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Old 17th August 2016, 19:45   #166
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Are you sure it is coming from the front right wheel? Seems to me that the problem lies with the loose fan belt.
well, i write after a long time. During my visit to service center notified the same again and asked them to check the timming belt. they said they have done something and the problem should not repeat. It actually did not for a few days but then re-occured. It repeats every few days and specially when the car has just started and am taking a turn.
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Old 17th August 2016, 19:48   #167
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Try with Airconditioner off. If you get the noise only when AC is on then its definitely a belt issue. Our Eon has similar noise which is coming from belt which I will get fixed in next service besides other things.
The problem mainly occurs when the car is started and am turning, i usually put the AC ON for a reasonable time till the right engine temperature is reached. So the point you make actually does not apply.

Did your problem get rectified, please post about it in detail.
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Old 17th August 2016, 20:12   #168
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Post Tyre Change

29.5 Kms on the Odo and with repeated punctures, i was advised that the stock tyres of Goodyear needs replacement. Not sure if this is the normal run for stock tyres. The treads and the side walls looked good but it seems the rubber had hardened. i drive about 100 Kms a week on alternate days as I pool car with my office colleague.

The decision for the new set of tyres, particularly the brand was interesting. Observed and read online regards car Tyres.
Read the Apollo factory coverage on Team-BHP (very interesting and insghtful post).
Checked online prices for a week, Apollo, Bridgestone, Michillin etc.
Spoke to a few friends and most of them suggested Michillin.
An old friend owns a Car Tyre agency and hence i got in touch with him.

Finally after about 10 days of read and search landed up at his shop. He thoroughly checked all the tyres and his suggestion was to change all four tyres and the best of the five to be retained as spare wheel.

I agreed to his suggestion. Now his was a Apollo agency but he threw in a different option to me.

Chinese tyres

Well, in all my preparation i never thought of this angle.
He placed Apollo Amazer 3G and a Chinese tyre 13" 155/65 in front of me. The treads looked better on the chinese one. Lifted both of them and found the weight to be similar.

Total confusion, left the decision on him. His advise was that Chinese tyres are equivalent of the other known brands and he would suggest me to go for it.

i once again took his suggestion and agreed. .Infact he asked me if i would like to go for a wider tyre as there was an option of 13" 165/65 option as well. I liked the thought as wider tyres would look better and offer more grip and safety. Ofcourse the fact that there would be a marginal affect on fuel efficiency was explained to me and I was not really worried on that.

Until now, we never discussed price. He finished the work. I took a test drive and loved the new feel on the car.
The tyres were less noisier and also felt good on the road. Tried few potholes as well and perhaps was in a mood to force realize that the car ran better on them

Well, have covered close to 600 Kms post the tyre change and I am really Happy with the change.

Regards price, as compared to Apollo, these new set of 4 tyres of Chinese make were a good 4K lesser.

So, today I ride on Jinyu 13" 165/65 and thus far things are good.

Of-course later i did read about how Indian companies are affected with dumping from china, felt bad it but then the decision was taken.
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First of all congratulations for the new tyres and it's good to know that you are happy with the new tyres. But I really doubt about the reliability of these Chinese make tyres as these tyres are made up of cheap materials as far as I know!

When I had Eon I was in the same dilemma whether to go for wider tyres or not but finally ended up buying wider Michelin XM2 (165/65 R13) tyres from a well known shop here in Kolkata. After the tyre change there was significant improvement in ride quality and handling without any effect on the fuel efficiency.

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Did your problem get rectified, please post about it in detail.
Actually it did. I had to get the fan belt tightened and properly greased. Yes the noise was with same symptom, Usually when car is started in the morning and at turns. But in my case it would go away if Ac switched off. The car is not used by me any more, its used by our office staff. But I am quite certain that it has not reoccurred post the fixing.

Since the car is also out of warranty now, It does not go for service to Hyundai, and I feel that our FNG guy is doing a better job to keep the car in good shape.
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Actually it did. I had to get the fan belt tightened and properly greased. Yes the noise was with same symptom, Usually when car is started in the morning and at turns. But in my case it would go away if Ac switched off. The car is not used by me any more, its used by our office staff. But I am quite certain that it has not reoccurred post the fixing.

Since the car is also out of warranty now, It does not go for service to Hyundai, and I feel that our FNG guy is doing a better job to keep the car in good shape.
Thanks Manish, i am living with the problem so far. Often feel the lack of power as well. Will get this rectified soon. in my case as well the car is now out of extended warranty so would have a choice of going to anyone.
My last visit to Hyundai service center they did not do much to help me out with this issue and also expected a 10/10 rating. i have always been hard on them in this regards and give them a good rating only when they deserve.
Will keep updating.
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Hello,

An year more on the car and its doing perfectly well. The Odo reads 39K Kms and the ride is smooth.

The issue regards the noise from the car at start up (reported earlier) got resolved with a changed timing belt. Not much options that the service center guys offered. However, the problem rests post the change.

Within a gap of about 3-4 months now, there is a new issue that has come up. At the start, there is a sports car type noise, grunt, from the engine bay when the engine is powered and it persists until a few kilometers are driven. Post a few kilometers of run the engine is silent again.
I wonder what would be the reason and would soon get it checked.

The gear shifts are smooth as always and i have no complaints from the car. The changed tyres too are more than an year old and i have had no issues with them.

This first car of mine is now six years old and i would be looking for an upgrade soon. Have started reading the new car reviews and many other threads to short list my options.

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39411 Kms and finally itís time to bid farewell to EON.

Eon was my first car. Back in November 2011 it was a difficult decision to choose a car being a first timer. With opinions from those experienced, consideration of being a new driver and of- course after referring to team-bhp, I settled with a basic A1 segment car for my in-frequent commute.
Today I feel good about the decision taken then. Hyundai EON served me perfectly well.

The car is in supreme condition, smooth like never before. Gear shifts, soft engine noise were all set on my mind. Driving it around, felt like the car used to talk to me and I enjoyed every moment spent in the car.
For those who would look for information on Hyundai EON for its long term ownership, I can say that the car is simply great.
Parts changed / repaired on the car in 6 years were:
1. Timing belt change done about six months back.
2. Rear boot door lock
3. Boot door side suspension supports.
4. Headlight bulbs were changed a couple of months back.

Well, had replaced the original Exide battery as well with a new one about 4-5 months back. Though the first battery still had juice left, did not want to risk it during monsoons.

Also the tyres were changed about a year back, refer old posts on this thread.

Besides, no rattles or loose parts on the car despite the run on bad Mumbai roads.

In terms of FE, I always filled it up-to auto cut-off and had mostly just 2 BP petrol pumps used. I can say that the average FE in 6 years would be about 13.5 to 14 Kmpl. This is with 90% drive in traffic condition of Mumbai and AC switched ON for 95% of the time. As an extreme case, FE has touched 15.5 Kmpl whenever there were 100 odd Kms of good long drives and on the lowest would be around 12Kmpl in peak monsoon snarls.

Loved every day with the car and with the initial in-frequent use in first couple of years it had subsequently become a regular daily commute vehicle.


However, as said, everything has an end and so it was for this relation as well. Have returned the car as an exchange of my new car, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Yes, an upgrade from A1 to C2 segment.
Would cover the upgrade story in a separate related thread.

Good wishes for all the EON owners from a Happy EONian.
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Congrats, Mahen. A happy journey is what we all want, and you have just completed one ! Wishing you another long one with the Ciaz.
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