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#425 of 465 Re: 2007 Azera Engine Seal Leak [somer1000]
Jan 19, 2011 (2:29 pm)
My 2006 has just over 10100 miles on it and i too have a bit of a leak from the top of the engine. I figured that Hyundai would weasel their way out of replacing it under warranty (leak started around the 80k mark). So...instead, I'll just have it replaced when I get the spark plugs done since the have to take apart the top part of the engine while doing so.
Seals and gaskets sort of do the same thing, but the seal is used to "seal" fluids in or out. Gaskets are more for keeping metal from rubbing by allowing for expansion and contraction as it's porous. Funny how both are wear and tear items, but one they'll replace while the other the won't.
#426 of 465 Re: 2007 Azera Engine Seal Leak [allmet33]
Jan 20, 2011 (3:41 am)
" Weasel " is a great choice of words. It would appear that the Hyundai warranty is merely a marketing tool and has very little substance. My 4 year old Azera doesn't have a lot of miles, but they have denied a couple of my warranty claims - chipped steering wheel and a plastic cover under the car. A fabulous car, but the long warranty is a joke.
#427 of 465 Chippee steering wheel
Jan 20, 2011 (9:44 am)
I got them to cover that but only after filing a dispute with the agency that regulates them. As soon as I filed the papers , they called. Look in your manual and you will see who to contact.
#428 of 465 Re: 2007 Azera Engine Seal Leak [somer1000]
Jan 20, 2011 (2:19 pm)
Seal replacement is not too expensive..problem is getting to it...have to remove the intake, etc.....I don't know where the seal is located on the Azera engine, but if it is "up front" it may not be too bad...check with an independent shop for an price..Allmet, where is the main seal located??? Is your leak the seal or valve cover gaskets??? probably either way the intake will have to come off.....
#429 of 465 What repair issues are likely between 60k and 100k?
Feb 16, 2011 (12:06 pm)
approaching 48k and really have not had much go wrong other than some seals which were replaced under warranty.
This car seems to eat tires. MY BFG's with 22k on them are starting to get noisy. If they last till 30k, I will be lucky. Plus they have a 60k warranty.I do not drive agressively.
#430 of 465 Re: What repair issues are likely between 60k and 100k? [oskidunker1]
Feb 22, 2011 (7:49 am)
Are you running V-rated tires or H-rated tires? That could be a difference maker as V-rated usually are a bit softer than H and don't last as long. Then again, it could just be the compound they are made of.
Feb 23, 2011 (10:49 am)
I have an Azera that I don't drive much....What is the recommedation for "dry starts".....1 or 2 times/week; once /month; 2X/month???? I am under the assumption that once the engine reaches operating temp, the contaminates in the oil are cooked away???? Everyone says that dry starts are harmful to the engine I agree, but if you drive a care every other day, you are subjecting it to 3-5 dry starts/week......my main purpose is to minimize dry starts and keep the oil contaminate free......opine
#432 of 465 Re: maintenance [jamazera]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 23, 2011 (11:11 am)
It's not so much the dry starts, it's the dry starts combined with not driving the car up to operating temperature. I'd say that if you don't intend to drive it, don't start it up---just keep a battery tender on it.
#433 of 465 Re: maintenance [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 23, 2011 (3:32 pm)
I keep a battery tender on it, and also run the car up to operating temp.
#434 of 465 Re: maintenance [jamazera]
Feb 26, 2011 (2:47 am)
I have a 12 year old Mustang Cobra that I garage for 4-5 months every year. A fresh oil change with Mobil1 and 45lbs in the tires is all I ever do to prepare it for storage.
I start it every 6-8 weeks and let it idle for at least 30 minutes. I have never used a fuel stabilizer or a battery charger. The car has 26K miles on it and has no problems and the original battery! The engine is DOHC, aluminum block and heads - the same construction as the Azera motor...Richard