You have noticed the lack of of N pun themed posts in the last several weeks. That is because the trans in my car blew up.
To tell the full story you have to start at the 3k oil change I did. The oil change was normal, but i saw the equivalent of the below. A few drops of liquid on the transmission. There was no warning lights or anything, and the car was driving fine, so I figure id adress it at the first dealer provided oil change at 6k. No dipstick either.
As ive gotten more comfortable car ive been practicing accelerating and shifting. Cue me returning from my parents house, doing a 0 - 80 run to get on the highway (CT has on-ramps that just end in a stop sign then an immeadite merge on the highway. Never let anyone tell you that 0-60 isnt relevant).
I miss a shift and the engine goes to redline, then squeaks tires as i drop it into 3rd. I feel nad about this, but everything seems fine. Once on the highway a few minutes later i feel a momentary jerk and loss of power, and when i get off the highway, theres a whine in 2nd.
The next day, my second gear synchro destroys itself, and theres clearly chunks of gear that catch on other gears in the trans. I can commute but its really bad. I call Hyundai, get an apt for a week later. At thi point im convinced i blew the car up. Cue the scariest week of driving, as im constantly worried the car is gonna stall, and worse still, the dreading the shame of telling my coworkers that i blew up the trans, and the impending bill.
Cut to the drop off day, i bring it in at 7:30, and get driven the 5 min to work in a Genisis g70. About 2 pm i get the call that theres a leak from one of the axle shafts, and it was caused by a factory defective seal. I nearly cry with relief.
Turns out i have been driving for probbally a few weeks with 0 trans fluid, and the trans blew up spectacularly
They give me a ioniq plug in hybrid loaner, which ill review later
Now begins the waiting game. The dealership wont order the trans till Hyundai approves it, and this takes A MONTH. I guess theyre lucky the GR Corolla and the new type R arent out yet, because i was seriously considering lemon lawing the car, it certainly qualified.
The dealership gets the ok, and OF COURSE, the trans is back ordered. Great. Not only will ot be another month before they get it, its another week sfter that to swap them. IM GONNA MISS THE OPPO RALLY!
As it turns out, the trans come off back order a few days later and they got it in from korea a while later.
I go visit the dealership as theyre in process of swapping it.
Bloody hole where the trans goes.
Mag drain plug of the old trans.
Today i should get my car back. There doenst appear to be any recall or tsb, and Ive only seen one post on the forums about a leaky trans. Apperently, its just my luck to get the faulty trans seal.
Today i get my car back.