Has anyone changed the oil in their GTS yet? Just wondering if there are any quirks/pitfalls to avoid for this specific model. There's not much out there (You Tube, other forums etc.) yet on oil changes for this car.
I did one. Its a bit of a pain compared to, say, something like my 4Runner, which doesn't require ramps and has the oil filter up top under the hood. Otherwise, its like any other car.Has anyone changed the oil in their GTS yet? Just wondering if there are any quirks/pitfalls to avoid for this specific model. There's not much out there (You Tube, other forums etc.) yet on oil changes for this car.
Did you consider using EZ-oil valve? Since I put it into my current car, oil change is a pure pleasure.- The orientation of the plug makes it a little awkward to loosen/tighten since its on an angle. Its not hard, but it would be much easier if the plug was on the bottom of the pan.
There are no covers that you have to remove to access the drain plug or oil filter. There is an under-body plastic cover, like on most new cars, but it has holes for access.Did you consider using EZ-oil valve? Since I put it into my current car, oil change is a pure pleasure.
Do you have to remove any bottom engine cover or similar? It looks like this car is pain in the neck for at-home maintenance...
How would YOU know what kind of oil they put? Are you going to take some and send for analysis? Unless you are watching them doing it, opening sealed synthetic oil container and pouring it in front of you, you have no clue what they put in. Even if you bring your own oil...Just curious. Do you all think that a dealer won't put in synthetic if I request it? Also, do Hyundai service centers use Pennzoil?
More specifically, the 1.6t requires the new SN PLUS rated oils. Pennzoil Platinum meets this. Most Mobile 1 and Valvoline products as well. Along with the expensive stuff like Amsoil. I'll probably be going with Valvoline Full Synthetic for my first fill.forgot to say that you should use Pennzoil 5w30 synthetic. It is the only readily available oil that meets the requirements stated in the owners manual.
Actually the boards pictured are 2 x 6" but you probably realized that. In no way should anyone be using 2 x 4". Way too narrow for the width of the GT tires.Great info everyone - thanks! Not wanting to deal with driving up ramps I was dreading the thought of having to let the dealership change oil. The 2x4 solution looks great. BTW what is the orientation of the oil filter?