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March 03, 2015, 05:26:40 by JUDY | Views: 873 | Comments: 123

Spark Plug
Hi All.  New to the thread because I have what I think is a warranty issue but Hyundai do not and found this forum by googling.
My dilemma is as follows;  My 2010 i30, still in warranty, started to make an odd sound the other night and it turns out that it has a broken spark plug and "insulation ceramic around electrode at combustion chamber end is missing.  cyclinder head requires removal for further investigation."

The car has done 38,346 kms.  Hyundai say that because I didn't get the spark plugs changed at 45,000 kms or 3 years then it will cost me $2,245.00 possibly more.  An independant mechanic said that a spark plug falling apart at 38,000 kms is ridiculous and that I should fight Hyundai on this and that forget the ...
March 01, 2015, 06:48:58 by muller | Views: 145 | Comments: 6

Guages & Dials
Hi 🙋

My 2014 1.6l i30 3dr SE (8500km) is having some really odd issues with its fuel gauge. I'll have a fairly full tank and start the car and it will read empty! No marks on the meter  and the empty light will be flashing. It can occur for the entire journey(40 minutes+) or just for 2 minutes, then the light will stop flashing and each little mark on the meter will miraculously start filling up whilst driving! It also happens completely randomly, might do it twice one week and then not at all for the rest of the month. I've taken it to local Hyundai dealer and they can't find anything wrong with it :( typically it was working fine when they had it.

I'm new to this forum so if anyone has any ideas that would be much ap...
February 20, 2015, 02:45:43 by pidim | Views: 227 | Comments: 11

Spark Plug
Hi everyone,

I was wondering whether you can clarify the change schedule for spark plugs on Petrol GD i30s.  I have this leaflet which shows a change for only 3 years, which seems rather short, yet I can't find any other reference to this on Hyundai iCare website.

Would anyone know for certain if this is correct?  Please see image (sorry about small size)
February 15, 2015, 21:05:04 by BC | Views: 138 | Comments: 3

Cabin Filter
I recently had a 2010 CW Diesel in for an oil change at 67.5k.  They found the cabin filter dirty and suggested the filters be replaced and the ducts be cleaned and "disinfected" for the "bargain price" of $160.  I didn't accept their kind offer.
Ended up getting Ryco filters from Burson for about $40.  I could have got them cheaper on Ebay but wanted to stick with a reputable brand.
A search on the forum provided good advice on the filter removal.  The only additional info I'd add is re the clips on the side of the glove box.  I found that the edge facing the seat need to be tilted into the glove box, that tilted edge grabbed with pliers and gently pulled toward the seat and into the glove box.
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February 11, 2015, 02:55:57 by Mal | Views: 342 | Comments: 18

Hi folks
Has anyone out there got a problem with a misty film on the inside of their windscreen that's really very hard to remove ?
I  am the first owner and its never seen cigarette smoke so I believe its 'vinyl fog'.
Particularly bad in this case as its sits in the sun all day. I have always used a windscreen shield but I believe the heat alone makes the vinyl gas and produce this effect.     
I have cleaned the windscreen almost every day for weeks hoping to wear through this film and maybe get to clean glass then requiring only a once a week maintenance clean without real success.
So has anyone had this problem and really solved it ?
Over the years I've had many different new cars and the i30 is de...
February 08, 2015, 10:38:19 by Nik | Views: 254 | Comments: 14

Hi Folks!,

First off...Hello. I am new to your fine site. The information on here is excellent and plentiful.

I am a UK owner of a 57 plate i30 CRDi, which I love, look after and intend to be driving for years to come. :)

However... I have had my first failure that I cannot seem to fix!!

My wiper/washer stalk has ceased to operate, with no output to either the front or rear washer/wipers. I have checked the fuses on the drivers side inside and also changed the washer relay under the hood with no success!  :(

I have had a look on the forum and have not seen this problem mentioned. Does anyone have any suggestion please?

Thanks in advance,

February 05, 2015, 09:48:40 by roller | Views: 270 | Comments: 11

I was sitting in a traffic jam this morning for about 45 minutes and noticed that the temperature guage dropped down to one bar.
Once i started moving again it very quickly went back up to its normal operating temperature
Spoke to my local dealer and they could not give an answer.
Could it be that the engine is so efficient on idle that it cannot produce enough heat to keep the temperature up?
February 03, 2015, 20:19:44 by Gooneruk | Views: 240 | Comments: 5

Think this is a known problem, the tyre valve snapping off on vehicles fitted with the tpms.
Well it happened to me, all I did was take the dust cap off to put some air in the tyre!!! with the space saver wheel fitted, off I go to the dealership, service advisor says they no longer cover this on the warrantee, he said Hyundai UK sent a bulletin to them about 4 months ago saying so... I said its a Hyundai part and it should be. They said people place the tyre inflator on the valve too hard and they snap, so with that I tell them "well they are not fit for purpose, it's not as if I have kerbed the wheel, then I could understand" he said they have to fill in a report and send it to Hyundai direct and they decide.
I've notice...
January 29, 2015, 04:44:32 by pc9630 | Views: 395 | Comments: 20

Hi All,
This problem happened once and I was stumped as to how to resolve it.
I am still seeking an answer.
My i30 Auto keyless entry push start had its battery drained thanks to my son leaving the door ajar one night.
The i30 was parked behind our other car and the jumper leads dont reach.
So I decided to push the car out into the drive and turn it into the front lawn so I can then get the 2 nose to nose.
The problem was the steering was still locked and would only go straight out at a slight angle which would have hit the fence.

I looked everywhere for some release having found the gear release thinking there must be something somewhere. I called up the dealer while waiting for the RAA in case and ...
January 17, 2015, 06:27:14 by wabbit16 | Views: 287 | Comments: 5

TIPS: Engine
Good morning (afternoon for most) everyone

As I understand it, the Gamma engine which is in my car (1.6 petrol) does not have hydraulic valve lash adjusters but a normal bucket and shim type setup.

Since Hyundai decided to throw away my service schedule booklet when I took it in for the waterpump replacement, I cannot see when the valve clearance needs to be checked and/or adjusted.

Currently I am sitting on around 172K km and I am not sure whether it would have been checked around the 90'000 or 105'000km service (our service intervals are 15'000km) or if it is something I should see to in the near future?

I hear a faint tapping sound on startup when cold which is normal as it takes a while for th...
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