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    I like how OP thought he initially resolved the problem by having his woman suffer with it. Your new Kia tech probably saved the entire relationship, he is owed a bottle of booze in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX View Post
    I like how OP thought he initially resolved the problem by having his woman suffer with it. Your new Kia tech probably saved the entire relationship, he is owed a bottle of booze in my opinion.

    LOL She wanted the car, and stepped in and took it over, when I was trying to get rid of it.
    Lots of OE upgrades and add ons.Plus a few mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    I hope his work will set a new standard for the other techs and bring up their quality of service. The GF is so happy to have her car in good running condition now. She even more happy with it, than she was when I first transferred it over to her.
    I hope you're right. Unfortunately it's just as likely the other, less-competent techs will be jealous and will try to sabotage.

    "Mediocrity hates excellence" was one of my old man's favorite sayings. Which he made up himself, BTW.
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    Unfortunately, the car gave another CEL/MIL and it went back to the dealer today. Something caused the vacuum hose going to the engine, on the replacement evap canister purge valve, to be blown off. The tech that did the repair work changed the type of clamp from a squeeze style to a regular worm drive type, or jubilee clip for those outside the US.

    The original was like this one.

    The new one looks like this.
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    Lots of OE upgrades and add ons.Plus a few mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    Unfortunately, the car gave another CEL/MIL and it went back to the dealer today. Something caused the vacuum hose going to the engine, on the replacement evap canister purge valve, to be blown off. The tech that did the repair work changed the type of clamp from a squeeze style to a regular worm drive type, or jubilee clip for those outside the US.

    The original was like this one.

    CHEAP & EASY

    The new one looks like this.
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    For want of a nail...

    Little things like that can make a big difference.
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    I will guarantee the first one was simply not put on right or a new one should of been installed, it is the correct type for that application. The second one is not.

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    Well, a week at the dealer. Another failed purge valve on the charcoal canister and a failed purge valve on the engine. For those that don't know what the purge valves do, they handle fuel vapors from the fuel tank and prevent them from escaping into the atmosphere. If one or both valves fail in the right position, the tank can turn into a vacuum chamber while the engine is running, and/or turn into a bomb when the car is sitting in the heat. What happens is the fuel pump sucks fuel out of the tank, and because the purge valve is closed, it causes the pump to strain and possibly fail. I have seen some fuel tanks implode on older vehicles. It is rare tho. If the vehicle sits in the sun or hot weather with the purge valve closed, the tank can pressurize from fumes, and explode. It's not usually a fire explosion. Normally it splits the tank's seams or blows off a fill hose. Under normal conditions, the vapors are sucked out of the tank when running, or the charcoal canister catches them when the car is parked. Here's a diagram.



    Since buying this vehicle and transferring it to my GF, the car has had right at $7,000 worth of warranty repair work, that's not including the recalls that have been done as well. This time KIA was called in on it. I had to get one of the owner's of our dealership involved. If it happens again, they will take back the car, and KIA will replace it.
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    Kia called and talk to us Friday. It seems that our car may warrant a service bulletin. They have asked that we return the car to the dealer for further inspection. I had to inform the Kia representative that we have already planned to take the car in for front suspension problems. There is a clunk under the driver's left foot pad, in the floor, when backing up and a horrible squeak in the same area when driving over uneven roads.
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