and re-attach the cannister cover. Investing in an extraction pump that sucks the oil in the sump out the dipstick tube means an owner could change both oil and filter during the half-time break in his street clothes! (Aftermarket brand oil filters for your engine will probably begin trickling into autoparts stores and national discounters in a few months.) It's also true that the new V6 engine has a larger sump capacity. (I think someone mentioned 6+ quarts, now.) But, 5W-20 viscosity motor oil has been a fact of life since 1999. That viscosity range may be new for Hyundai, but it isn't new, nor does is usually vary in price over 5W-30 or 10W-30 motor oil by more than a dime per quart - frequently it's the same price. By the way, check your owner's manual for use of 5W-30 and 10W-30 viscosity motor oils. I'm sure they're both listed as fully acceptable alternates, but the owner's manual will spell out under what ambient temperature ranges.
(Ask me why I don't let "take-yer-money-ship" service monkeys come within ten feet of my car unless I have to take it in for a recall or a warranty issue...)
#141 of 348 Re: 40 dollar oil change? 2006 Sonata V6 [haefr]
Dec 27, 2005 (4:04 pm)
Good points. As it turns out, the service tech cracked
off one of the bolts holding the plastic cover on.
I found this out when I checked the oil, after I
noticed an oil stain under the car. I guess the
tech also forgot about the coffee can technique, and spilled oil on the engine, which drained down.
So, the dealer has to order a new bracket for the
plastic cover. Although I haven't changed my own oil in years, I may start doing it again.
#142 of 348 Re: 40 dollar oil change? 2006 Sonata V6 [zen2]
Dec 29, 2005 (2:17 pm)
"...As it turns out, the service tech cracked off one of the bolts holding the plastic cover on. I found this out when I checked the oil, after I noticed an oil stain under the car. I guess the tech also forgot about the coffee can technique, and spilled oil on the engine, which drained down..."
Sadly, take-yer-money-ships are more than likely to assign menial jobs, such as routine oil and oil filter changes, to the dealerships' bottom-feeders who're normally assigned equally menial jobs such as emptying trash cans, pushing brooms, and washing cars. (Jumpsuit coveralls with embroidered dealer logos are no guarantor of ability and conscientiousness.) The ASE-certified techs are better used where their knowledge (and salary) are justified. At least when I do my own oil changes, I know what and how much has gone into the engine sump and spun onto the oil filter adapter nipple. Oh, and the plastic engine cover? Mine is resting comfortably in a place of "honor" to gather dust along the garage wall until trade-in time. I'm one of those easily excitable gearheads who gets aroused by the appearance of a bare-naked engine's exposed cam covers, and the sultry, sinuous spark plug cabling snaking provocatively through its looms...
#144 of 348 $55 Oil-Filter for V6 Sonata 2006!
Mar 02, 2006 (8:49 am)
Anybody had oil-filter changed at a dealer for their 2006 Sonata 2006 V6.
Around here (FL) the cost is really outrageous :
2006 - I4 = $28
2006 - V6 = $55
The filter itself cost around $7 more than the one for the I4. I think it is $12 +tx.
Please share your experience/cost.
Also the service guy told me, it is more elaborate to change the V6 oil filter, than screwing it off and on; like on the pre-2006 V6. He said you have to disassemble it before mounting the filter... any truth to that, for those who replaced oil-filter V6 2006, themselves. If so, what is the procedure?
#146 of 348 Re: $55 Oil-Filter for V6 Sonata 2006! [tb88]
Mar 06, 2006 (11:37 pm)
And I thought my dealer was ourageous at 39 bucks.
Actually, it is much easier to change the filter
than an ordinary filter, you do it from the top,
no special tools required. Your dealer gave you a load of
crap. Maybe you should print out the info on the link in
the other reply, and show it to him, and ask why it is so
hard. Simply remove the plastic engine cover, unscrew the
cap for the filter, pull out the cartridge, replace,
replace cap, and replace plastic cover, or not, since it is not necessary.
#147 of 348 Bought a 2006 Sonata LX
Mar 07, 2006 (9:25 am)
last month, without the extended warranty. Am now rethinking it, what is the general consensus of the full bumper to bumper 100K warranty?? Is it OK ? What about the costs, and where besides the dealer can I get a good deal on it? Can we buy it direct from Hyundai? oh yeah, I am in Florida
#148 of 348 Re: $55 Oil-Filter for V6 Sonata 2006! [tb88]
Mar 07, 2006 (9:39 am)
I am in Florida too, and certainly hope that price isn't a typical one. I am in Pensacola, but haven't yet had to have anything done, as I have only had my SonataLX a month today, and only have 400 miles on it. At any rate I used to do all of my own oil changes,etc but haven't done so in a while, but if that price is typical, I may start again.
#149 of 348 Re: $55 Oil-Filter for V6 Sonata 2006! [tb88]
Mar 07, 2006 (5:12 pm)
An oil change in a V6 Sonata is not that difficult, as Zen2 mentioned. One additional task to the list Zen2 gave was that you need to replace two o-rings on the filter cap. One o-ring sits around the cap threads and seals against the filter housing, and the other is a smaller o-ring that sits on the bottom of a hollow cone attached to the cap. The trickiest part is removing the old o-rings, which can be made easy with an o-ring puller (or a dental pick).
Changing the Sonata oil took me a little extra time compared to my other vehicles, but now that I know the engine and procedure, it won't take any more time than a typical oil change.
V6 oil changes WILL cost more since they use a little over 6 quarts of oil and the filters are very expensive right now, but $55 is excessive. I'd recommend finding another dealer, doing it yourself, or finding an independent. Personally, I don't trust mechanics to take the extra time/cost to replace the o-rings and crush washer, so I just do it myself using a high-quality motor oil and Hyundai filter.