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Old 12th October 2012, 17:34   #16
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Default Re: Hyundai Elantra - Turbo woes

Originally Posted by CRDIsamir View Post
One more way is to remove the ceramic material completely from the CAT and refit all the mufflers after thoroughly washing them and cleaning all the carbon deposit. This will open up your exhaust system and the car will feel very free to drive.
Not sure if I understand you.

If you remove the ceramic material, what happens to pollution?

And this suggestion to remove ceramic material is in response to the issue that the thread-owner has posted? I mean will this fix the problem of balck smoke and oil leakage?

BTW, -my Tucson had suffered oil leakage around 2 years ago. I was loosing oil but no black smoke in the exhaust. The ASC pointed at Turbo, but after consulting a fellow Tucson owner on team-bhp (Digital_Vampire), and reading on some forums, I asked the ASC to open the complete plumbing of the air-intake, intercooler and Turbo (to check all hoses) and in deed 2 hoses had developed cracks and holes. They were replaced and the issue was solved.

Here are the details (problem, pictures and the solution) for reference:
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