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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    On a cold wet day it is worse.
    Yeah, luckily it not the rainy season yet.

    Will see I guess in the summer if the ABS works as it should
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    My mom has a i20 1.6, around 53k on the clock now. I love driving it, goes darn well.
    Nothing other than a blown tail lamp gone wrong on hers. (Not bad for a 2011 model I think, she has had it for 6 years now)
    She loves it, coming from Golf / Runx rx background, she won't trade the i20 for anything.
    I do also find the brakes over assisted....

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    Took a good look at the oil cap when I took it off, and I notice a bit of sludge inside the tappit cover of the engine. Even though the car has full service history.

    I would not have expected to see sludge there. I think the dealer service intervals is around 15000 kilos, but I think its just way too much for any city driving vehicle.

    Any way to get it out besides opening it up? Does engine flush additives work or cause more harm?


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    Leave it there. Just use a higher spec oil and change every 5,000km for the next 3 services. Should clear it.
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    Been thinking to do an oil change now, however the dealership (claimed) had it serviced just when I bought it, but the oil in there did not look all that clean to me for a car that was just serviced a few days before I collected it.

    I bought some IndyOil 10W40 with synthetic technology, and a proper bosch oil filter. Will do an oil change this weekend.

    But I cant see how the oil change will remove the sludge inside the tappid cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
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    I bought some IndyOil 10W40 with synthetic technology, and a proper bosch oil filter. Will do an oil change this weekend.

    But I cant see how the oil change will remove the sludge inside the tappid cover.
    It contains a detergent to clean that sludge. But if the oil is to old, there is more sludge than the detergent can handle.

    It could be fresh oil, that is now doing it's job in dissolving the sludge.
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    Did some cleaning of the intake throttle body yesterday, it was a bit gunked up.

    Was still wondering what this box like chamber thing is on the pipe that goes from the TB to the airbox, and it is connected with a 15mm or so hole and a clamp??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout_hunter View Post
    We have a 2011, 1.4 that we are about to sell with 53 000kms on the clock.

    Only thing that ever gave an issue was a sticky accelerator cable, replaced under warranty right in the early days.

    Other than that the only other things that we've replaced are brakes and tires both at about 50k kms, normal wear.

    Services are cheap as chips. Car still drives like a brand new one.
    Where do you have your i20 serviced?

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