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It really isn't a rare occurrence on a GDI motor. Due to the EPA's never ending quest to get the most MPG's out of every auto manufacturer, everyone and their mother switched to GDI. GDI is probably the worst invention ever. Spraying all that fuel directly into the block, contaminating the oil and breaking it down.
Look how bad the situation is with the Theta GDI compared to the Theta I and Theta II's. They made so many engineering mistakes because the EPA dictated that Hyundai had to up the MPG's. The Theta GDI's bearings are almost half the size of the older Theta I and II's, the rods are thinner and lighter, etc. Add GDI and it's a double whammy.
At least Hyundai did it right with the BK's 2.0T not going GDI like the Sonata, Santa Fe, etc., but then they killed it off and sold only the 3.8 V6.
You do know the 3.8's origins, it's from the Azera's, Entourage and Vera Cruz and later they modified it and put it into the Genesis Sedan. Same rods, bearings, etc. It wasn't designed to be in a performance car.
BTW, it still should be covered under the 10 year Powertrain warranty since you are the original owner. Take all the aftermarket stuff off and put the stock stuff back on and take it to the dealer.
2010 2.0T Premium 6 Speed M/T
SFR Stage 1 Tune 93 Octane
Homemade single exit exhaust
Kinugawa/Kamak (Forge) BOV and Bypassed
Megan Racing Tranny Mount
Actuator arm baseline adjustment, needed 3 whole turns
Injen Intercoolers Pipes
Turbo Boost Gauge
HID Headlight Conversion Kit
Red LEDs in Dash, Center Display, HVAC Controls, Steering Wheel Controls and Window Switches
LED Interior, Glove Box, Trunk and License Plate Lights
Spyder LED Taillights
Rear Lip Spoiler
Last edited by dagreekgencoupe; 09-07-2019 at 07:09 AM.