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About Westkent

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    I40 tourer 136 auto

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  1. Max to min in 8 weeks???? That's not good aldredd, where do you wonder it goes to?. you wanna be changing your oil very frequently, I presume your oil level rises in that 8 weeks.
  2. well it could be that there is nothing actually wrong with the rear brakes. So, even if your local man doesn't have equipment required I'm sure he could diagnose at worst by just removing a wheel. Will take ten minutes at worst. and remember , if your car just passed its mot then it's not a safety issue just what dealer says is advisable. so it's not anything you need to do asap. westkent
  3. Don't know about the clutch, I've never needed one changed before though either. if your discs and pads are low I don't see how that would have any effect on a sticky hand brake. have you not got an electric handbrake? you can actually see if your pads need replacing visually with a torch . my rear pads need changing around every 50000 and I've now done 140000 and not had to replace rear discs. i can't believe there not having you over Gary.
  4. Fronts I get 25k the rears possibly 50k. you don't really wanna be paying out for new tyres until you need to. its the same with discs and pads, they always make out there on there way out with plenty of wear still there.
  5. Battery only has a 2 yr warrenty, mines on its 4th at 140.000m. last one was £130 supply and fit by main dealer. apologies indalo. ps , thought you'd of known about the 2yr warrenty ,lol
  6. Battery only has a 2 yr warrenty, mines on its 4th at 140.000m. last one was £130 supply and fit by main dealer. apologies indalo. ps , thought you'd of known about the 2yr warrenty ,lol
  7. Excuse my ignorance but, isg??????
  8. Just been quoted by my main dealer for supply & fit of a new heater matrix £1480. was told this includes 9 yes nine hours labour. Really????? matrix it's self is around £350. Indalo, I've taken on board your comments but think £6 for a bottle of radweld will be plan A.
  9. The last few weeks I've noticed a burning type smell only when air con was on. i then also noticed the coolant header tank was down by half an inch. online search pointed me in the direction of heater matrix next to the radiator. turned on air con to lowest temperature and also turned heater fan to max. couldent see any leaks but after sitting back in the driver seat realised that just above my knees were damp. So it looks like it's spraying out through front of the car grill. Genna try some rad weld at the weekend , hopefully that will be that but will report back.
  10. Thanks abbs
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  12. Now it must be said , that I never witnessed any coolant loss although I checked regularly. I was never convinced the work should of been done. has been said elsewhere that only engines manufactured in India were affected and this info shows mine manufactured in Korea which supports my suspicions. Extra information on the vehicle: Status: Maker HYUNDAI Name i40 12 (2011-2015) Production Date 20.06.2013 Body color N3S Engine # D4FDDU343524 Type production end 2015 Engine factory 084 (Ulsan (Korea)) Market (C21) UNITED KINGDOM Code KEURPDF12 (DF) Region (C51) EUROPE Transmission factory 084 Transmission # FADABS233203 Category Passenger Type production start 2011 Code WT04 Engine HX26 Paint A Options Weather Type: (3) WEATHER - THE TEMPERATE ZONE; Steering: (R) DRIVE TYPE - RHD; Body: (W5) WAGON - 5DR 5P; АCode (F) AUTO - 6 SPEED 2WD; Engine size: (1F) 1700 CC - U2; Engine (C) DOHC - TCI; Fuel: (5) DIESEL - DIESEL Type DFW51FC5F VIN KMHLC81UMDU068409 Family i40 Interior color RY
  13. Is it from a main dealer ? If so presumably it's sold as an approved used , then you have the warrenty till its 5 yrs. i spend 13 hrs a day in mine and its as comfortable as they come. If it ticks your boxes !!!!
  14. Well my 2013 plate because of the coolant lose issue had the bottom block replaced under warrenty. haveing said that I saw no evidence of any coolant lose at the time although main dealer said there was evidence of coolant in engine oil. I recieved new con rods and pistons at 30k so was kind of glad at the time.
  15. When I replaced mine there was green film that seemed to be blocking the gorz. From the fairy liquid it seemed. Only using the proper stuff from now on as I'm £50 down .