Problem: Thttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_would_cause_the_speedometer_of_your_2001_Kia_Sephia_to_waver_without_loss_of_power_from_your_speed_of_70kph_down_to_40kph_and_back_and_forth_for_a_short_time Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.Apparently this is a common complaint. We are having the same issue and we've had this repaired over four times - two of those times the repair was done at the dealership. It didn't matter the speedometer started acting out after 3 - 5 days, the very same result I got when I repaired the vehicle with the same exact parts - the only difference was when I repaired it the cost was about $100 in parts but when the dealer did the repairs it cost over $600 and then another $137 after the dealership tried to repair it again. One other difference is that after the dealership initially "fixed the car" the interior lights started shorting out. I advise you to complain to the BBB on line. Even if it was a dealership sale or private - it matters and the number of BBB complaints make a huge difference to KIA (no matter if you see it or not). Lets hope all goes well and we as a group get everything sorted out. My dealership is:Save your money and find a reputable dealership that warranties their workmanship.
~THE FOLLOWING IS A VERY - VERY BAD FIX!
Save your money and skip the dealer. This problem is
with your Speed Sensor. It is a common Sephia malady
and can be easily replaced. If you have a junkyard nearby,
I would suggest getting one there. BAD IDEA!Getting the "speedometer sensor" -BOTH OF THEM, replaced isn't the answer.I just talked to the LizareService Manager "MIKE" and he says"that they may have to do an OVERLAYof the electrical to the "electrical cluster"for $400 - $500 more dollars.I'm not sure who originally had this issuebut for some reason Mike gave me theimpression he thinks it was me...I'd like you to call him at 458-7550 andclarify it so that he knows it wasn'tmy original on line statement.I thank you for your input AND HELP!*PERSONALLY~I'm suspicious that Lizare had a Tech.that had a complete electrical cluster readyto repair your car but over time got rid of itbecause you never returned... All I know isthat I have paid the identical prices you haveand Mike claims I'm the only one with this issue!So PLEASE call him and make him aware of yourname and the reason why you posted it.*MIKE SAID "I HAD THE ONLY KIA SEPHIAEVER WITH THAT PROBLEM AT HIS SERVICECENTER" But when I talked with Mike inthe inception of this problem he stated"It's a common problem"*Oh the tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive**And by the way Mike.... my daughter's car is a1999 KIA Sephia... Not a 2001 as it is stated in theoriginal Internet complaint.
Thanks - Russ
******Post Script: Our vehicle is currently at Lazare Lincoln Mercury 144 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205. And frankly
speaking I'm going to give them a chance before I remove the car based ON their warranty. That's an honorable approach &
FAIR! It works both ways in this virtual & real world. Did you give them the option of honoring their warranty?
It has been almost 2 weeks since the vehicle was taken in at Lizare.
Mike said he has tried to call Kia and see if there is a known problem
& a better resolve for it but hasn't been able to contact them!
Mike gave me the following number toKIA Corporate: 800-333-4542
I called and after a few minutes of holding, I got through to a
Apparently they are going to contact the dealer and discuss
the repair warranty and relevant issues & then get back to
me... Let's see what becomes of this action....
70kph is 43.50mph.
70kph = 43.496 miles per hour.
70kph = 43.5mph
A very fast dromaeosaurid, a top speed of 70kph is not hard for it. (59 mph).
The standard speed limit for built-up areas is 60kph (37mph), outside built-up areas 90kph (55mph) and 100kph (62mph) on motorways (Brest-Moscow). Visiting motorists who have held a driving licence for less than two years must not exceed 70kph (43mph).
it has a governor or rev limiter which is there so you don't blow the engine up and the minibike is probably topped out on top speed at 70 anyways
it depends on what u want is it speed or what? a 250 isnt super fast and will top out at about 60-70kph i would go for a raptor but dont get into mud u wont get out its not 4x4 is chain driven if u want 4x4 get a 450 kodiak or 350 kodiak about the same speed but with 4x4
Under the Motor vehicle act- Mini choppers are considered illegal- however, not sure what is defined as a mini-chopper - if its the size of a pocket bike then definitely illegal. If its big enough to be considered a scooter, it may be licensed as an Low Speed motorcycle (LSM) which has certain restrictions, such as 49cc or less, does not go faster than 70kph. You do not need an MC license for an LSM but you do need some kind of drivers license, preferably a class 5, although you may be able to drive with a class 7.
No. Velocity is speed (distance per unit of time) and in a given direction. Velocity has a vector associated with it. It has directionality. Any acceleration that changes the direction in which a body is moving will alter its velocity. A car going around a curve is experiencing lateral force and is moving sideways while moving forward. The net motion puts the vehicle through an arc. With no change of pressure on the accelerator pedal and no brake, the speed is constant, but the velocity of the car, the speed with (and) the direction vector of the car, will change. It may seem like a minor "technical" thing, but as the concepts are worked with, they become clear and "lock in" for easy application in the future. Speed if defined as the distance travelled divided by the time traveled. i.e If you walk 12 kilometer in three hours, your speed is 4 kilometers per hour.Acceleration is a change in speed. i.e 70kph to 80kph.Velocity not only tell us the speed but the direction also. i.e 125kph by NNE
This switch changes the behaviour of the automatic transmission; in the Power position, the transmission will shift up and down at higher engine speeds. In the comfort position, the upshift points will be limited, i.e. at Wide Open Throttle the shifts will not be at maximum engine RPM as they will be in Power position. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to drive on a highway at approximately 45MPH (70KPH) and force a kickdown (press the gas pedal to the floor). In Comfort mode, the transmission will shift down into third gear from fourth; in Power mode it will shift down into second gear. The difference is very noticeable. From 1991 onwards, the switch connection at the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) was hardwired in Power mode - no switch.
You should be able to get between 60 and 70mph with no problem at all. Go to youtube and look up box stock preperation. I did it to an engine I am using in a motorcycle (6.5hp Greyound from Harbor Tool and Freight) with just a clutch it manages about 55mph and with a Comet TAV transmission I get 78mphA 6.5 go cart motor can go approximately 45 miles per hour with the right running gear. Most of these engines go in smaller carts which go between 20 and 30 miles per hour.I have a 6.5 go-cart and it dos 70kph but it all depends on your gears and tire sizeHorse power is not an indication of speed.The speed of any vehicle depends on a variety of factors.What medium through which it is moving. (Air, water, land, space)The power of the engine.The weight of the vehicle.The streamlining.The gear ratios. (If any)The efficiency of the system.80 kmph
This really depends on several factors. 1. What are the conditions that the car is being driven in? If it is extreamly hot or dusty or if it is mainly stop and go short trip driving then the oin needs to be changed more often than if the conditions are less severe. 2. What kind of oil are you using? If you are using a regular petroleum based oil then it won't last as long as if you were using a synthetic or a synthetic blend oil. So if you are driving under harsh conditions, mostly stop and go short trips change it most frequently, 3000km sounds better than longer. If you are driving in less harsh conditions, mainly longer trips 30 minutes or more at a continuous speed over 70kph and you are using a synthetic oil you could go as long as 12000km before changing it. You also need to keep track of how much oil your car is using, if it seems to burn a lot (more than 1 quart every month) then you have a more worn motor and you need to keep checking the oil so you don't burn the motor up from lack of oil. Also every new quart you put in is changing 1/5th of the oil in your motor. Remember oil is meant to help protect your car's motor, use the best you can afford and change it as often as you need to, based on the conditions of your driving, and your car's engine will last as long as possible. Respectfully, Charlie (p.s. I hope this helped, it is not an easy black or white question, use your own common sense to arrive at the best answer for you and your car.)