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How much is 'a bit more expensive'? You can buy in bulk on Ebay for cheaper if needed or $6 at the dealership. Let's say you change your oil 4 times a year, if you save $3 per oil filter if you go non-OEM you save only $12 per year....is it worth it to not get the OEM one?

To answer your original question there was study done on the OEM filter and it actually came out to be a good filter. I will see if I can dig it up.
I feel exactly as you do on this subject. I got 6 oem filters on Amazon for like 30 bucks or something close. There's not much of a price difference and I think your car will benefit in the long run.
 

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I use the Mobil 1 m1-206a filter. It's a taller filter. I have never had any issues. Also ise Castro edge 5w20 advanced full synthetic oil and change every 4000 to 5000 mi.
 

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I use the Mobil 1 m1-206a filter. It's a taller filter. I have never had any issues. Also ise Castro edge 5w20 advanced full synthetic oil and change every 4000 to 5000 mi.
Dont think 5w20 is recommended for turbo.
ding! Jaminr is running a NAV so the oil is much less important lol
 

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Oh, didnt even look at fog lights (his avatar), assumed black grill, but a little blurry, thats my excuse.
 

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I have my first oil change coming up. Is the OEM filter really necessary? In past vehicles I have used Bosch, MicrGuard and Fram. All of these worked great and did their job with no issues or leaking. The OEM filter is quite a bit more expensive than these other brands. Can anyone give me a detailed answer as to WHY the OEM is the filter of choice other than "it's better"? Which is what I have been reading in various 'Oil Change' posts throughout the forum.
I can tell you from experience in talking with Hyundai and the warranty people they told me to use the OEM because all the other filters are not made specifically for that engine and the OEM filter holds some pressure in the engine so when you cold start there's at least some oil in the engine. The guy was speaking to was the warranty dude because they had to change my Turbo.I had to show them receipts that I changed my oil regularly. So from then on I only get OEM filters and my dealer sells them for $10 each.
 
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