oil type Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Owner's Manual
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DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINEC020A01CM-AATBefore you start the engine, you should
1. Look around the vehicle to be sure
there are no flat tires, puddles of oil,
water or other indications of possible
2. After entering the car, check to be sure
the parking brake is engaged.
3. Check that all windows, and lights are
4. Check that the interior and exterior mir-
rors are clean and in position.
5. Check your seat, seatback and head-
rest to be sure they are in their proper
6. Lock all the doors.
7. Fasten your seat belt and be sure that all
other occupants have fastened theirs.
8. Turn off all lights and accessories that
are not needed.
9. When you turn the ignition switch to
"ON", check that all appropriate warn-
ing lights are operating and that you
have sufficient fuel.
10. Check the operation of warning lights
and all bulbs when key is in the "ON"
Your vehicle is equipped with tires de-
signed to provide for safe ride and han-
Do not use a size and type of tire and
wheel that is different from the one that
is originally installed on your vehicle. It
can affect the safety and performance
of your vehicle, which could lead to han-
dling failure or rollover and serious in-
When replacing the tires, be sure to equip
all four tires with the tire and wheel of the
same size, type, tread, brand and load-
o All passengers must be properly
belted whenever the vehicle is mov-
ing. Refer to pages: 1-27 through 1-
33 for more information on their proper
o Always check the surrounding areas
near your vehicle for people, espe-
cially children, before putting a car
o Always wear appropriate shoes when
operating your vehicle. Unsuitable
shoes (high heels, ski boots, etc.) may
interfere with your ability to use the
brake and accelerator pedal, and the
clutch (if installed).
When you intend to park or stop the
vehicle with the engine on, be careful not
to depress the accelerator pedal for a
long period of time. It may overheat the
engine or exhaust system and cause
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DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
C160D01A-AATCheck Battery and CablesWinter puts additional burdens on the
battery system. Visually inspect the battery
and cables as described in Section 6. The
level of charge in your battery can be
checked by your Hyundai dealer or a ser-
C160F01A-AATCheck Spark Plugs and Ignition
SystemInspect your spark plugs as described in
Section 6 and replace them if necessary.
Also check all ignition wiring and compo-
nents to be sure they are not cracked, worn
or damaged in any way.C160E01A-AATChange to "Winter Weight" Oil if
NecessaryIn some climates it is recommended that a
lower viscosity "winter weight" oil be used
during cold weather. See Section 9 for
recommendations. If you aren't sure what
weight oil you should use, consult your
C160G01A-GATTo Keep Locks from FreezingTo keep the locks from freezing, squirt an
approved de-icer fluid or glycerine into the
key opening. If a lock is covered with ice,
squirt it with an approved de-icing fluid to
remove the ice. If the lock is frozen inter-
nally, you may be able to thaw it out by
using a heated key. Handle the heated key
with care to avoid injury.NOTE:The proper temperature for using the
immobilizer key is from -40°F (-40°C) to
176°F (80°C). If you heat the immobilizer
key over 80°C to open the frozen lock, it
may cause damage to the transponder
in its head.
C160C01A-AATUse High Quality Ethylene Glycol
CoolantYour Hyundai is delivered with high qual-
ity ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling
system. It is the only type of coolant that
should be used because it helps prevent
corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates
the water pump and prevents freezing. Be
sure to replace or replenish your coolant in
accordance with the maintenance sched-
ule in Section 5. Before winter, have your
coolant tested to assure that its freezing
point is sufficient for the temperatures an-
ticipated during the winter.
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DRIVING YOUR HYUNDAI
TRAILER OR VEHICLE TOWING!
C190A01S-AATIf you are considering towing with your car,
you should first check with your State's
Department of Motor Vehicles to deter-
mine their legal requirements.
Since laws vary from State to State the
requirements for towing trailers, cars, or
other types of vehicles or apparatus may
differ. Ask your Hyundai dealer for further
details before towing.
Do not do any towing with your car during
its first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) in order to
allow the engine to properly break in.
Failure to heed this caution may result in
serious engine or transaxle damage.
USE OF LIGHTSC180A01A-AATCheck your lights regularly for correct op-
eration and always keep them clean. When
driving during the day in conditions of poor
visibility, it is helpful to drive with head-
lights on low beam. This enables you to be
seen as well as to see.
o Driving on tires with no or insufficient
tread is dangerous. Worn-out tires
can result in loss of vehicle control,
collisions, injury, and even death.
Worn-out tires should be replaced as
soon as possible and should never be
used for driving. Always check tire
tread before driving your car. Refer to
8-12 for further information and tread
2. Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil:
High speed travel consumes more fuel
than urban motoring. Do not forget to check
both engine coolant and engine oil.
3. Drive belt:
A loose or damaged drive belt may result
in overheating of the engine.
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CORROSION PREVENTION AND APPEARANCE CARE6
E040D01A-AATCleaning the Seat BeltsTo clean the seat belts, use a cloth or
sponge with mild soap or detergent and
warm water. Do not use strong detergents,
dye, bleach or abrasive materials on the
seat belts as this may weaken the fabric.
While cleaning the belts, inspect them for
excessive wear, cuts, fraying or other signs
of damage and replace them if necessary.E040C01A-AATCleaning the CarpetsUse a foam-type carpet cleaner. Cleaners
of this type are available in aerosol cans in
liquid form or powder. Read the instruc-
tions and follow them exactly. Using a
vacuum cleaner with the appropriate at-
tachment, remove as much dirt from the
carpets as possible. Apply the foam follow-
ing the manufacturer's directions, then rub
in overlapping circles. Do not add water.
These cleaners work best when the carpet
is kept as dry as possible.
E040B01A-AATTo Clean the Leather Upholstery
(If installed)In the normal course of use, leather uphol-
stered surfaces will, like any material, pick-
up dust and dirt. This dust and dirt must be
cleaned off or it may work into the surface
of the leather, causing damage.
Fine leather needs care, and should be
cleaned when necessary. Washing leather
thoroughly with soap and water will keep
your leather lustrous, beautiful and ensure
you have many years of wear.
Take a piece of cheese cloth and using any
mild soap and lukewarm water, work up a
good lather. Thoroughly wash the leather.
Wipe clean with a slightly damp cloth and
dry with soft cloth. Do this as often as the
leather becomes soiled.
During tanning operations, sufficient oils
are incorporated through processing that
none need be applied during the life of the
leather. Oil applied to the finished surface
will in no way help the leather and may do
more harm than good. Varnishes and fur-
niture polishes should never be used un-
der any conditions.
CLEANING THE INTERIORE040A01A-AATCleaning the upholstery and interior
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl with
a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner. Clean
vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner.
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean with a mild soap solution recom-
mended for upholstery or carpets. Re-
move fresh spots immediately with a fabric
spot cleaner. If fresh spots do not receive
immediate attention, the fabric can be
stained and its color can be affected. Also,
its fire-resistant properties can be reduced
if the material is not properly maintained.
Using anything but recommended clean-
ers and procedures may affect the
fabric’s appearance and fire-resistant
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS4
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCEF030B01CM-AATR :Replace I : Inspect and, after Inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary.
EMISSION CONTROL ITEMS
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
FUEL LINES, FUEL HOSES AND CONNECTIONS
CRANKCASE VENTILATION HOSE
VAPOR HOSE AND FUEL FILLER CAP
AIR CLEANER FILTER
FUEL TANK AIR FILTER (IF INSTALLED)
SPARK PLUGS (IRIDIUM COATED) *
VALVE CLEARANCESee Note *
10MILES X 1000
KILOMETERS X 1000
F030A01A-AATThe following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle
emission services to protect your warranty. Where both mileage and time are shown, the frequency of service is determined by whichever
INSPECT AND ADJUST EVERY 60,000 MILES (96,000 KM) OR 48 MONTHS
Note : *1. Spark plugs should be long-reach type when replaced (2.7 only)
*2. Inspect for excessive tappet noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary.
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PROPOSITION 65 WARNING:
This product contains a chemical known
to the State of California to cause can-
cer. Used engine oil may cause irritation
or cancer of the skin if left in contact with
the skin for prolonged periods of time.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that
have caused cancer in laboratory ani-
mals. Always protect your skin by wash-
ing your hands thoroughly with soap and
warm water as soon as possible after
handling used oil.
G050B01A-AATRecommended Engine CoolantUse a high quality ethylene-glycol coolant
in a 50/50 mix with water. The engine
coolant should be compatible with alumi-
num engine parts. Additional corrosion
inhibitors or additives should not be used.
The cooling system must be maintained
with the correct concentration and type of
engine coolant to prevent freezing and
corrosion. Never allow the concentration
of antifreeze to exceed the 60% level or go
below the 35% level, or damage to the
cooling system may result. For proper con-
centration when adding or replacing the
engine coolant, refer to the following table.
solution Engine Coolant concentration
CHECKING THE ENGINE
Do not remove the radiator cap when the
engine is hot. When the engine is hot, the
engine coolant is under pressure and
may erupt through the opening if the cap
is removed. You could be seriously
burned if you do not observe this precau-
tion. Do not remove the radiator cap until
the radiator is cool to the touch.NOTE:It is recommended that the engine cool-
ant should be changed by an authorized
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Oil & Grease Standard
API SJ, SL or ABOVE, SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
ILSAC GF-3 or ABOVE SAE 10W-30 (ABOVE -18°C)
SAE 15W-40 (ABOVE -13°C)
SAE 20W-50 (ABOVE -7°C)
HYUNDAI GENUINE PARTS MTF 75W/85 (API GL-4)
HYUNDAI GENUINE ATF SP-III, DIAMOND ATF SP-III,
SK ATF SP-III or other brands approved by Hyundai Motor Co.,
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5, SAE 70W/90 (SHELL SPIRAX 'X' Equivalent)
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5, SAE 70W/90 (SHELL SPIRAX 'X' Equivalent)
Ethylene glycol base for aluminum radiator
PSF-4 TYPE FLUID
DOT 3, DOT 4 or Equivalent
Quantity (US. QTS) (lmp.qts, liter)
Drain and refill (With oil filter)
Gasoline 2.7L : 4.75 (3.95, 4.5)
Gasoline 3.3L : 5.49 (4.57, 5.2)
Gasoline 2.7L : 2.0 (1.67, 1.75)
Gasoline 2.7L : 8.98 (7.47, 8.5)
Gasoline 3.3L : 11.51 (9.59, 10.9)
0.84 (0.7, 0.8)
0.95 (0.79, 0.9)
7.39 (6.15, 7)
1.05 (0.87, 1)
As required Item
Power steering gear
Brakes and clutch fluid