Hi Ed, I just switched to Mobil1 because it says meets/exceeds acea a5/b5. Did you test Mobil1? It doesn't meet the acea a5/b5 spec?ACEA is a European spec. I've wondered if some of the oils sold in the US may actually meet that but have invested the time and money to do the testing. I also wonder if the spec was determined by Hyundai engineers or was a suggestion by Quaker State knowing that others cannot meet it. Just the fact that they have the Quaker State stickers on the car you know it is a marketing agreement. Just like your new washing machine came with a sample of Tide, it works well with other brands of detergent.
Very interesting. Thanks for letting us know!You hit the nail on the head. I even called Genesis corporate to ensure dealers werent screwing around. They are allowing them to cheap out, which is why Ill be biting the bullet and paying the upcharge to full synthetic for piece of mind. Ive only asked them to do the upcharge once so far and they actually comped it for me so we'll see how well it goes going forward. Of course you have to trust your dealer to put in the right oil, so thats a crapshoot too. I think we would be totally safe and fine with conventional as long as frequent changes are maintained but for some of us its full synthetic or nothing for that piece of mind
I've been using Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w-30 in mine. That's a really good oil.Anyone use a Dexos 1 oil in the 3.3? Curious....
I'll prob go Shaeffers 9000 series or Penzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30. See how the car feels with those compared to my factory oil, haven't even changed the oil yet. Car has 1600 miles currently. We shall see.
Good points, agreed. I happen to be leasing my G70 3.3T AWD Sport and just had 1st service, including oil and filter performed at 3500 miles. Spoke to mechanic, he wanted to use synthetic oil, but shop says standard oil will be used. Even though I care about the vehicle, the guy above says it all. Genesis would be foolish to beat their own cars w/poor maintenance; when they come off lease the vehicle might be in poorer condition. Having fun with this vehicle. Using Pirelli all-season run-flat low profile tires supplied and installed by dealer.Odds are dealers aren't going to toss in some cheapo depot oil so I'm not worried about that (and have no desire to bring my own and trust they use it).
If they use theirs and do the work, they are 100% liable for any issues. If I bring mine, that guarantee is wiped out.
Thanks for your post, very informative.ACEA is a European spec. I've wondered if some of the oils sold in the US may actually meet that but have invested the time and money to do the testing. I also wonder if the spec was determined by Hyundai engineers or was a suggestion by Quaker State knowing that others cannot meet it. Just the fact that they have the Quaker State stickers on the car you know it is a marketing agreement. Just like your new washing machine came with a sample of Tide, it works well with other brands of detergent.
Thanks, I thought about that too late this time around. Will do upgrade next change.There are semi synthetic oils that meet acea a5 specs just so you know. We all agree we would rather them use full synthetic but they are meeting the letter of the law according to the manuals recommendations. Or do what I do and ask them to upgrade you to full synthetic and then you only pay the difference. My oil changes are about 20 bucks for the up charge
oil getting dirty isnt the only concern. you have to understand how your oil reacts at the highest and lowest ends of the temp spectrum along with shearing. In a high performance twin turbo motor, I think a little extra caution is not a bad thing. Especially for those of us in the 'severe' schedule.I'm curious, in the year 2019 how can anyone not like a certain any major name brand oil?? Maybe 40 years ago when standards were probably not at their highest I can see wanting a specific brand but today, tech is so much better with this stuff I can't see ANY of the major brands causing anyone trouble, especially when we dump oil between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. Barely enough time for any oil to get "dirty".