Hi Hyundai experts,
I'm hoping for some solid advice here on where to proceed with my 97
In short at the moment its going through a fair bit of oil. I can tell
because it develops a light ticking sound. I check the oil, and its
very low. Fill her up, and sound is gone. I don't mind refilling the
oil every couple of months (its cheap compared to petrol) - but I want
to know if its normal or not. The car doesn't leak any oil, and doesn't
appear to visibly burn any, so should I be concerned?
The other question is what sort of effective life could be expected for
a car of this 'vintage' ? Its currently got about 150,000 on the clock,
and aside from the oil problem above, and a slightly funny oxygen
sensor, it runs just fine. Great fuel economy, has a few shakes and
rattles in it (as does just about any car from 1997 these days) and the
little thingers that stop the doors over-opening / hold them open have
rusted out on the driver side. I'm in no hurry to get rid of it, unless
its very soon going to die a horrid death. If anyone has some advice on
how long I might get out of her, it'd be good to hear.
I'm going to line up a fairly major service shortly, with the mandate
to make it good as new, and hopefully this will add a couple of years
to the useful life of this otherwise fine performer!
Hope to hear from some soon.