Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)
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Author:  Fred [ Thu May 03, 2018 12:22 pm ]
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Wiring is now completely no-go - but engine is back together except the radiator fan which wasn't working anyway.

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Author:  Fred [ Fri May 04, 2018 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

Wiring wasn't the issue, connector in the cabin was. But I went ahead and ruined it anyway, then when I came to connecting the replacement wire, I found the issue. And no sooner had I done that than I remembered realising it was in the passenger footwell about a year ago. Forgot. Ruined super fancy wiring that Presto did years ago. Fail. Laugh at my expense at one of the worst hack jobs you've ever seen, and yet, she runs again: ... 0230596608 ... 2398919680 ... 0562330626

Shame on me.

Author:  Fred [ Sun May 06, 2018 8:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

After the above, in the same clipped together condition, I took it for a decent test drive into the city with the Mrs and back again. Given the badly leaking water pump, that was the furtherest it had gone in a year or so, and also the first time anything had seen any kind of pressure as the pump was venting it efficiently. Net result, the internally corroded radiator sprung multiple leaks and was misting the air in various directions when I got home to check on it. Aside from that, it ran well. That was yesterday around noon or so.

Today was spent looking for a compatible radiator in a more modern vehicle, and retrofitting it in. Success tonight. Now it's all seeing lots of pressure that it's not seen in ages. Yet to properly test it as there was air in the system which bled out faster than water would have, but it's going to the supermarket in a while, so I'll report back after that and upload today's pictures then, too.

Wish us luck! Ultra dodgy cooling system and ultra dodgy wiring! We're gonna need it! :-D

Author:  Fred [ Wed May 16, 2018 8:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

^ so much drama. So little happened. All fine :-)

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Author:  Fred [ Sat May 19, 2018 9:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

Fueled up! 11.5 litres per 100km! Not bad :-) ... 5182725121



Author:  Fred [ Sun May 20, 2018 11:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

Flat battery and solution: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2719&p=44383#p44383
Coolant no longer water for the first time in years: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2693&p=44385#p44385

Author:  Fred [ Wed May 23, 2018 1:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fred's "Hotel Hyundai" 1988 Stellar! (3rd)

You know how I thought the engine was toast and I was thinking of replacing it and all that stuff... well, I was wrong. And happy about it.

2 years of driving it once a month or so and I'm dailying it again and start thinking and take a quick look and test and bingo, smooth running engine once again.

It's still smoky, and still drinks oil, but it's more or less okay aside from that. Hooray. ... 0414558208 ... 7322354688



Might have to fit up my 15" wheels again, I think. Don't have the funds to fit up the 16" alloys and it looked a bit wrong on them anyway.

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