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Old 8th September 2010, 08:04   #31
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Man . The expenses amount are frightening to me. I too have Pete's installed, now i am scared whether i will face the same problem. I have just completed 67000 kms.
Hmm. I dont know if its a regular issue. It doesnt look like it as yet. Since you know the symptoms from the thread, you could ask your mechanic to do a checkup when you get the timing belt changed, if not done already.
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Old 8th September 2010, 10:37   #32
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Man . The expenses amount are frightening to me. I too have Pete's installed, now i am scared whether i will face the same problem. I have just completed 67000 kms.
You dont have to be scared, we have seen peted elantras run more than 1.25lkh kms without any issues and 67k kms is too early. If you want performance you need to maintain it aswell which people usually dont do.
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Undead- You've heard it from the man himself - BRRAJ. You can take his word on it.

Evo-: Did you take it to an independant workshop to get it checked? Hyundai is unresponsive when it comes to big bucks and all ASC's also want big bucks. Did they give any reason why it has happened at such an early time?

As someone suggested, buying a Sonata engine might only cost so much.. re-building , and that too so early, really doesn't feel right to me.
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Old 8th September 2010, 11:46   #34
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Evo-: Did you take it to an independant workshop to get it checked? Hyundai is unresponsive when it comes to big bucks and all ASC's also want big bucks. Did they give any reason why it has happened at such an early time?

As someone suggested, buying a Sonata engine might only cost so much.. re-building , and that too so early, really doesn't feel right to me.
They say, its something they can predict and it can happen at 30000 KM also. In terms of rebuilding or buying, I`ll take a call after the HASS here, checks it out. The workshop guy is an ok type chap, so I suppose I`ll wait to here his views first.
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Today , i took my Elantra for electrical work . Wiring for the Hella 500FF was done today . Still the clamp is not ready . Got to ready it from local lathe shop. I asked the knowledged person there, he started the car and saw the smoke too and he said , everything is ok. If we want to check the compression ratio, it will take sometime,so i didnt do it. He said problems at 76000 kms in elantra is very rare and he has seen a customer's elantra running in good condition even at 263000kms. Timing belt is not changed and he said we can change at 70000kms if i need to or he mostly changes at 80000kms and the clutch can go for 15000 kms more. Actually this technical person always tries to avoid more spending on car. (For eg: the driver side ac vent was damaged and not operating properly, i said to change it and he replied - the ac vent will cost around rs.350 , but the labour to remove the dashboard is very costly and so dont waste money on this , just drive along. Then he took a screw driver and did some adjust so that air can come out, but we cannot change the direction or stop the flow)
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Such a nice mechanic. Wish most SA in ASC's are like this.
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Old 8th September 2010, 22:28   #37
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Trucks reached Malda today. So hopefully tomorrow it`ll be at the workshop.
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Evo .. any update from Service Center. Your car's condition in really unfortunate. Please let us know the status.
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Old 13th September 2010, 00:13   #39
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@Shivag

Well, the car`s finally reached Kolkata. Due to Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi and three four hundred more festivals, the guys will only have a proper look tomorrow. I intend to have a dekho on the way to work. Will update then.
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Saw the car today finally. It was a sad sight. I dont understand much about engines so I dont know how that was. Not that it mattered cos the front end was totally taken apart, bonnet lying at one end, bumpers at another.

However superficial (pun intended) I may sound, what made me cringe was the state of the interiors. The nice Nappa leather was all grimy and the carpets were matted with dirt. I`ve never seen any car that belonged to me or someone I knew in this state.

It was really bad. Anyways, the chaps at the workshop looked like they had things under control. Parts neatly laid out, block in a carton for transport to the lathe and so on.

Work starts tomorrow, estimated delivery date 14th October (when Durga Puja begins here). He gave me a rough estimate.

As per Monsieur Mechanique, the car will drive till 300,000 KM after he gives it some TLC (and some engine oil , I presume). I`m a man of modest expectations when it comes to engine trouble, so I may not go the distance on his word, let alone 300 K clicks.

Fingers crossed.
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Evo, i have seen stock Elantra CRDI's cross 200,000 kms(my friend). My own car has done 140,000 kms by now. My suggestion is stay away from the tuning box this time, even in the stock form the Elantra offers very good performance.

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Just saw this. Were you noticing oil consumption or blue smoke from the exhaust? Seems to me like a head gasket issue.
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So, here are the pics from the workshop. Seems very bad. Guy says he may have to change the injector nozzle thats very pricey.

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Evo, i have seen stock Elantra CRDI's cross 200,000 kms(my friend). My own car has done 140,000 kms by now. My suggestion is stay away from the tuning box this time, even in the stock form the Elantra offers very good performance.
Have heard of many miler Elantras too. Is the Petes box really at fault?

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Just saw this. Were you noticing oil consumption or blue smoke from the exhaust? Seems to me like a head gasket issue.
Yup, lots of oil consumption and lots of blue smoke.



Just realised that the second picture is pointless due to poor quality. Apologies.
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Sad to see the condition of the car. Hope to see it back in to what it was known to be.

But tell me something, how come the car suddenly started to have all these problems. Didn't anything crop up previously?

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Sad to see the condition of the car. Hope to see it back in to what it was known to be.

But tell me something, how come the car suddenly started to have all these problems. Didn't anything crop up previously?
It started with poor pickup and blue smoke. Then progressively worsened.
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