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Is it difficult to do an oil change on a 2004 accent? WInter season's rolling along and i need to do one. What parts need to be taken off?
 

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come to think of it - is there a specific make of oil & filter i should use - cause when i went to put some Dexron II in the tranny they told me no, and it has to have a hyundai sticker on the bottle.
 

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doesnt matter what kind of oil you use as long as it has the SAE viscocity rating, API certification and energy conserving label, otherwise known as "the donut" Get a good oil filter, you dont have to buy anything fancy, and for gods sake dont buy the fram double guard with the teflon crap in it. 8D
 

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I believe the transmission has plastic parts in it and they will be eaten away by regular oils. Look for the proper oil for the transmission.
 

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Hyundai oil filters are very high quality.....there is no reason to use anything else.

Regarding gear oils: many have a sulphur content which eats the brass/bronze components in our gearboxes.....either use the Hyundai product or a full-synthetic.
(Manual gearboxes LOVE Redline MT90.....3 X U.S. quarts needed).

Nick.:)
 

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The Redline MT90 is what am using in my transmission and its the greatest stuff ever made. Nice smooth shifting and no tranny noise any more, that I had. I also use Fram for a oil filter for years and no problems here.
 

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Hmm for some reason i thought he was talking about engine oil, but yea use only the hyundai approved ATF.

[body]out of curiousity, whats wrong with the fram? [/body]
[body]"Teflon is not useful as an ingredient in oil additives or oils used for internal combustion engines."[/body]
^^straight from DuPont's Fluoropolymers Division Product Specialist, J.F. Imbalzano. Teflon is a solid material that will not bond to metal under the conditions an internal combustion engine operates.

[body]"In the types of bearing surface contact we have looked at, we have seen no benefit. In some cases we have seen detrimental effect. The solids in the oil tend to accumulate at inlets and act as a dam, which simply blocks the oil from entering. Instead of helping, it is actually depriving parts of lubricant"[/body]
^^from NASA's Lewis research group :dead:

The fram double guard oil filter has time released teflon in it;):

[Edited by bizzare on Dec 2, 2005 2:35 PM]
 
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