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Ok, so they replaced with a long-block, including new spark plugs. I paid for replacing the serpentine belt, and hoses. I will be picking it up soon.
 

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MO K,
Did they say what cased them to replace? Was it Oil consumption or noise or both?
How long did it take for them to agree to replace?
They did job in one day?
How much for and what hoses?
I just dropped mine off at dealer here in NJ this am.
 

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Probably posted some where in the thread, but let me mention my experience with the 2011 Optima 2.0T, 172,000 miles, I know different manufacturer. but:
Called Kia, explained oil consumption problem, no noise, car ran great and received a "claim" number.
Appt w/dealer change oil/filter.
Returned 12 days later, 730 miles, 2 qts low
Dealer called Kia, removed the valve cover, possibly to check oil seals
4 hours after I arrived at the dealership, Kia authorized replacement and rental.
8 days later, dealer called, car done, no cost.
 

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JimJeep, all - It was solely oil consumption. Over a period of about a month, I took my car in every 1k miles, they checked the loss and noted it, and they topped off the oil. After 3k miles, they put me in a rental for about a week while they ran tests and sent results to Hyundai. They received authorization to replace the engine, and did so within that week. I asked them to replace the serpentine belt and the upper and lower radiator hoses, which had been showing a good amount of wear as the car had almost 96k miles on it. They also replaced the ribbed belt (not sure what that is). It took them a day or two to put the engine in and swap out the items. I also had them make sure the new engine had spark plugs, and it did. Total cost to me was $411, and so, in essence I prepaid my 100k service tuneup at a discount.

The car seems to have more power, runs smoothly. The engine compartment looks brand new, which of course it should, but, still, it is a nice sight. I will check the oil at each gas fill-up to make sure all is well.

Attaching two invoices, and covered over technician info. for the sake of his privacy. On a sheet the dealership kept, the engine was prices at something like $5,800, so that is not shown here.

Addendum: When running from cold start, the engine doesn’t give that rhythmic rattling/ticking that characterized fresh running before, a little like a diesel engine would sound like. Nothing like that with this engine. Also, the front end seems a little lighter, with my front wheels more apt to lose a little traction at launch throughout the day. Does anyone have some thoughts on this?
 

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Recalls completed, including 953. Dealer claims not enough "noise" to decide anything yet.
Oil changed and filled. Return in 500 miles to start oil consumption test. 39 for oil change no charge for check and fill for consumption test.
 

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Addendum: When running from cold start, the engine doesn’t give that rhythmic rattling/ticking that characterized fresh running before, a little like a diesel engine would sound like. Nothing like that with this engine. Also, the front end seems a little lighter, with my front wheels more apt to lose a little traction at launch throughout the day. Does anyone have some thoughts on this?
 

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So i have a little side question from motor test.
When recalls were done I assumed that one of them was for the airbag light i have had on my dash for about a month or so. Got the car back and light is still on. Isn't there a warranty for the closckspring that may have something to do with light coming on? I did not ask dealer yet but he didn't even mention when he was trying to sell me to do an alignment, brakes......... from the free 24 point inspection blah, blah. Wondering why he didn't even mention.
Thoughts?
If this needs to be separate thread feel free to move
 

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Another non engine question now I have a weird electrical type noise coming from inside my dash since recalls done, Noise happens even when engine not running. Seems to be constant, Also interior dash lights wont dim. Would they take dash apart for recall?
 

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They must have taken the lower dash apart to do one of the recalls.
I just went out and noticed the small panel that the dimmer switch is located in was sticking out a bit. I removed the fuse panel door reached up and pushed out entire panel. The connector that should have been connected to the dimmer lever/switch was connected to the blank switch location. Attached it to the correct switch location and dimmer works just fine now. Gotta figure out this noise now, sounds like an old computer trying to boot up so to speak. Happens when engine running or not. Should be back to dealer for 500 mile Oil check #1 by end of week, early next week. I will be calling dealer tomorrow as this electrical sound scares me.
 

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Test one done, 1.5 qts and 650 miles.
As for noise, dealer was looking at me like I was insane until i made him listen to video i took on phone while it was doing it. Intermittent and did not do while in shop for test. Hasn't made noise all day so far today. Ill try to post noise video when i figure out how.
Test two will be friday AM.
 

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I noticed oil consumption right before the engine seized. I never had to do the oil consumption testing. The engine seized on me. It was towed to a local dealership. They verified the engine was seized. Hyundai asked for photos of the engine without the oil pan on. They then replaced the engine (reman long block) and paid for my rental car. Not many hoops honestly. It was pretty easy.

Ought to be interesting where this goes...
Those who received a free motor please chime in and let me know what hoops you jumped through, if any...thanks!
 
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