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Old 13th March 2016, 11:26   #751
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hi friends not much happening on the elantra thread, hence an update , Got new eyes for my elantra along with audi style tail lamps and gifted the car with a Race Dynamics dieseltronic tuning box . Trust me this is an awesome modification and changes the character of the car completely. The light modifications have uplifted the image of the car to bolder and hotter than before and the heart now beats like a youngster after the RD box. Thoroughly thrilled by the results .
This looks amazing!

BTW I have Hyundai VCI kit for ECU. I downloaded the GDS software but wasn't able to do much. If anyone wants to explore more we can meet up & experiment something in Mumbai.
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@Deepu Sharma Audi style tail lamps look stunning. How is the performance/torque and mileage figures after the RD box.
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@Deepu Sharma Audi style tail lamps look stunning. How is the performance/torque and mileage figures after the RD box.
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the Performance is awesome and in P1 mode the car feels much smoother than the stock performance while in P 2 it turns into a beast . words cannot explain how this feels and you ought to drive one to feel it.
upgraded the headlight bulbs to led ones though they are on a trial for now but simply awesome and bright.
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the Performance is awesome and in P1 mode the car feels much smoother than the stock performance while in P 2 it turns into a beast .
Deepu, do you drive a AT or a Manual Diesel? I was wondering if RD box generates more than 260nm torque (Current state of tuning) which Elantra's AT gear system can handle.

Also the other question is the impact on fuel efficiency. If you may.
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Deepu, do you drive a AT or a Manual Diesel? I was wondering if RD box generates more than 260nm torque (Current state of tuning) which Elantra's AT gear system can handle.

Also the other question is the impact on fuel efficiency. If you may.
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i do drive the manual version though if the Box is fitted onto an AT will change the drive experience to a better one than stock as discussed and updated by the people involved in fitting mine. they usually will allow you test drive the car with box for a week or so and then decide whether you want it or not. In case you are in Delhi you can get in touch with Car plus Rishabh Vihar, the guy who has done my car so nicely
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hi friends not much happening on the elantra thread, hence an update , Got new eyes for my elantra along with audi style tail lamps and gifted the car with a Race Dynamics dieseltronic tuning box . Trust me this is an awesome modification and changes the character of the car completely. The light modifications have uplifted the image of the car to bolder and hotter than before and the heart now beats like a youngster after the RD box. Thoroughly thrilled by the results .

Hey Deepu, nice update. I have always been a big fan of the RD box. Don't have it yet on the Elantra but my Punto has been running on it for 4 years.
Quick question on your new headlights. What happens if the LED DRL fuses ( touchwood ) ? Do you get to replace only the LED or due you have to replace the entire headlight ? Could you also share the cost of both the headlights as well as the tail lights ?
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2016 Hyundai Elantra spied testing in Chennai, will be launched probably by mid - 2016. Expected to come with the same 1.6 L CRDI engine seen in the Verna 4S.
1.6 GDi and 2.0 MPi are the new petrol engine options along with a 6 - speed automatic and 7 - speed dual - clutch automatic!
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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra was spied testing in Chennai, donning the black cloth wrapping to hide its new exterior design. It is expected to launch in India in mid-2016.The exterior of the India-spec Hyundai Elantra will be identical the model sold in countries like U.S. and Korea. It measures 4610 mm long, 1800 mm wide, 1450 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2700 mm. Some of the exterior features include HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, shark fin antenna, parking sensors and 16 inch alloy rims in the top grade.

The interior features a new 3-spoke steering wheel, center console and revised instrument cluster. The India-spec model could get a 7-or 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and Android Auto in top-end grades, while lower grades make do with a LCD display and navigational buttons.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra’s engine choices will, reportedly, include two petrol units and one diesel unit. The petrol engines will be the 1.6-litre GDi and 2.0-litre MPi, while the diesel engine will be the 1.6-litre VGT CRDi unit. A 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic are likely to be the transmission options offered at launch.
Source: http://indianautosblog.com/2016/04/2...a-spied-227949
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Hyundai Elantra sport has been spotted undisguised in what is probably a dealership in South Korea.

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The Hyundai Elantra Sport will reportedly be powered by the 1.6-litre T-GDI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Hyundai will offer a new independent rear suspension in the Sport variant for better handling.

Up front, the spyshot shows that the Hyundai Elantra Sport features tweaked headlight cluster and larger air vents with LED daytime running lights. At the sides, big wheels, low profile tyres and subtle side skirts round up the tweaks. At the rear, there’s a modified bumper which seems to feature an integrated diffuser, tweaked taillight cluster and twin exhaust pipes.
It will be released later this year in US as well as Australia. Not sure if this is going to be released in India.

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1. http://indianautosblog.com/2016/04/h...ampaign=buffer

2. http://paultan.org/2016/04/21/spysho...ured-in-korea/
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Unhappy Battery drain in Elantra CRDI AT

My Elantra CRDI AT is 18m old and has clocked 18600km. Over the last 15 days I have faced three instances of car not starting in the morning. I had to call Hyundai RSA who in turn are very prompt to send a technician in 60-75 min to jump start the engine. Things run smooth for the next 2-3 days and I face a similar problem following that. I suspect, the AC is turning itself on when the engine fails to start. I noticed it twice already and the car barely cranked in the morning today for me to conclude evidence of any pattern. The car is still under warranty. I am yet to check if the boot lamp persistently stays on. Wondering if anyone has faced a similar problem with a fluidic elantra till date.
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Continuing on my earlier post.Have been facing serious battery drain issues over the last two weeks. My schedule became very predictable.
  • OMG-->Car doesn’t crank on a weekday in the morning and AC turns on its own
    • Check if time < 8AM, if yes,
      • Call Road side assistance
      • Technician will arrive and jump start the engine and advises me to keep the engine on for one hour wasting precious diesel
      • Car runs fine for two days
      • Go to OMG
    • Else
      • Call Road side assistance
      • Try book an Uber/Ola at 9AM
      • Wearing my smart hat, wait for half hour for surge pricing to end
      • Then book a cab at the highest surge price because of meetings to attend in office
      • Miss all meetings due to traffic
      • Technician arrives before 8AM next morning; jump start the engine and advises me to keep the engine on for one hour wasting precious diesel
      • Car runs fine for two days
      • Go to OMG

Landed on ‘OMG’ thrice and ‘Else’ twice before noticing the pattern!

Eventually, gathered time, courage and mother’s blessings to visit V3 Hyundai service centre on OMR, Chennai. Reached V3 at 930AM without appointment. Was confused to see the sea arrive much sooner. A moment later, realized it isn’t the sea, but day light reflecting off the hoods of a zillion Hyundai cars waiting outside for their turn for service at V3.

Dealer pulled out a rule book which which seemed to declare he is fully booked, has no parking space, all advisors booked, cannot accommodate ad hoc visits, cleaning too many bird droppings on bonnets and hoods, picking eggs, running after hens, counting beads etc.

I coldly told them the car will not start again, so they should arrange for towing to another dealer. For some reason, they felt considerate or perhaps didn’t want to lose an opportunity to milk the cow (err... Elantra) during future maintenance visits. Nah, the guys sounded genuinely warm and immediately arranged for an ECM scan after studying battery voltage readings.

Readings were noted on either sides of a test drive by the advisor. And following was diagnosed.
  • P0685 fault code: ECM/PCM Power Relay Control Circuit issue
  • EPS related fault codes were observed
  • C1102 fault code: battery voltage was down

Unfortunately, I had no idea of what they meant until I returned home and searched online. I could not ask any questions because advisors speak only Tamil and barely any English. The advisor simply said he has deleted the fault codes and I should hope they don’t reappear. If they do, he advised me to take a prior appointment.

I am writing to the group of experts to let me know if there is any serious problem at hand and you suspect something.

Or should i just wait and pray?

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Continuing on my earlier post.Have been facing serious battery drain issues over the last two weeks.
To me it seems to be clearly a battery problem. Your car battery is draining faster than it should and it is not properly recharging. But this should not happen for a 18 m old car. One of the two might be happening ...
1. There is a power leak somewhere which is draining the battery. Search for "parasitic battery drain" in google and you can see some links where simple steps about how to find the leaks is explained.
2. The battery has become faulty and not able to maintain the proper chemical balance. Check if you have warranty for replacement.

I had similar OMG incident with my 3 year old car and over 50K km running. They had provided me with SOLITE battery when I purchased the car. Adviser explained that the battery life is over, so better to replace it. I replaced it with Amaron and have not faced any issue since. Though I decided to replace battery after only one occurrence of OMG.
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@bhaskaracs Could you please update us about the root cause? Hope the culprit was the battery!
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Hope the culprit was the battery!
Left the car with Express Hyundai, Arumbakkam, Chennai on Saturday morning. Returned to the place around 6pm to check the status as the dealer chose not to respond to the dozen+ times I called seeking an update (appalled!)

Upon reaching I was told they performed all customary scans and concluded the problem lies with the battery. Now a long process unfolds for a seemingly simple battery replacement. On Monday they will send the battery to SFSonic batteries in Avadi, Chennai (vendor). Vendor will generate a report on battery status by Mon EOD. Dealer will send the report to Hyundai Motor Limited on Tuesday. HML will take a day or two to decide on warranty provision (or advise the customer to claim insurance!). Another day in procuring new battery. Net-net I will receive my car not before Thursday. And Thursday holds only if the original diagnosis of 'battery issue' holds following the vendor report.

Now, the question that arises is if I am entitled to warranty replacement for battery given my car is only 18m old (warranty period is 4 yrs) or should I just agree if HML advises me to claim insurance.
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@bhaskaracs Could you please update us about the root cause? Hope the culprit was the battery!
Finally the car was delivered to me by the dealer after six days last week. It turned out to be a case of complete battery failure after clocking just 18.6k in 17 months since it was bought. Car seems to be running fine after switching to a new Amaron PRO from the earlier SONIC battery.
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Finally the car was delivered to me by the dealer after six days last week. It turned out to be a case of complete battery failure after clocking just 18.6k in 17 months since it was bought. Car seems to be running fine after switching to a new Amaron PRO from the earlier SONIC battery.
Thanks for the update. Enjoy the beauty stress free hereafter. Peace of mind guaranteed for all Fluidic Elantra owners
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