Hyundai does not recommend an engine flush during routine service

I recently had my Hyundai Tucson services with the Hyundai authorised dealer recommending an engine flush, even prior to inspecting the vehicle. An ‘engine flush’ clears the gunk out of your engine by pouring a chemical into the engine and idling. Due to the use of chemicals, it can possibly be damaging to modern car’s engines.

I was concerned due to no mentioned of an engine flush in the Hyundai Recommended Maintenance Schedules, so I contact Hyundai directly, this was their response:

I have been in contact with our technical department both locally and overseas and they have advised that Hyundai don’t recommend an [engine] flush at service.

Remove Hyundai Tucson MP3-01 radio with removal tool

I recently upgraded my factory default radio on Hyundai Tucson 2005, radio model MP3-01, to an aftermarket head-unit with Bluetooth.

To remove the unit requires a special tool which is described as “Tool for removal of radio in Hyundai Terracan, equivalent to part 99260-426-0”. Below are details on the tool’s dimensions, I used 0.5mm aluminum which was easy to work with, but not very strong, it did the job though.

Download a printable template of the tool.