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My Two Uber Cars in the Frozen Tundra

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by MadTownUberD, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh


    Really sharp cars....love that SUV and the wheel package is sick
     
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  2. mikes424

    mikes424 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    illinois

    I drive a 2006 Sonata, 140,000 miles. Love it, car runs like new. Great heat.

    I second the motion about the thermostat. When they fail usually they fail open, not allowing the car to get to normal operating temperature.The fact that the heater blows cooler at higher speeds is an indication of it. Suggest you replace the thermostat and see what happens.
     
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  3. MadTownUberD

    MadTownUberD Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Driving:
    UberX
    That might explain why I have never gotten better than 26 or 27 miles per gallon despite having a 4-cylinder. However when I look at the temperature gauge next to the speedometer it looks like it's warm enough... Whatever that means.
     
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  4. PHXTE

    PHXTE Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    That's not all that uncommon with cars with small engines. My Civic would struggle to warm up on bitterly cold days. One insanely cold day in particular, I had to drive 30 mph the entire 40 miles to work. The car never did get up to mid range operating temp.
     
  5. Rakos

    Rakos Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberXL
    It's like the temp gauge on a woman...

    It varies widely from model to model...8>)

    Butt...you get used to it...8>O

    Rakos
     
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  6. mikes424

    mikes424 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    illinois
    Possibly. When a car is running cool or cold gas efficiency hurts.

    By the way, mine is the 3.3 6 cylinder.
     
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  7. cratter

    cratter Active Member

    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND
    Shouldn't a scan tool likely indicate the problem?

    I bought one a year ago for $20 off Amazon. Bluetooth connect it to the phone.

    Highly recommend for anyone that doesn't have one. Easily pays for itself in preventative maintenance.

    Over that time period it has shown me plenty of codes and problems without a check engine light coming on.

    Car Doc said I should be hotter heat and better mpg now.

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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
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  8. mikes424

    mikes424 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    illinois
    If there is a store similar to Autozone in your area, they will run the scan at no charge.
     
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  9. MadTownUberD

    MadTownUberD Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Driving:
    UberX
    I own a ScanGauge II that I bought back when I was into hypermiling in my 2002 Saturn SL. If there is an OBDII port on my Sonata it should work! I'll take a look.
     
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  10. cratter

    cratter Active Member

    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND
    There is a OBDII port on your Sonata, as it is newer than 1996.
     
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  11. MadTownUberD

    MadTownUberD Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yep! I checked it out after I wrote my previous reply. Can't wait to get home and hook up my scan gauge to see what goodies await me LOL.
     
  12. MadTownUberD

    MadTownUberD Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Driving:
    UberX
    Well the scan gauge didn't pick up any codes...but I may replace the thermostat anyway just to teach the kids something.

    I've gotten re-interested in using the device though! If I wrap the cable around the steering column, the display sits nicely in front of my gauge cluster. The photo doesn't do justice to how cool it looks.

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  13. cratter

    cratter Active Member

    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND
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