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I own a 2007 Santa Fe 3.3, and a 2014 Sonata GLS 2.4. I have been using Amsoil Signature Series 5w20, and Wix filter on the Santa Fe since it was new,(70k now). I just finished with the last freebie from the dealer on the Sonata. I am now going to switch to synthetic. I like Amsoil, but it is expensive, especially the shipping and handling. My question is: is it worth the extra expense to stick with Amsoil. I am thinking of using Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. My local Walmart sells 5qt bottles for $25.17. I don't know if the Wix filter from Amsoil is made any differently than the ones I can buy locally. I also don't know if there is a filter comparable to the Amsoil EA series. The bottom line is: I plan on keeping both of these cars for a long time. I just don't know if I will benefit that much from the extra expense of the Amsoil products. Would love input from anyone who has knowledge of this. Thanks.
 

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Oil threads make people nervous as. Usually they involve personal favorite or statistical spreadsheet, both that makes others get into disagreements.

Ok, if amsoil makes you happy and you have gotten good performance out of it, I see no problem. You are thinking about pennz ultra.

I use Mobil1 on everything with the exception of the bikes, where that is the BMW special bend over cause its that expensive.

Mobil1 has given me excellent service even up to 300k on my last pickup. Sure, it is expensive, but it is my piece of mind.

My son likes amsoil and uses it on vehicles in West Texas, where it gets so hot the javelinas smell like bacon crossing the road in the day time.

Synthetics are not like oils in the old days. I would compare them, if you have extreme heat or cold, use the viscosity the mfg suggests. Its a safe bet they knew what they were doing when they designed the specs.

What ever you use brand x or otherwise, just monitor the oil consumption, see if the engine likes that and if its ok, just change the oil as recommended.

I know that isnt the exact answer you wanted, but I see nothing that says, stop, use somethin g else.

Take care of her and she will take care of you...
 

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I agree with Haughty, there is a great deal of personal opinion when it comes to oil preference and this can cause debate. Take it for what it is though and there is generally no problem.

That said, I am a Royal Purple fan in addition to the AmsOil. My company uses Amsoil in all of our trucks. We change the oil at 25000 miles which ends up being around 9 months to a year. I do not personally use it due to the difficulty in acquiring it and the high cost with freight. Thus the Royal Purple. I believe that their fluids are among the best and they are easy to procure.

In the end, I would say what you choose to use is really not as critical as choosing not to use products that are inferior. If you can buy the filter at your local box store, there is a chance that it is not the most effective. In this day and age there is a plethora of information available via the internet if you can sort through all of the garbage and bogus reviews and info. The best info usually comes from the guys that tear into those engines all of the time and see what the fluids leave behind.
 

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Royal Purple is the really good stuff. Its all my wife used on her scion Tc.
when we changed the oil, the guys at the shop would take her oil and use it on their vehicles. More risky, but again she changed her oil every 3500 miles, so it was just getting warmed up.
well, thats what the guys at the shop told me and I'm sticking to it.

I remember the old dinosaur oils and if you went 5k to 10k miles between changes, you were gonna have problems.
gunk up so bad inside, no one wanted to work on that beast.
Or they leaked oil so bad, that changing oil was an option..

How times they changed....

Ok so now im letting everyone know how old I am.

Maybe i should change my nick to 8track..
 

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I would compare them, if you have extreme heat or cold, use the viscosity the mfg suggests. Its a safe bet they knew what they were doing when they designed the specs.

What ever you use brand x or otherwise, just monitor the oil consumption, see if the engine likes that and if its ok, just change the oil as recommended.
 

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I am almost 54, I know oil quality has come long ways since the 80's.. I am a believer in using OEM oil filters. Hyundai says other brands of filters can make the oil pressure vary and could void warranty, so enough said. As for oil I use Castrol Syntec blend in all my vehicles. I like the best of both mixed. I also remember 8 track and cassette players. When the car audio started coming into play it was early 80's and ALPINE was a key player. The aftermarket world now is so tremendous there is something for almost anything. Dare to be different, I LIKE IT.
 
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