The 3.3 liter engine takes 6.02 American quarts. Quick change shops are
so accustomed to adding about 5 quarts, it's a good idea to
double-check their work if you do not visit a Hyundai dealership for
changes. For that matter, you may want to double check the
dealership's work. I asked my dealership which oil they used for my
first change and it was 10w30 instead of the preferred 5w20. I just
performed my 2nd oil change on this car myself and thought I would
share my findings...
While I love most of the changes on the 3.3 06 model, it is a pain to
change the oil filter. The filter material is stored in a canister on
top of the engine under the engine cover (which must be removed). A
10mm socket is needed to remove the engine cover and you will need a
socket extension for two of the fasteners. My skill at changing the oil
filter will probably improve, but it's a messy job and requires
handling, disassembling, and reassembling oily parts. There are two
oily gaskets to remove and change as well. Perhaps this is a better
design for the engine or the environment, but from a human standpoint
give me the old-school, self-contained, disposable filter.
By the way, I am using Hyundai filters purchased from a dealership and
Mobil 1 5W20 synthetic oil. Although you are only changing the
paper/cardboard material, the OEM filters are about $12. Anyone know
why Hyundai switched to the top-loading oil filter?
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