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June 14, 2017, 00:18:52 by Surferdude | Views: 196 | Comments: 8

Steering
My 2009 Hatch is just coming up to 100,000klms and a while back, to resolve a clunking noise, the steering bush was replaced. It’s been fine since.
Recently though, on a drive back from Brisbane I noticed a very slight tendency for the steering to sort of “tug” slightly in the straight ahead position. This is actually pretty hard to describe.

It’s only noticeable (so far) in excess of about 90 kph.

So, picture a straight road. No real need to move the steering wheel but suddenly there’ll be a very slight but clearly obvious, tug on the wheel. We’re not talking about pulling the car off line here but there IS a slightly discernible shift in the wheel under your hands.
You could almost suggest it is just norm...
June 08, 2017, 07:44:03 by jude_ti30 | Views: 197 | Comments: 5

Steering
Hi new to the forum. This is my first car bought back in September of 2016 with 135,000km on it got it check by racv all good and bought it. Some months later i started to hear a clunk/knock when taking off and slowing down and turning the wheel. It seems to be louder with warm days. Got it checked out by my independent and all was okay underneath. A couple of months later took it to another Mechanic and they thought it was my front struts but said I should go to pedders. went to pedders last week and found my Front struts needed to be replaced with the top mounts and my lower control arm bushes were starting to go so got it all done today and noise is still there. drove back to pedders with the noise and took the guy for a drive and has ag...
June 06, 2017, 20:17:03 by crayman | Views: 370 | Comments: 16

Fuel Economy
Parked up Mr's petrol GD while we were away, disconnected the battery.
Returned 2-months later, reconnected battery but ever since the DTE is way out.
Thought it might learn after a few tank fills but it hasn't got any smarter.
She used to show 800 to 830 at a fill, now it's 600.
Was showing 3-bars yesterday but only 88k DTE ???? then the yellow fuel light came on. Filled it up, took 40L to have fuel overflowing.
Thought they had a 50L tank so there would have been at least 10L left which would make the 3-bars correct.
The economy gauge is reading OK at around 5 to 6 L per 100, just the DTE has lost the plot.
June 06, 2017, 08:21:06 by Shambles | Views: 124 | Comments: 0

i30 in the news
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June 05, 2017, 16:34:59 by swilson | Views: 409 | Comments: 19

Servicing
hi, i'm having trouble changing the front lower ball joint on my wifes 2011 i30, first i tried a ball joint splitter which i broke, i removed the nut on the bottom to seperate it from the arm but i can't see how this can be removed, help please
June 04, 2017, 05:32:15 by stkman | Views: 248 | Comments: 7

Clutch
Hi All,

Just noticed a little clutch slip today ... will be in need of a clutch soon. Has done 280,000km so reasonably happy with the life. Wondering if anyone has recommendations on which brand to go for. I am leaning towards either original or Exedy which is available. Am in NZ so suspect what is available in Australia will be available here.

Thanks in advance for any opinions,

Andrew
June 03, 2017, 10:58:19 by steve8654 | Views: 239 | Comments: 6

Smells
My car went in for a service recently and it started smelling pretty oily inside the cabin.  I think I've tracked it down to the car being overfilled. The garage has sorted that out, but I am still left with an oily smell, particularly after a run.

My question is, this overfilled oil has gone somewhere, so needs removing, cleaning, whatever. Any hints where to look?

The car is a i30 (of course) 1.6 CRDi 128bhp model, 2012.

The garage told me the oil level can go high due to the exhaust regeneration cycle? Dunno about the oil, but smells like bullshit to me.

Cheers

Steve

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May 30, 2017, 01:08:57 by Dazzler | Views: 517 | Comments: 22

Test Drive
As many of you know I had an opportunity to go to the official launch of the new PD in Australia in Sydney in early April, but unfortunately I had other commitments. I've had several offers from the friendly guys at Motors Devonport (Brad and Jake) to take one for a spin but us retired guys are busy.  :winker:

Anyway, yesterday I finally had a chance to go for a good mixed drive in a White SR Premium.



I'm guessing about 30 kilometres on a combination of city, rural and highway (110 kph limit) roads. I went and collected my Wife Trish from our house and dropped her back after, which meant I got two return trips up our winding 3 km country road (8...
May 29, 2017, 01:44:10 by Jordie | Views: 347 | Comments: 10

Air Con
Hi All,

My air conditioning stopped working over time, to the point the gas had dropped so low the compressor would not switch in.

So went to my local garage, who used their machine to vacuum any old stuff out, leak test/pressure test and regassed as per manufactuer information.

He then told me everything had passed ok, but it wasn't working properly.

I got in the car and it is cooler than the outside, the A/C compressor does click in and out when pressing the button. But its not super cold if you get me - my wifes car and my old cars would freeze your hand on the coolest setting.

Is there any common problems I need to look at?
- Change pollen filter? - but doubt that will effect t...
May 27, 2017, 20:47:46 by Angus Macleod | Views: 461 | Comments: 20

ESP Off
My partner has a 2010 2.0 auto, she informed me that the ESP OFF keeps lighting up. I checked this forum and on it's advise checked the tyre pressure, thought I would test the brake light switch. I  then noticed the rear brake lights don't light up, the high stop LED one does. To me this suggested there was something wrong with the switch. I thought how difficult can a switch with 4 contacts be, and chopped a whole in the side,  I then noted lots of surface mount components, so obviously does more than switch the brake lights on and off.
I fitted a new one I got on ebay, and this made no difference. I think I read something about there being a difference between the switch on cars with cruise control, this car has cruise control. I or...
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