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I have the 2022 Tucson HEV 1.6 T.
I'm not feeling real comfortable on using 0w-20 weight for the turbo engine. I'm in Central PA so we do get some fairly cold winters and hot summers.
I plan to use Valvoline Advance synthetic.
Thoughts?
 

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If you want to second guess the engineers that designed your engine and experiment with other viscosities, you should do oil analysis to see if the viscosity you feel "comfortable" with actually reduces wear in your engine. To get a good baseline measurement you should start with 0w-20 and use it till the engine is fully broken in. You should eliminate all variables that might cause low wear for one interval or high wear for another. What you will likely find is that a higher viscosity only burns more fuel and causes more heat, and doesn't produce lower wear.
 

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No problem using Valvoline Advance synthetic, but it better be 0w-20 as spec'd by Hyundai. Especially in the northeast where you have cold temps, you'll want the 0w-20 weight oil. Not sure what weight you had in mind. These new engines with tighter tolerances and variable duration valve controls need a thinner oil for proper lubrication. Hyundai's variable duration valve system is a mechanical system that looks like it was designed by a watch maker. I wouldn't want to use a different oil than their engineers call for.
 

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No problem using Valvoline Advance synthetic, but it better be 0w-20 as spec'd by Hyundai. Especially in the northeast where you have cold temps, you'll want the 0w-20 weight oil. Not sure what weight you had in mind. These new engines with tighter tolerances and variable duration valve controls need a thinner oil for proper lubrication. Hyundai's variable duration valve system is a mechanical system that looks like it was designed by a watch maker. I wouldn't want to use a different oil than their engineers call for.
Thanks for your thoughts. Appreciate it.
 

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Thanks for your thoughts. Appreciate it.
My wife,s Honda uses 0w20 and has had no issues. It is a 2018 and we live in Chicago, which has similar temps and conditions as PA.
I would think you'll be OK. I just did my first change on my Tucson and followed the recommendations other than the brand. I also went with Valvoline.
 

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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'll stick with 0w-20 Valvoline advanced.
 
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