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Old 15th February 2019, 23:44   #61
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Was this pic (the 2nd one) taken anywhere in Kollam (Vaddy, Thangasherry area) ?
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Old 16th February 2019, 12:10   #62
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Was this pic (the 2nd one) taken anywhere in Kollam (Vaddy, Thangasherry area) ?
Hi, supremeBaleno, you're correct. I was visiting the Tangasseri Lighthouse. It's a beautiful place and sadly zero effort has been done to promote this tourist destination.

I am driving Elantra after a long gap, the car is still able to put a smile on my face. Performance is splendid, I drove without music for a while and absolutely no rattling noise from anywhere, talk about build quality.

Sharing some pictures of the lighthouse and the car. Kindly excuse the poor image quality, my phone has got an average camera, need to buy a better one soon.

Lighthouse

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Scenery from the top

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Elantra near the ship yard

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At the lighthouse

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Hi, supremeBaleno, you're correct. I was visiting the Tangasseri Lighthouse.
Thought so. The place looked very familiar, though given Kerala's long 500km+ coastline, a similar view could be seen anywhere in the state.

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I am driving Elantra after a long gap, the car is still able to put a smile on my face. Performance is splendid, I drove without music for a while and absolutely no rattling noise from anywhere, talk about build quality.
Can identify with the feeling, as I also drive a 14year old car (Baleno) with 1lakh kms on the odometer. The FTD factor is still intact after all these years and not a single rattle anywhere.

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Have visited the lighthouse many times, but never could make it to the top due to acrophobia - while wifey and kids scamper up the stairs like squirrels.

BTW, that breakwater (pulimuttu in local lingo) is an awesome place to walk in the mornings / evenings. IIRC it is a total of 4kms. Nice fun.
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No news is good news.

Elantra is doing city runs now, have not gone for any out station trips in a long time. This does not mean car is not running, last March to May we did about 5K in Kerala alone. Car is doing local runs without any complaints, which is a good thing. I did notice that starting takes more cranks than usual, which is understandable. Old diesels need to run pretty much every day, battery must not be getting enough charge. I use the car whenever I am in Kerala or it is my brother who uses it once in a while.


It was time for yearly service, had to change engine oil and filters. Went to Hyundai service at my town, they were like, "We need to order the parts." They don't even have air filter in stock. I don't know what to say to all these things. Got all the filters and oil from genuine parts outlet, went to a good independent garage and did the service. Labour charge was 600. Engine oil, air filter, oil filter, diesel filter was around 5K, so in total it was not even 6K to do the normal service. For these older cars this is the best way to do it I think, when ASS see these old D segment cars, all they see is cash bundle is rolling in, they just take you for a ride. Last refuel, added Abro diesel injector cleaner, I don't use diesel addictives very often, I am not sure if it will actually clean injectors, but will be doing some type of cleaning, I guess.

In 2017, AC was having some leak and car was serviced at Trident Hyundai, Domlur. While picking up the car I especially asked the advisor if cabin filter is installed and he replied "Yes." I did not think much of it then, and cabin filter area is not easily accessible in this model Elantra.


I was thinking it is time to change cabin filter too, Hyundai charges a moderate 3K for paper cabin filter. Parts for older models are ridiculously priced, no wonder people are unable to maintain these vehicles. Four years back when I need to replace MAF sensor Hyundai wanted 13K, I sourced it from Singapore for 1.5K, while checking for some parts in Boodmo, I just checked what's the price for MAF now and it is an eye watering 23K! Have they gone mad? There are other items like this and I can go on forever.

Coming back to the topic, I got cabin filter from Amazon, I usually do the installation myself and opened the case and I was shocked to see there was no cabin filter in my car. So when the work is done back in 2017, they did no install the cabin filter and the advisor either did not know or he just lied to my face saying they installed the cabin filter. So two years of dust, pollen, smog and mold spores deposited in cooling coil and nothing can be done about it. So next time the service advisor tells you, "Yes, we did it," you better make sure it is done.


After installing cabin filter I could feel the difference in cooling, in a good way. There is absolutely no dip in blower speed, which is again a good thing. Dusty country like ours, cabin filter must be changed every year. When I bought the car, it did not come with cabin filter, I did not know about cabin filters back then, when I had first cooling coil issue, they had to remove the dash to replace it and it is after that I got to know about cabin filter in Elantra and it was missing from the car. Since then I made sure I change cabin filter every 10K. I overlooked for a second and it went missing again.

Good news is, Elantra is running just fine, suspension is little weak, I don't think I am doing any suspension work this year due to minimal usage. May be next year. My dad was complaining that he got a bill of 5K for a normal service for his two year old Datsun Redi Go, more interestingly car has done only 4000km so far, there were no repair other than routine service.

One question I have is, how often we need to do engine flush ? Decarbonization was done 20K before, but I noticed in previous service bills, they charged some 500 bucks for engine flush. Is this necessary at every service?

Some pictures...


New Cabin Filter
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New Air Filter
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Old Air Filter
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Injector Cleaner
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Glove box, marked clips and retractor needs to be removed
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Clips after removal
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Retractor
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Crossbar protecting the case
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After removal
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Filter case
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Case after removal
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Filter in
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Instruction given about cabin filter cleaning
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New addition to the family, Jawa
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I even forgot we had booked this one year back

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After installing cabin filter I could feel the difference in cooling, in a good way.

Dusty country like ours, cabin filter must be changed every year. When I bought the car, it did not come with cabin filter, I did not know about cabin filters back then, when I had first cooling coil issue, they had to remove the dash to replace it

One question I have is, how often we need to do engine flush ?
Your cabin filter need not be changed every 10k kms or so; just remove, clean and refit - that would do.

The cabin air filter ensures a much much longer life for the evaporator coil.
Without the filter, the damage happens on the outside of the coil due to caked up dust, and atmospheric effect when the fresh air mode is engaged.

On the engine flush, it isn't required at all. Just replace the engine oil as per schedule.

By the way, your Jawa is a looker :-)
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Got the cabin filter replaced after almost 14 years. Cooling isn't that good and the compressor cuts off for no reason in humid Chennai weather. The steering feels hard (my daughter says she can't manage) I took car out last night, gear shifts are smooth (original clutch). You're doing great Joe Santo! I think it's time for my Elantra to go. I'm mulling on a compact petrol manual hatch for my daughter: Will take a TD of the Ignis: love it's dimensions. Congrats on your Jawa, ride safe and enjoy!

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Your cabin filter need not be changed every 10k kms or so; just remove, clean and refit - that would do.
Thank you, vigsom, how can we clean paper cabin filter? Could you elaborate?
From what I understand paper filters are one time use only.

About engine flush, I had a doubt these are just extra charges added by ASS, they may not have done anything at all.

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Got the cabin filter replaced after almost 14 years.
Hi, Durango, 14 yeas with same cabin filter? Have you ever done any work on your AC? Even if you maintain the AC system well, it requires services at some point. A good AC mechanic should be able to fix your cars AC issue. I never had any major issues with my cars steering. Well, it is definitely not as smooth as when it was new, but still very much manageable and I don't feel any stress or hardness while driving.

Last year alone I had done lot of work on my car, it is not easy maintaining this generation Elantra, I keep this car due to personal attachment and of course the car still serves us well. If you think maintenance is too much on your car, then you might as well sell it. Petrol model Elantras are not very popular, you may have to give it for a throwaway price but at least you won't be spending anymore money on it. My friend has Ignis and I have driven it a lot in city and it is a nice car, though I am not a big fan of its looks.

All the best with the new car search.
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l. Hi, Durango, 14 yeas with same cabin filter? Have you ever done any work on your AC? Even if you maintain the AC system well, it requires services at some point. A good AC mechanic should be able to fix your cars AC issue. I never had any major issues with my cars steering. Well, it is definitely not as smooth as when it was new, but still very much manageable and I don't feel any stress or hardness while driving.
Last year alone I had done lot of work on my car, it is not easy maintaining this generation Elantra, I keep this car due to personal attachment and of course the car still serves us well. If you think maintenance is too much on your car, then you might as well sell it. Petrol model Elantras are not very popular, you may have to give it for a throwaway price but at least you won't be spending anymore money on it. My friend has Ignis and I have driven it a lot in city and it is a nice car, though I am not a big fan of its looks.
All the best with the new car search.
I got major preventive maintenance done in 2016 and had the shocks changed before that. That was main ride then so took good care of her. In 2017 she wasn't feeling good despite all the money spent and didn't get the confidence to take her out on the highway so got a new Honda City CVT VX I was about to sell it then but my daughter wanted to keep it for her use, but of late the A/C isn't cooling that well and steering is hard I was told be the SA at Hyundai to let her go as the maintenance would be expensive. Thanks, Jonesanto, even I have an emotional attachment with the Elantra: she hasn't so far let me down at all.
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I got major preventive maintenance done in 2016 and had the shocks changed before that.
Hi, Durango, which year you did shocks work? Did you do it at ASS or FNG? How much did it cost? What was the total time required to do all the repairs? I have done shock work back in 2012 or 13, back then parts were easily available and did not cost a bomb to repair even at ASS.
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Thank you, vigsom, how can we clean paper cabin filter? Could you elaborate?
From what I understand paper filters are one time use
Remove the filter, and you'll see leaves, twigs, rat droppings and the like on the top; just tap the material off, then blow it with compressed air from clean side to dirty side( bottom.of the filter to top). That would make the filter fit for re-use.

My ex viz.2005 Corolla in Chennai still runs on the cabin air filter that was in the car when I bought the car in 2012.
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Hi, Durango, which year you did shocks work? Did you do it at ASS or FNG? How much did it cost? What was the total time required to do all the repairs? I have done shock work back in 2012 or 13, back then parts were easily available and did not cost a bomb to repair even at ASS.
If I remember right I think the shocks I spent around ₹ 52k and for the Brake Discs and Pad around ₹ 47k.
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Just when I had started believing I am the only guy hanging onto his Elantra, I came upon this thread. My 2006 one has just completed 1.45 lac. Just drove it down from Kerala too Hyderabad last week.

I pretty much am very particular about preventive maintenance too. I just had my front struts replaced three weeks ago - cost me about 12k including labour IIRC - that too at the dealership in Kochi. All my work has always been done at the dealership - I like the comfort of the 6 months parts and labour warranty they offer. I have excellent rapport with them and get to watch work happening in front of my eyes (I refuse to leave the car behind anywhere! )

Let me know what help you need in Kochi wrt to the Elantra - I did a lot of preventive maintenance last three years and can tell you the current prices of most thighs .. I have sent you a PM

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