Question about the Veracruz oil filter. I picked up some oil filters the
other day and I see they are a cartridge type. This is my first vehicle
with a non spin-on oil filter. I plan on pulling the plastic shield down
and seeing where it lives. Can anyone give me some points on how tight the
cannister cover should be? Thanks for any tips on changing the filter. I
will eventually get some manuals for it.
It's probably more like "pulling the plastic shield UP", as I believe that
filter is on TOP of the engine. As far as how tight..... turn it til it
stops, and put just a little muscle into it. You'll find that when the
O-ring first makes contact, it gets hard to turn. After the O-ring makes it
past the lip, it's not as hard to turn, and you'll know when it's as far as
it's gonna go.
Whoa! Be careful here. I can't speak of what the Hyundai Veracruz is like.
But up until recently I owned an Oldsmobile Alero that had the same type of
cartridge set-up. It was also in the top of the engine, and very easy to
But even though the owner's manual went out of its way to not give you any
information on how to do the oil change (they wanted you to buy the
expensive service manual), the only thing the owner's manual did say was
that if you are changing your own oil: A) Re-set the oil life meter [and
they told you how]; and B) Not to tighten the oil filter cartridge over
15 ft-lb's. That's not very tight.
I think it had to do with the fact that everything about that canister was
plastic. If yours is as well, heed that advice.
Better yet, let's get Mr. HyundaiTech to tell you what the Hyundai specs
are. He will probably reply to you later today.
Thank you group!
I just picked up an electronic CD service and electrical manual on E-Bay.
It was less than $30.00 and it has all the Hyundai's 2007 models. It echos
what you all have pointed out about the above engine filter assy.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.