Quick Question about the 2008 Elanta

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by paulgyro, May 12, 2008.

  1. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Does the 2007 Elanta still use a timing chain or does it still have a

    paulgyro, May 12, 2008
  2. paulgyro

    hyundaitech Guest

    Timing belt. I believe they extended the interval to 100,000 miles, bu
    check the owner's manual to be sure
    hyundaitech, May 12, 2008
  3. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Thanks! Any 07/08 Elantra owner out here have the PDF version of the
    manual I can look at?

    paulgyro, May 12, 2008
  4. paulgyro

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Go out to the Hyundai web site and sign up, and you can download the owner's
    Mike Marlow, May 12, 2008
  5. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    I had that same idea but when I went to sign up it asked for a VIN#.
    I guess I'll look look at a dealerships website and find an Elantra

    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
  6. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    I went and registered with a VIN from a car add. Under severe
    conditions they want the Timing Belt/Idler/Tensioner replaced
    everything 60k miles or 48 months. I would find it very hard to buy a
    car that needed this done...

    I also know my Honda Odyssey has a time-belt which needs replaced here
    really soon at 60k. My 2006 Sonata has a chain from my understanding,
    what other cars have timing chains these days?
    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
  7. paulgyro

    Wayne Moses Guest

    Strangest main criterion for buying a car I ever saw ... ;-)
    Wayne Moses, May 13, 2008
  8. paulgyro

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Why not just put in the VIN number of your car?
    Mike Marlow, May 13, 2008
  9. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Well maybe I'm silly but does $500 for replacing a belt make sense?
    That what it's going to run on my Honda. Now if the Elantra doesn't
    cost that much then maybe I'll consider it. Does Toyota use belts or

    It just seems silly to have to spend the extra money on maintenance
    but there are other factors to consider of course. The Elantra gets
    a lot of praise from Consumer Reports.

    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
  10. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Because I own a Sonata, not an Elantra. I was just considering an '08
    Elantra SE and was wondering about the belt vs chain.
    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
  11. It doesn't cost $500, at most it should be ~$300. If you DIY, the belt
    is ~$50 and you can do the job in a couple of hours the first time,
    considerably faster after that.
    Brian Nystrom, May 13, 2008
  12. It will apparently accept any VIN, so what difference does it make?
    Brian Nystrom, May 13, 2008
  13. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Where I signed into Hyundai (http://www.hyundaiusa.com/owners/
    you have to add a car to your profile (VIN), once you have your
    profile setup it shows the downloads related to your car(s).

    Do you know of another place to have full access to the owners manual?

    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Are you sure you should be looking at the severe maintenance schedule?
    Typically, the way Hyundai words their maintenance schedules, few driver
    fall into the severe category
    hyundaitech, May 13, 2008
  15. paulgyro

    paulgyro Guest

    Here are the details from the manual:

    MONTHS B, C, D, E, F, G

    Here are B, C, D, E, F, G defined.

    B - Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
    C - Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt- spread
    D - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in
    very cold
    E - Driving in sandy areas
    F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 90°F (32°C)
    G - Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road

    Seeing I live in the desert southwest I sure would fall under "severe
    usage". I'd also guess that 75% of drives in the US would fall under
    this too, just a guess thou.

    paulgyro, May 13, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    The only one of these I see that would particularly apply to the deser
    southwest (keeping in mind I've never been farther west than Illinios
    would be E (Driving in sandy areas). I'd interpret this to mean tha
    there's something particularly sandy about the particular places you'r
    doing your driving, not just in the vicinity of sand.

    The high temp category also requires heavy traffic, something I wouldn'
    necessarily expect in your area
    hyundaitech, May 14, 2008
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    paulgyro Guest

    Living in the Phoenix area I experience B and F for sure. It's not
    really too sandy but very very dusty. I need to replace my air filter
    ever 10k miles or so here.

    paulgyro, May 14, 2008
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