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Mr. punkmanmatthew is going through an ordeal with his Hyundai (or)dealer, which he has well documented here:

https://www.velostern.com/forum/9-2...n-forum/1257-car-misfire-feeling-issue-7.html


To avoid hijacking that thread for this discussion, I'm creating a new thread.



This dealer told him (see post 62 of the discussion) that the N has no dedicated part for the oil dipstick and the one that they install from the factory is from another engine. Therefore, it will look like the engine is overfilled with oil. Granted, the bunch he's dealing with are apparently not the brightest elephants in the room, but has anyone else noticed this? Did your car come overfilled with oil from the factory?
Or when you changed you own oil, did you notice that the engine was overfilled by a good margin even though you added the recommended amount of oil?
 

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My oil level from the factory was spot on. I just did my first oil and filter change a few weeks ago at 3,300 miles. I only put in about 4.5 qts and ended up about an 1/8 inch above the full line. According to the manual, this is about a half qt less than what is required for an oil change. I have been considering siphoning some out from the dipstick cylinder but haven’t had time yet. That would be very interesting if it’s true that the dipstick is innacurate... Hopefully we can get some more definitive information regarding this topic.
 

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Overfilling the oil isn't a dramatic issue. Hyundai has taken in account fuel dilution in the GDI, which will cause the oil level to rise in the engine. Overfilling from 4-6 mm above the max full mark, is not an issue. When you are a full quart above, remove the excess.

If you feel you need to be spot on, go and buy a dipstick siphon kit and suck the extra out thru the dipstick pipe.
 

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I think his concern is that if the dipstick is incorrect there might only be 4.5 quarts in there at the "max" line, or only 4 quarts in the indicated safe zone.

Mine was about 9mm over from the factory but on my most recent change 5 quarts was right at the max line, or just a hair over.

Might just be a tough one to drain completely.
 

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Mine came overfilled (per the dipstick) and if you go by the listed oil capacities I would definitely go over the high mark on the dipstick. My last oil change (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5-30), I filled right to the top mark and definitely used a little less oil than what the manual stated I would need. I'm not worried but thanks to this thread I'll look more into the dipstick being from another model.
 

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Mine came overfilled (per the dipstick) and if you go by the listed oil capacities I would definitely go over the high mark on the dipstick. My last oil change (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5-30), I filled right to the top mark and definitely used a little less oil than what the manual stated I would need. I'm not worried but thanks to this thread I'll look more into the dipstick being from another model.
My oil level from the factory was spot on. I just did my first oil and filter change a few weeks ago at 3,300 miles. I only put in about 4.5 qts and ended up about an 1/8 inch above the full line. According to the manual, this is about a half qt less than what is required for an oil change. I have been considering siphoning some out from the dipstick cylinder but haven’t had time yet. That would be very interesting if it’s true that the dipstick is innacurate... Hopefully we can get some more definitive information regarding this topic.
I only just found this post, but I did my oil change and filter and only added 4.7 quarts of oil. It is right at the top mark on the dipstick, the manual says 5.07 quarts.
 

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I only just found this post, but I did my oil change and filter and only added 4.7 quarts of oil. It is right at the top mark on the dipstick, the manual says 5.07 quarts.
I still need to get an official answer. I never received a response I would bank on The dealer who said it was fine to have the oil level over the full line also told me I could use any grade gas but I'm not okay with either answer:unsure:
 

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I still need to get an official answer. I never received a response I would bank on The dealer who said it was fine to have the oil level over the full line also told me I could use any grade gas but I'm not okay with either answer:unsure:
Yesterday I emailed Hyundai Head Office to try to get an answer, I will post the info once I get it. Dave
 

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Really, my dealer didn't even know the front brake pads for the N is almost 300 dollars. I can't imagine they know anything about the dipstick. I personally think the extra oil is in the turbo lines and such and doesn't get completely drained. Of course this is just a guess though.

Best regards,

-Mike
 
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