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January 15, 2018, 07:48:16 by olliebrkr | Views: 563 | Comments: 12


This is my first post here. I just purchased a 2012 plate i30 1.6 CRDi with around 55k miles on the clock. Sadly it immediately had to be fitted with a new clutch and fuel filter.. but that's been done and sorted now.

After using it for a proper commute I've noticed that I can't sit at 30mph in 4th gear without the engine juddering slightly. This is around 1,150/1,200 rpm. What I'm wondering is whether this is the sign of a potential issue or if it's just the gear ratios?

In my previous cars (a 2014 diesel 1-series and Toyota Aygo petrol) they'd happy sit in 4th at 30mph. Sure if I put my foot flat to the floor nothing would really happen unless I downshifted.

Any thoughts? After my initial...
January 14, 2018, 02:24:16 by jeffers1984 | Views: 505 | Comments: 15

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 13, 2018, 07:52:00 by aranciataoz | Views: 869 | Comments: 28

Hi everyone,

I think this is my first post in like 10 years, and the first for my wife's GD i30 Tourer CRDi (auto, 2013). It's our family workhorse (two toddlers).

Firstly - technical background on our car - bought from dealer at 24k km in 2014, 65,000kms now, never had an issue, serviced by book. Has generally been a great perfect-sized car in the suburbs as well as out on the open road (we drive from Sydney to Coffs every year).

Lately, I've noticed a noticeable increase in road noise in the car, particularly at 60km/h - a humming noise, not exactly a "whoop whoop" type of noise associated with scalloped tyres (which I experienced many years ago), but a distinct hum loud enough to annoy me. As the speed in...
January 11, 2018, 12:39:09 by Shambles | Views: 234 | Comments: 2

i30 in the news
Quote from: Hyundai Press Office
High Wycombe, 10th January 2018 – The i30 N, on sale now, has been awarded Best Hot Hatch at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. The category win means that Hyundai’s much-lauded hatchback will now compete for the overall UK Car of the Year award, which will be announced at the end of February.

  • Hyundai praised for its first foray into the established hot hatch sector
  • Judges focussed on style, high specification and driving fun, not just outright performance

January 09, 2018, 02:22:47 by 2xcatz | Views: 1919 | Comments: 79

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: 548 | 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: 527 | Comments: 19

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: 1328 | 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: 619 | 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: 699 | 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 ?
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