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January 15, 2018, 08:23:03 by Bnystrom | Views: 299 | Comments: 19

ABS & disks
This is the first vehicle I've owned with ABS/TCS and I absolutely hate it. Aside from the fact that it's incredibly annoying when it activates, it eliminates my ability to feel the road surface when braking or accelerating. Is there a way to disable this horrible system?

I've been driving for 40+ years in snow and ice and have never needed ABS/TCS, so please don't lecture me about the wonders of modern automotive electronics. I know how to handle these conditions and having a computer separate me from the road is not beneficial.


January 14, 2018, 02:24:16 by jeffers1984 | Views: 119 | Comments: 5

Has anyone tried to successfully put an amp underneath the passangers seat?
Looks like it might be a bit tough with the plastic ducting and plastic ridges there.

Looking at putting a Focal iBUS 2.1 there.

January 09, 2018, 02:22:47 by 2xcatz | Views: 1184 | Comments: 69

Breaking stuff
How does one remove a 2012 i30 manual petrol motor? Up thru the bonnet opening or drop the lot out underneath the car?
January 05, 2018, 07:01:29 by turtleneck | Views: 313 | Comments: 10

Hi all,

New to the forum, happy to be here. With my 2012 GD now out of warranty I'm servicing it myself. I'm competent on the tools and am setting out to change the auto trans fluid.

I couldn't find instructions for the GD but found this for the Elantra which I'm guessing has the same box (all the fill and check points were the same): elantra 2011-2016 auto trans fluid change

Is this the same box as in the i30? Without the GDS diagnostics is there any way to know when the auto trans fluid temp is about 60 degrees? Lastly I've got Penrite LV to replace the factory fluid with, has anyone ...
December 30, 2017, 21:52:31 by hampster1958 | Views: 315 | Comments: 17

Hi Folks

window regulator is stuffed, I have removed the basic panel, I have removed screws from the big metal panel but I need to know how to disengaged the handle and lock so I can remove the metal plate for regulator replacement??
December 28, 2017, 20:55:31 by GaryDrohan | Views: 904 | Comments: 38

Wont Start
Hi Folks,

Long time reader, first time poster.

I've recently noticed my 2011 1.6 CRDI taking longer to start under the following conditions:

- The car has remained off for 10+ hours (basically in the morning).
- The colder the temperature the longer the crank before it starts.
- Immediately after the engine starts, I can switch it off and it will start again very quickly (No warm up time!).
- No fault codes are showing from the ECU
- No warning lights show AFTER startup although the battery light does stay on during the crank.
- The crank does not slow down while I'm turning the key.
- Cycling the glow plugs doesn't help.
- The engine runs no problem once started.
December 27, 2017, 12:19:08 by marti30 | Views: 358 | Comments: 15

My shine red UK specification 2009.5 model year 6 speed 1.6 u2 crdi 5 door hatchback now has 285,888 miles on the odometer which is about 200,000 miles more than average. I bought it new at the very end of 2009 with a delivery mileage of 8.4 and in very nearly 8 years have driven it for 282,503 miles (a brother accounting for the other 3,377 miles). During 43 trips to the European mainland I've clocked up 70,470 miles in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Andorra.
On the day of acquisition I drove 128 miles before filling the 53 litre tank with 56 litres of diesel. When fueling I try to fill to the brim and then zero the tripmeter. My meticulous records (I'm a qualified accountant) show a consumption of...
December 25, 2017, 21:16:59 by tw2005 | Views: 443 | Comments: 19

Ok, who knows what the go is with the manual i30 clutch adjustments?

I'm working on a CRDi and the pedal has to be buried into the firewall and grabs  as soon as I lift.

It's pretty much to th epoint it's noit diengaging fully, difficult gear changes and reverse gear grind.

Hydraulic system and last time I touched a clutch the adjustment was on a push rod to the pedal,
This has nothing like hat and I'm reading self-adjusting clutch cover?

Does this mean there is no adjustment possible? Clutch is not slipping and appears to be ok.

any tips ?
December 23, 2017, 01:21:00 by Mark70 | Views: 388 | Comments: 8

Air Con
This is not a problem, nor an issue, so I'm obviously posting in the wrong forum, but:
Does anyone else have an i30 PD (MY2018) Diesel with DCT?
Does your engine fan stay on for 50 seconds after turning the engine off, every time
, irrespective of outside temperature, engine temperature, length of trip or recent engine load?
Even just moving a cold car on a frosty morning, just a few meters, in icy conditions?

I imagine there is probably a hard-coded 50-second timer which simply keeps the (radiator?) fan running for those 50 seconds, irresective of anything.
Probably to protect the turbo or similar high-temperature component, which if cooling stopped right away would burn any oil still in ...
December 17, 2017, 04:08:03 by Zulliz | Views: 251 | Comments: 8

Hi guys i have a question since its  been less than 3  degrees celsius here my car starts with idle rpm around 700 and after a couple of seconds goes up to the normal 1000rpm,is this normal when cold? Cant remember if it did it last year :)
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