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Complete Engines for Hyundai Elantra

By replacing the engine, you can continue to enjoy your Elantra sedan for many years to come.

What type of engine is in the Hyundai Elantra?

Hyundai provided a number of different choices over the years. For the first generation, it used 1.5 L, 1.6 L, or 1.8 L I4 engines. The second generation began in 1995. It continued using those sizes and added the option for a 1.5 L diesel I4. The third generation lasted from 2000 to 2006. These models came with an I4 in 1.6 L, 1.8 L, or 2.0 L versions. A 2.0 L diesel was available as well. Between 2006 and 2010, Hyundai offered the 1.6 L Gamma I4, 2.0 L Beta II I4, or 1.6 L U-Line I4 diesel. From 2010 to 2015, the diesel models were dropped. Buyers had the choice of a 1.6 L, 1.8 L, or 2.0 L I4. The turbo diesel was brought back after 2015. The current generation offers the choice of 1.6 L or 2.0 L I4s and a new, turbocharged 1.4 L that runs on regular petrol or gasoline.

How can you tell when a complete replacement is needed?

Figuring out whether your Hyundai Elantra’s engine needs just a repair or requires a complete replacement can be involved. If the vehicle is older and has a lot of miles on it, it may be time for a replacement. Here are a few common signs that you need to purchase a new motor:

  • High miles and poor performance - If your vehicle is no longer accelerating or running like it used to, it might be time for a change.
  • Burning or consuming oil quickly
  • Smoke from the exhaust system
  • Frequent overheating and smoke from under the hood
  • Knocking sounds and rough idling
How long should a Hyundai Elantra motor last?

The engine in a Hyundai Elantra sedan should last around 200,000 miles before any major problems arise. This is just an estimate. The real answer depends on a number of factors. The most important one is how well you maintain your car. If you do routine maintenance on your Hyundai Elantra, it will last much longer. Changing the oil regularly is a great way to increase the longevity of your vehicle. How you drive your car also affects its lifespan. A motor that has been driven roughly or raced will wear out faster.

How do you break-in the new replacement motor?

A lot of the breaking-in is done at the factory. Before you start the motor of the sedan for the first time, check to be sure all tolerances are tight and no leaks are present. Once you add oil, run the motor for 30 minutes to an hour through different gears and speeds. This can be done in the car or on an engine stand. After installation, you can do a few things to help increase the motor's lifespan. Here is a list of things to be careful about within the first 1,000 miles.

  • Do not accelerate to top speed.
  • Do not accelerate suddenly.
  • Avoid driving in the same high gear for long periods.