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Has anyone changed the oil and filter of their Seltos? I’m going on a 1,780 mile trip on my SXT next week and the only dealer in town is booked. Their first available slot is the week after my trip. I want to change the oil/filter before I go on this sustained drive. Please advice. Thanks.
 

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I changed the oil on my SX (1.6 turbo) today. It was very easy to do. 17 mm drain plug (replace the gasket), same filter as many other Hyundai/Kia products (I also have a Santa Fe 2.0 t so I just get the OEM filters in bulk - same for both). The only tricky part is that the oil pan drains forward (towards the front of the vehicle) instead of back like just about every other vehicle I have owned. As a result, if you have the vehicle on front ramps to do the oil change, the oil will tend to run back as it drains, making a big mess. Apart from that, a very easy DIY job.
 

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I changed the oil on my SX (1.6 turbo) today. It was very easy to do. 17 mm drain plug (replace the gasket), same filter as many other Hyundai/Kia products (I also have a Santa Fe 2.0 t so I just get the OEM filters in bulk - same for both). The only tricky part is that the oil pan drains forward (towards the front of the vehicle) instead of back like just about every other vehicle I have owned. As a result, if you have the vehicle on front ramps to do the oil change, the oil will tend to run back as it drains, making a big mess. Apart from that, a very easy DIY job.
This is good to know! At the moment, my current living situation does't allow for much self-servicing of vehicles. Since the dealer is closer to my work than the local lube-n-go business, I've been going to the dealer.
 

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I changed the oil on my SX (1.6 turbo) today. It was very easy to do. 17 mm drain plug (replace the gasket), same filter as many other Hyundai/Kia products (I also have a Santa Fe 2.0 t so I just get the OEM filters in bulk - same for both). The only tricky part is that the oil pan drains forward (towards the front of the vehicle) instead of back like just about every other vehicle I have owned. As a result, if you have the vehicle on front ramps to do the oil change, the oil will tend to run back as it drains, making a big mess. Apart from that, a very easy DIY job.
You should be careful about doing your own oil changes in Canada.Any dealer I have worked for will want to see a copy of the receipt from a licensed mechanic who did your oil change because they can get very picky about that.I have seen warranties voided when people have engine issues and they have to pay out of pocket.Just giving people the heads up.The dealer will tell you that but people think it's BS but I would not test their system because there is a lot of fine point they can throw at you.
 

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You should be careful about doing your own oil changes in Canada.Any dealer I have worked for will want to see a copy of the receipt from a licensed mechanic who did your oil change because they can get very picky about that.I have seen warranties voided when people have engine issues and they have to pay out of pocket.Just giving people the heads up.The dealer will tell you that but people think it's BS but I would not test their system because there is a lot of fine point they can throw at you.
It is your choice to take it to a licensed shop and dealers do not mind that but the oil the dealers use is specific to Kia.VW has an oil that they can shine an infra light on to see if it is oem which you cannot buy on the market.That is the Game they play and we have to live with it.
 

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I changed the oil on my SX (1.6 turbo) today. It was very easy to do. 17 mm drain plug (replace the gasket), same filter as many other Hyundai/Kia products (I also have a Santa Fe 2.0 t so I just get the OEM filters in bulk - same for both). The only tricky part is that the oil pan drains forward (towards the front of the vehicle) instead of back like just about every other vehicle I have owned. As a result, if you have the vehicle on front ramps to do the oil change, the oil will tend to run back as it drains, making a big mess. Apart from that, a very easy DIY job.
Hi there! I was wondering if you had any pictures of where the drain plug and filter was located underneath on the Seltos. I've looked all over and I feel like I am going crazy not being able to see/find it.
 

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It is your choice to take it to a licensed shop and dealers do not mind that but the oil the dealers use is specific to Kia.VW has an oil that they can shine an infra light on to see if it is oem which you cannot buy on the market.That is the Game they play and we have to live with it.
I know this is an older post, but my selling dealer used Petro-Canada synthetic which is not even listed as approved. I purchased the exact oil recommended from the KIA manual from a German car parts supplier in TO, they had free shipping. Since then Mobile 1 advanced has all the approval designation posted. The only thing I was leery about was getting genuine oil filters from Amazon, that seems to be a grey area, so I went with a Fram Ultra synthetic but will purchase OEM filer from dealer next time. I service my own vehicles because I enjoy it, also the time it takes to drive back and forth the service is done. I do have an expired Canadian auto & truck license but refuse to pay $120.00 a year to keep it up to date now that I'm retired lol
 
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