In earlier posts, people were asking where to get oil filters for their
Sonatas to avoid the high prices at the dealer. I yahooed and found several
places that list multiple filters. For instance,
lists three different ones. One of them is a Bosch, which is listed as OEM.
The other two are listed as Hyundai specific. The Bosch one is $5.17.
Shipping for three of them is only about $5.25. These should meet the
requirements, shouldn't they?
My inner redneck says we need a remote oil filter assembly for these
cars pronto, or an adapter... Can't beat a good ol' $2.50 Motorcraft
FL1A. I'll mention this to my friend, he specializes in these sorts of
things... (aluminum/brass/copper/etc casting/finishing)
Plus, who wants to get their fingers all dirty, or have *that much*
opportunity to introduce something abrasive to the 'clean' side of the
oil filter housing? The world abandoned cartridge style filters for a
Oh well, I'm sure its some environmental boob that came up with this.
If you *really* want to deal with the problem figure out a profitable
way to recycle cartridge filters - this would fix the problem with new
and old cars alike.
Then again, theres a reason why anybody can buy R134A and its a serious
pain in the arse (or a vacation to Mexico, which leads to the arse-pain)
to get R12 - and it has very little to do with the ozone layer... :|
Yea, you all are correct. I was talking about the 4 cylinder. When the
dealer showed me the cartridge for the 6 cylinder, all I could think of was
my 1954 Chevy that had a cartridge filter!!!!! Talk about a step backwards.
Those were a pain in the arse, for sure. First thing you need is a cooking
baster to get the oil out of the housing, I guess. What a messy job! Now
I'm glad I have a 4 cylinder. You may beat me off the line (like I care),
but I'll beat you out of the Oil Change Lane. :o)
Actually, it all drains down as soon as you open the lid. No mess at all!
Now, as soon as Advance Auto gets their act together and starts selling the
Purolator L35610, we'll start paying $4.00 a filter. You can get them to
order it, but there's a $10.00 per filter shipping charge.
Tom, you couldn't be more wrong!! It is much easier, and faster, than
crawling under the car, perhaps needing to squeeze in a filter wrench,
having a mess of oil drip down on you, then getting the new filter,
squeezing a bead of oil on the gasket, crawling back under and putting the
I bet it takes me half the time, with less than half of the muscle work.
And the canister completely drains when you pull the oil drain plug. Just
remove the cartridge, put in a new one with two new O-rings, and screw on
the cover. Done.
Wow, that sounds great. Now I wish I had that setup!!! Maybe we did make
some progress in the last 50 years! Unfortunately, my 54 Chevy got 20 miles
per gallon and look how far we progressed in the area. :o( That old car
weighed 3250 pounds, too. Sad Sad Sad.
If new cars were allowed to pollute like your 54 Chevy and had its same
performance, then they'd get way more than 20 MPG for the same weight car.
We've progressed a long way in the last 50 years. My 4 cylinder Sonata
outperforms most of the cars made in the 50s regardless of engine size
and gets 31 MPG.
I'm with you, Tom. I'm very happy with the four-cylinder. We'll also
save on spark plugs, plug wires, coils, etc. And I don't think the V-6
will beat me off the line. It might beat me after 30 MPH, but the 4
pulls pretty good off the line if I rev it enough! If you compare the
performance numbers (I posted a link to them some time ago), the V-6 has
a very minor performance advantage over the four. I'm guessing the
extra weight it carries and different gearing probably account for most
Yea, Matt, I'm happy with the performance side of my 4 banger. Actually,
162 horses out of a 4 is pretty darn good. No complaints so far except a
sticking drivers side outside door handle that doesn't close all the way.
They'll replace it at the next visit.
I have the same problem with my door handle. Guess I'll mention it on my
next visit to the dealer. It didn't annoy me enough so far to think of it
when I was there. But it does seem to be happening more often.
Did they do the trim piece "recall" on your cars? They replaced the
trim pieces on my car before I had hardly driven it (I think it was two
days after I picked it up). The dealer said he had no idea why they had
to change them, but this piece is right behind the handle and fairs it
into the body. I wonder if that is causing the failure to close and is
the reason for the recall.
They replaced all four of these little plastic pieces on my car. My
door handles worked fine before and after, so I was scratching my head.
And then the dealer admitted that they didn't know the purpose for
that particular recall either. They did mine at the same time they did
the seat recline lever, the cup holder insert and the headliner adhesive.
My handle works fine about 98% of the time too, so if you had the car
only two days before the work was done, you may not have experienced the
problem. All of the other "recalls" you mention were done on my car
before I picked it up.
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