XG300 - Back to Dealer

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Alan, May 29, 2009.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I was going to change the plugs, wires and plenum gasket of my 2001
    XG300 but when I saw oil on the plugs, I realized that I am in an area
    where I don't belong.

    So, this morning, I brought the car back to the dealer and asked the
    service manager to check it all out, change the plugs, etc, change the
    timing belt ($650 not bad) and he said he'd change the drive belts
    once the car is apart and there would be no installation fee, I also
    asked him to check the water pump. I think my trip back to my youth
    had to end, as glorious as it felt. Besides, my daughter is getting
    the car and I want to limit the chances of problems as she might be
    moving to Washington State with it.

    The $510 I was quoted was with changing of the plugs, wires, gasket,
    pcv valve and air filter. I couldn't find the receipt for the
    diagnostic fee until yesterday and there I saw the other two items,
    which really does bring the cost more in line. I did replace the air
    filter, with a Framm filter, that maneuver I was able to do. I could
    have probably done it all except for the leaking oil into the plug
    cylinders. www.hmaservice.com has very good information and pictures
    to let you know where things are like the pcv valve and the throttle
    body. However, the time that I was consuming on learning everything
    from scratch only to be able to change minor things, after the plugs
    and wires were replaced, was not worth the effort. Hopefully, I won't
    regret it when I get the car back.

    I do believe the plugs were Ok and were really never the problem
    directly because performance was so good, But it must have been
    coincidence that the oil got into the plug cylinders at the same time
    the battery went. The service manager at the dealer has the most
    sincere facial expressions but until I saw the oil I didn't believe
    him or thought he was just wrong. The diagnostic code was P0303 #3

    Alan, May 29, 2009
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  2. Alan

    Alan Guest

    What is a transmission Cooler? I supposedly need that for $600?

    Mine is almost all rotted out, as they say.
    Alan, May 29, 2009
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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    It is like a radiator that cools the tranny fluid. They can deteriorate
    over time but how do you know it is "almost" rotted out? Is it leaking?
    Ed Pawlowski, May 29, 2009
  4. Alan

    hyundaitech Guest

    I have never seen this. I've seen a few leak, though.

    Stuff like this occurs because mechanics cannot be bothered to
    actually tell advisers why stuff needs to be done. So the advisers
    make up some crap about why it's needed. My guess would be that it's
    hyundaitech, Jun 1, 2009
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