I recently had an oil pump failure on my 2003 Hyundai Elantra. During the course of diagnosing and fixing the problem, my mechanic stated that the oil filter that was on the vehicle was incorrect. The filter that he removed was a V4612 and he stated that the proper filter to use on my vehicle is a V4459. He showed me both sizes and the V4612 appears to be half the size of the V4459. I did not think anything of it at the time but it has occurred to me that this might be the reason the oil pump failed. I have been getting my oil changed at a nationally known oil change company and in checking back at all my receipts I see that they have been using the smaller V4612 filter since I have been using their service (approximately 2 years). I spoke to the manager of the location where I get my oil changed and he stated that according to the reference manual he uses the V4612 is the proper filter. The reference that my mechanic has shows that the smaller V4612 is for a 1.0L engine Hyundai Elantra and the V4459 is the proper filter for my 2.0L engine. My question to you is: Can this mistake have caused the malfunction of my oil pump?
have the same problem?
Friday, November 14th, 2008 AT 11:47 AM