$50 Site Donor 2023
- Feb 8, 2023
- California - USA
**Graph Data Updated 3/30/23**
I purchased a new 22 Kona N last year and settled on using Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30. After some thread reading and sending HPL an email, I purchased their Premium PCMO oil in 5W30. I'm scheduled to do around 30-36Kmiles a year as I work far from my home and this car is my daily. I only really push the car on on-ramps but plan to do track days at some point. I'm currently sitting at 90%+ highway driving, climate is central California, OCI of ~3K using OEM filters. Lab used for oil samples is Blackstone Labs. Using Google sheets on ''back end" to produce image, will update as new samples come in.
Owner's Manual/Shop Service Manual Details
2.0L G4K GDI Turbo, DOHC, In-line 4 cylinders, 1998cc, 9.3:1 compression
Shell Helix, 5.49qt, SAE 0W30 API SN PLUS/SP or ILSAC GF6
-Shop manual requires you pay for access at hyundaitechinfo website.
-Was able to confirm with Hyundai directly that 5W30 is approved. Owner's manual only list 0W30.
-PUP purchased at Walmart.
-PPCMO purchased at advlubrication.
-*Youtube video of HPL plant by channel REALSTREETPERFORMANCE. Found in a forum thread started by member Rod Knock.
-*All results on right of 'Fuel%' are less than number listed. I can't add the < symbol as it will interfere with cell color condition.
-*Blackstone statement on lack of accuracy for 'Fuel%' data after being pointed out by member OVERKILL.
"The comment on your post is correct; we estimate the fuel percentage from the flashpoint reading, and that isn't very accurate. Fuel dilution isn't the only factor that affects a sample's flashpoint, and the flashpoint of the virgin oil isn't always the same from one batch of oil to another, even if the brand is the same. There could very well be a small amount of fuel in your latest sample that we didn't detect with this method. However, the flashpoint is still very useful -- we wouldn't test it if it wasn't. A concerning amount of fuel in the oil is sure to lower the flashpoint significantly, and that's something we'll definitely alert you to if it's ever called for. - Brian"
-* Please create a case with Hyundai Consumer Affairs if you plan to use anything not in the owners manual and save the email exchange where they confirm *you can use X weight. You can make a case by sending them a message on the Hyundai Owners website.
2/9/23 - Swapped picture for one that includes TBN data. Added clarification to Fuel %.
2/23/23 - Added Blackstone statement on Fuel % accuracy. Swapped top PPCMO hyperlink to spec PDF. Updated snip to correct minor typo, better crop relevant data, and prep for next oil analysis.
2/24/23 - Added link to HPL plant tour.
3/9/23 - Added oil weight disclaimer. Updated oil data and format.