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There are several factors involved here, such as which engine/transmission your car has (GLS/LX models may be different). Also, what type of driving is done (normal/severe). Before you discount "severe" driving, most people fall under this category and don't even realize it. With that said, according to Hyundai's website, you should be changing you oil every ...


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If you've up a road and completely out of a oil and running from zombies, you can actually use vegetable oil...if absolutely necessary...if you change it immediately... You should choose a high temperature tolerant oil, so avoid olive oil. Canola or coconut would work better.


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Your vehicle is designed (early) pre-OBD, so it will not affect the vehicle operation to any great extent, maybe a minor oil seepage. Later vehicles monitoring the air imput to the engine, ie OBD, the dipstick becomes important so it does not leak air. With OBD, a leaking dipstick seal would cause a mis-reading from the MAF, via the PCV, and cause rich ...


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It's not a huge deal. The biggest thing you'd be looking for is if there is leakage from there. It's not going to be causing any running issues or any such. I think the biggest thing would be if the stick was fitting deeper into the hole and giving you a false reading as far as oil level. If it's too low in the hole, it would appear you'd have more oil ...


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I can't say for sure what happened AT the shop, but that much oil would have caused a very strong oil smell coming out of the air ducts. Probably lots of smoke from the oil on the manifold too. Which leads me to the conclusion that whatever happened, happened at the workshop. I can't think of a hypothetical way in which one can cause the gasket to break by ...


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The part of your question mentioning doing a trip before the 'oil leak' coming to anyone's attention may be important. Did you check and top up the oil before the trip, or even during the trip? The point of this is: Was the oil filler cap secure or secured properly if the oil was topped up?, if not you will get oil blowing around under the hood. The second ...


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I think Meineke was taking you for a ride (pun intended). Here is my reasoning: If it was leaking as bad as they say (or showed you) it was, you wouldn't have had any oil in your vehicle when you got to their shop. If the car was having the massive oil leaks all over the engine compartment as they showed you, there would have been VOLUMES of smoke from it ...



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