Your milage may vary, and this subject tends to bring out long threads...
My Accent has had Mobil 1 since its first oil change (3000km), and is just shy of 300,000km now. 10W30 in the summer, and 5W30 in the winter. I have run synthetics in all my street cars for about 15 years, and used it in cars that I run on the track for years before that. 2nd choice to Mobil 1 for me would be Valvoline full synthetic - sometimes easier to find at a good price in Canada than Mobil 1.
If I was to use conventional oil in an Accent like yours, I would use Valvoline High Milage 5W30 winter, and 10W30 summer. I have used it in friends cars that are more budget minded, and it works really well. Seems to really help with the oil consumption.
I bought a 1990 Civic back in 2005 (15 years old w/90,000km on the odometer), and it was using a lot of oil (always had dealer conventional oil for its whole life). The oil rings on the pistons were gunked up, and not doing their job anymore. I changed the oil to Valvoline full synthetiic, ran a bottle of Z-Max in the crankcase, and a bottle of Z-Max in the gas tank. Seemed to work well in that car, and oil consumption dropped dramatically.
the high milage stuff seems a bit out of my budget as i do pizza delivery so i oil change every month... i might try one bottle if it stops the burning... but why valvoline recycled for the high milage stuff?
04 accent 1.6 3 door all stock baby
I am not sure about the recycled (green bottle) Valvoline. Haven't used it or read much about it yet.
The one I have used is the red bottle Valvoline High Milage. I believe you can buy just the Valvoline High Milage additive (500ml bottle), and add it to regular oil. Last time I saw it, I think it was about $10 a bottle. Could be a good option for you.
On a side note - are you sure your car is burning oil? Check the rocker cover gaskets, and the oil pan carefully. I have seen a lot of Accents leak oil at the front of the rocker cover gaskets, and oil pans rotting through where the exhaust passes under it. Both spots are a source of high heat, so the oil burns off before you ever see a drip on the ground. Dipstick tubes leaking at the block are common too. A stuck PCV valve can also vent too much oil vapor back into the intake too (another source of burning).
im not sure on all the terms ur using as im not anywhere near a mechanic lol
but i did the valve cover gasket with my buddy as the seals were a solid rock and leaked on the block somewhat... i got a new oil pan installed also...
The car ONLY burns at 2000 km which burns maybe 1 quarter of a quart and i top it up... as i fill up gas before the oil change or at the oil change (4000) km it burnt the EXACT same amount again...same intervals... so i think i might try that valvoline additive stuff...
04 accent 1.6 3 door all stock baby
I run 5w-30 Cam2 Synthetic Blend. 165k miles. I use that oil because its free from the shop I work at. I also use a Champion PH2808 filter. Replaced the valve cover gasket 5k miles ago. They tend to go bad at about 120k on these 1.6l engines hyundai and kia uses.
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I think you are right. I just had a look at the Valvoline website, and they don't seem to list it anymore. Maybe they took it off the market as their high milage oil is pretty reasonable. I do remember they had a warning on the bottle not to combine it with high milage oil.
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