I wouldn't worry about oil on the catridge itself, but I do run a bead on
I guess you could put some oil in the housing before you seal it up, but it
doesn't seem necessary to me. I've never done it myself and never need to
add a drop of oil after filling the crankcase and letting it warm up a few
Oh yes definitely - standard procedure in my book. I don't know why
the dealer told me the oil change would be hard....the only difficult
thing is keeping everything around the filter clean......sure can get
I wasn't sure if that should be done, I didn't do it on either oil
change (this has only been the second oil change). Just wanted to
make sure. Thanks for the feedback.
Probably so he can charge more. The only thing extra he has to do compared
to other cars is remove the engine shroud to get to the filter. The place I
go to charge $5 more for cars like that, plus $2 for the lighter oil since
he buys the 10W-30 in bulk, but the 5W in bottles. That still puts him
about $15 less than most dealers and he is 20 miles closer. The cartridge
filters cost a bit more than the spin on types. That makes sense too since
they have less metal they charge more for them. :)
You describe my situation to a tee....closer cheaper quicker in town.
One question for you all - The dealer says their filter is different,
and afetrmarket filters could lead to troubles, and warranty problems???
I took a quick look at Hyundai filter and the "quick lube" filter(made in
Korea) side by side and they looked identical - decidedly low tech
cylindrical paper element between to round open bases w/ no check valves or
....did I miss something? PS This may have been bandied about before in
the group, but having seen the filters I just didn't notice a difference,
and inquiring minds want to know.
I've not been able to find any aftermarket filters yet. I've bought the
Hyundai from the dealer for $8.95 and my oil change guy gives me an
allowance for them.
Good chance that the filter you have is the same exact one made for Hyundai,
but I've no way of telling. Just be sure to read the fine print on the
warranty before you use them.
I have changed my oil 3 times now, never had any oil in the filter cavity!.
I always drain the crankcase, then take off the oilfilter cao.filter and
there's never been any oil in the hole! all drained out!
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