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#70 of 128 Re: Turbo question(s)... [kreuzer]
Jan 22, 2013 (2:42 pm)
I’ll give you my take/opinion on the turbo, I was interested in the Santa Fe Sport 2.0 turbo. After test driving it I enjoyed the power but there was a acceleration lag low rpm’s. I started to research the turbo forums and found a lot of people having problems after 70k miles, the turbo gets hot and warps/burns out. I know Hyundai brags about their turbo being intercooled but they still get hot as hell. I have a cousin that builds & drive sprint cars so I put the question to him & his response was “stay away from the turbo if you are going to keep if for more than 50k miles there’s just more crap to go wrong, stick with the v6 it will last 3 times longer than the 4cyl”.
I’ve had my 2013 Sorento EX V6 for 15 days now, put 2,000 miles on it, getting 23mpg according to my calculator not the cars mpg readout. Just love the ride and it will smoke the turbo in the quarter mile. (kind of). Good luck with your decision, you might want to wait for the Santa Fe 7 seater to roll out next month. It will give you the option of the 3.3 v6 also the 5 seater Sports should be on sale during the 7 seater roll out. I couldn't wait for the seven seater and definitely did not want a 4 banger so I dropped the c ash on the Sorento
#71 of 128 Re: Real World MPS [kdconod]
Jan 23, 2013 (8:24 am)
Actually the ECO mode on the 2013 SF does affect the engine (well not directly but indirectly). It decreases throttle response, changes transmission shift points etc. It is actually quite noticeable on the highway and in the city. And the ECO light stays on permanently when you have ECO turned on.
#72 of 128 Re: Turbo question(s)... [flatontop]
Jan 23, 2013 (8:58 am)
Thanks for your opinion/input. My brother bought a '12 Santa Fe with the V6 and said, too, that he wouldn't buy a turbo 4 cly. Thanks again!
#73 of 128 Re: Turbo question(s)... [kreuzer]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 23, 2013 (10:20 am)
I read this from one of our auto editors - not Hyundai specific but his comments may help shed some light:
"If you've got the luxury of allowing a turbo engine to idle for a bit before shutting down, almost always a good idea.
But one additonal factor: a number of newer engines with electrically-driven water pumps can continue to run the water pump to cool the turbo(s) even if you shut off the engine. BMW, for one, uses electrically-driven water pumps on most of its mainstream turbo engines.
Finally, Ford also had addressed this longstanding concern about turbocharged engines. The well-known Ecoboost engines don't have electrically-driven water pumps (yet), but here's some detail, direct from Ford's press material, that I remembered from the Ecoboost launch.
"The EcoBoost turbocharger system is engineered for long-term reliability, incorporating water cooling to protect the internal turbo bearings in the high-temperature operating environment. The water cooling system prevents the phenomenon known as oil coking, in which oil in previous-generation turbo bearings would bake and solidify, causing premature bearing failures.
The EcoBoost engine’s turbo water cooling even works after the engine is switched off. The water cooling system is engineered to allow a process called reverse siphoning to take place. When the engine is switched off, the water pump ceases operation. The coolant in the extremely hot turbo boils and fresh coolant floods in behind it. This process continues until temperatures reduce, providing sustained, key-off protection for the turbo bearings."
Maybe a Hyundai fan can weigh in on any similar tech.
#74 of 128 Re: Turbo question(s)... [steve_]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 23, 2013 (12:26 pm)
And a bit more. Another editor says "There is no reason to idle a modern turbocharged car before shutdown, and certainly not for five minutes. Water-cooled turbos and more robust oil formulations have made the decades-ago issue of 'coking' a thing, well, of the past."
Turbocharger Technology Gives New Cars More MPG
#75 of 128 Re: 13 SF [mike159]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:34 am)
Speaking of the Hyundai 2.0 Turbo, does anyone know whether the turbo is included in Hyundai's 100K drivetrain warranty? I just heard of a Kia horror story where the timing belt broke at 70K and parent Hyundai would not cover it as part of the 100K drivetrain warranty. seems like the timing belt and the turbo should be part of drivetrain. Any insight?
I am considering a 2013 Santa Fe bt if the turbo is not covered, I'll stay away.
#76 of 128 Re: 13 SF [megabrooke1]
Feb 11, 2013 (6:24 pm)
It uses a timing chain rather than a belt. The turbo is covered under the powertrain warranty as well as the intercooler.
Found the turbo warranty in the manual. In Canada we only get 5 years 100,000KM on those.
#77 of 128 2013 Santa Fe Daytime Running Lights
Feb 19, 2013 (4:19 pm)
I just purchased a 2013 Santa Fe Sport. The daytime running lights are not on, I asked the salesman and he said he didn't know - they should be on. He'll find out. Never did. Am I missing something? Don't see anything in the book. How do I get the DRLs on?
#78 of 128 Re: Turbo question(s)... [flatontop]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:33 pm)
I'm not positive but I recall "intercooling" takes place after the turbo charger so no effect on turbo temp. Air gets compressed/ heated then cooled then to intake...as I recall from my Isuzu diesel turbo (not truly intercooled) days.
#79 of 128 Re: Wind noise front driver/pass [mike159]
Mar 06, 2013 (9:34 am)
Hi! Did you get it fixed? I have the same problem!