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Have 2 acquaintances here with problem Sante Fe’s. Both extreme oil consumption 2017’s - one @ 80k and one @ 100k. The 100k one blew up the motor. The other threw her hands up after trying to get some dealer satisfaction and traded it on a new RAV4. Turns out they’re not the only ones.
Interesting. I haven't heard of issues with the Santa Fe's but I'm not invested in Hyundai forums or social media or anything like that. Only problems I've had with our sonata are:

1. Rubber isolator in the electric power steering assist (EPAS). The rubber in the motor assembly was too soft and fell apart. Gave an annoying rattle sound in slow speed situations as it was now metal against metal. Replaced under warranty, as they actually added additional warranty to cover the issue. There was a TSB and everything. It's literally an $8 part and can be replaced in driveway but I let them do it.
2. The activation switch for the AC doesn't work correctly. So, sometimes at idle the ac doesn't work very well. Anything above idle it works just fine (variable vane ac, so rpm has it working without the switch actually kicking it on). The switch is inexpensive but the ac has to come off to replace. I haven't had it fixed and we have just lived with it. I'll likely have it fixed and probably replace compressor at same time since it's getting some miles on it. Or I may not. Who knows. LOL

The 2.0 turbo in our 11 was a first year motor and rated at 274hp (3200# car). It's a direct injected motor as well. Interestingly enough, the first generation 2.0 is more desirable due to newer models making less power. Yes, they actually derated the motor. Assuming that is from whatever issues they were having with detonation and such. I've not noticed any detonation, as the car is very quiet. However, I've always run super unleaded, and some people do not.
 
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If you search around, Hyundai/Kia have had their share of engine problems over the years. Extended warranties offered, class action lawsuits, etc. Nothing that any other manufacturer hasn't had to deal with from time to time. In fact, Hyundai pioneered the 10 yr/100k warranty early on because so many of their initial offerings (early 90's in US) had oil burning problems -- big warranty to inspire confidence that they'd stand behind you. The big question was -- what were they fixing to do.....behind you.....LOL! Search "Hyundai low on oil" or 'burning oil' or 'disappearing oil' -- interesting reading.
 
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Yeah, Hyundai turned the corner in the 2000's with their big warranty and overall quality. That was big considering their dismal offerings in the 90's. IIRC, they actually jumped into the JD power top ten and have remained for a number of years.

I suspect they've not had much more oil burning issues than any other manuf at one time or another. For example, when the modern 5.0 came out, the first few years were notorious for burning oil. And the GT350 motors had all kinds of issues. But, I supposed I should study up a bit on that before I go out on that limb lol.

Agree on the "big question". There's so much lack of leadership at these upper level management positions it's staggering. The whole Ford Focus DCT trans debacle. Lower level people made it known there were issues, but upper management said sell them anyway and we will fix it in the field. Well, they're still fixing them. I forget last count on what it has cost them.

If people would stand up and say "this isn't going to happen on my watch" and accept some responsibility and show leadership, then things would be made better.

Just like the CDC and their lack of transparency, their ineptness of the whole vaccine fiasco, the list goes on and on.
 

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Boots on the ground win wars - suits on the ground lose wars.
 

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Changed the oil in the Escort today. 230,000 miles. Holds four quarts. I always use a synthetic blend, 5w30. Had just shy of 4000 miles on this change. I normally do 3000 mile intervals but was a bit behind. Of course, it’s mostly 40 miles at a time driving to work and back with synthetic blend so I’m not too concerned.

Anyhow, checked the oil level before changing. It was half way between the “full” and “add oil” marks. Maybe used three ounces of oil in four thousand miles.

Amazing little engine and super easy to work on. Cheap to maintain and 40mpg.

I guess I’ll keep it till the wheels fall off.
 
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That's pretty amazing isn't it Richard? I'm old enough to remember when tune ups had to happen every 5-6000 miles or the car was missing like crazy and if you got 70k-80k miles out of one before it was using so much oil it needed a rebuild you were doing good.
 

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Nice - those Eb are no joke. I’ve got an EB in my 11 f150. Wagner, 5star tune, air raid stage three intake, solo performance catback. Pull my 10,000# camper with it.
 

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Yes those EB are amazing little engines. Even the trucks with the 2.7 will surprise you.
We did alot of dev work in 2015 on basically the 2.3 mustang stage 3 roush package. At the time with a tune, CAI, exhaust we were just over 375hp and right around 475ftlbs to the wheels. It was a fun car to drive. Me personally just couldn't get used to the sound in the mustang. If it was a focus rs I'm all in. But in a mustang at that time the 5.0 wasn't that much more money. I personally just feel that is what that car deserves. Still a very impressive car though. That's just me.

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So, what the heck is this? Had a badge on the front that said Lola but no idea what it is. Right hand drive. And absolutely wicked sounding. Chattanooga Cars and Coffee this morning. 150-200 cars. Lambos and a few other exotics including a spiffy Ferrari. I parked beside a 8000 mile bone stock 93 Cobra.
 

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Well I’ve been hearing an odd noise in the back of my Jeep from time to time. Just found it on Friday. I was LUCKY I made it home undamaged. The rear axle has an upper a arm attached to a bracket which is bolted to the aluminum D44 pumpkin with three bolts.

Yep one bolt sheard off in the housing and the bracket (aftermarket) ripped in half.

I hope to get bracket welded up and then get studs in place of bolts on two of the hold downs. Then take it to a shop to get the other piece out. I strained my arm w my longest breaker bar putting all I had into it to get out the two other bolts. My arm is still wankered and at about 50% strength lol. Old age? Sheeesh. What luck but glad I made it home. When I saw what happened in my garage I was counting my blessings!
 

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Richard - that looks like a replica kit they used to make based on the old McLaren M6....pretty popular kit many, many years ago (70's/80's).

Chris - I'm not sure I'd try to have that welded.....I think I'd be looking for a replacement piece. If they do weld, can you gusset/reinforce?
 

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I was thinking it might be easy to cut off the bottom piece (it’s 0.200” thick) and weld in a new replacement 0.250” with a couple forward facing gussets yes. Granted if the bolt didnt fail i don't believe the bracket would have either.

I will be going to fastenal to see about studs!
 

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I have a small sheet metal welder (gas) but I do it poorly and it could only tack something like that. I farm out the job likely tomorrow morning swinging a good shop I know.
 
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