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Aussie Keith's Charity Challenge

This month the Children's Medical Research Institute is raising funds for kids cancer. As part of their fund raising, I have joined the Great Cycle Challenge. So far it hasn't been much of a challenge but the fund raising hasn't been awesome either.

Click here to see Keith's worthwhile effort, fully supported by the club.

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October 23, 2014, 00:08:28 by melfes | Views: 75 | Comments: 7

Roof Rack
Hi Guys,

Have guests coming over in 2 days and realise Roof racks are urgently needed concerning the luggage.

Scrambling to get a pair now innit!

The dear experienced, Please recommend which one (Thule Rola Whisbar etc) I should get in terms of load capacity, easy to strap, wind noise and easy installation? also compatibility to mount a bike carrier of other make later?

Im in Syd, 2013 5 dr hatch, diesel GD.

Thanks all and Cannot appreciate your help more!!
October 22, 2014, 06:16:19 by SWDXING | Views: 120 | Comments: 9

Radio
G'day everyone,

My daily driver, a 2013 Hyundai i30 1.8 L petrol, has been very reliable, well... almost. The only thing that has been giving me issues is the radio tuner.

It's the 5" touch screen unit. When I bought the car brand new in November last year, the FM and AM tuner was extremely sensitive, and received all the stations on the FM band, and even out performed the radio that is in my Nissan Tiida!

But over the past few months, the tuner has been a bit picky. Some days it will receive the stations clearly, and some other days it will not, this doesn't have much to do with weather conditions. A family member of mine also got a 2013 i30 around the same time as I did, and I have done some comparisons wi...
October 08, 2014, 17:12:24 by Dyptorden | Views: 133 | Comments: 5

ESP Off
Hi guys.
I know this problem has been discussed long ago, but I wanted to ask you one thing.The main two sources for this problem, according to previous articles I have read on this forum, could be :
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2. break switch problem
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The ESP OFF lights, turn on randomly. Sometimes when I turn the engine on, without even moving the car 1cm. I have to turn the engine off and turn on again.Most of the cases, the ESP OFF light won't be turned on again.Other times I can go to work and back (~ 11 Km) and it's all fine, the ESP OFF lights won'...
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Windscreen Washer
Washer fluid warning light came on and so I filled the reservoir (it was low) but the warning display will not switch off. Any ideas or fix? Thanks.
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Glow Plug
hi guys and girls I have a 2008 i30 diesel
is it normal for the glow plug to take what seems like at least 10 sec to go out before I can start the car
I on occasion drive the work holden rodeo diesel and I can just turn key and start straight
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Testimonials
Hi guys

So I thought since my new-to-me i30 has clocked just past 10K km, I would give a little write-up on my findings, what I like and what I don't, and what I have learnt.

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TPMS
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September 04, 2014, 17:52:09 by Sophos | Views: 307 | Comments: 11

Radio
Hello, this is my first post in here.

I've been reading a bit in here yesterday, but I couldn't find quite the same problem as I have. Even though I've found some problems I had too (headlights busting frequently, passenger side read door handle broke without any hard force put to it), I couldn't find anything about radio.

So, a couple of days ago I was driving during nighttime, and I hit a pothole at 90km/h. After 2-3 seconds sound stopped coming through the speakers. The radio works fine, CD, USB, FM/AM, no errors, it's just that there is no sound at all, no matter the volume. I'm not sure what could be the problem, and I'm kinda not sure what to look for exactly. Is it the connection between the speakrs and the radi...
September 03, 2014, 12:11:05 by joebris | Views: 475 | Comments: 18

i30 in the news
Hotter I30 on the way????

(link) Hyundai i30 hot-hatch spied undisguised | CarAdvice
September 03, 2014, 05:21:23 by joshi30 | Views: 456 | Comments: 14

Exhaust
Hello people!

car: 2010 hyundai i30 turbo diesel

issue: upon cold start up the exhaust blows out some smoke (white/light grey) - the amount of smoke is varied depending on how long the car has been not used. generally the longer the rest period -> the greater amount of smoke upon start up. it's not a 'huge' amount of smoke, but enough to warrant investigation.

possibilities: i've done some reading. apparently it may be due to a build up of unburned fuel. something about glow plugs not burning off the fuel fast enough?

other notes: 1. i've had the car inspected by a mechanic - no leaks, broken seals etc.
2. the car drives fine, clutch is perfect, turbo works great - verified by mechanic.
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