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My 2004 hyundai santa fe is eating oil. I changed the oil with 10W-40 full synthetic motor oil what am I doing wrong?

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    Jeremy W. Mar 27, 2011

    Why are you using 10w40 when the recommended oil is 5w30?

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Are you sure the vehicle isn't leaking any oil? How much oil are you adding and how often?

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