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My dad is going to be giving me his old 2008 Rondo EX with just shy of 240000 kms and the 4 cylinder engine. I've just got a few questions/concerns that I've already searched for but couldn't find decent answers.

1: Operating temperature. I've got a Bluetooth obd2 dongle plugged in and Torque running to keep an eye on things, and I've noticed it seems to run at 204.8 Fahrenheit pretty consistently, of course with small variations due to road conditions. Coolant level is good and looks clean, radiator and a/c isn't plugged up with dirt or damaged and the hoses appear to be in good condition. Is this temperature normal? Years of driving old beaters with aluminum heads and iron blocks have made me uneasy when I see temps that high

2: Slight shift flare. Neither my dad or I have been able to replicate the exact conditions that cause this, but there seems to be an occasional shift flare between 2nd and 3rd. The transmission otherwise shifts fine and the fluid was changed roughly 3 months ago.

3: How much similarity does the 2.4 Theta in the Rondo have to the 2.4 World Gas Engine used in various Dodge/Jeep products? A few years ago I had a 2007 Jeep compass with a 2.4 in it. Worst. Car. Ever. I honestly believe every single electronic system on that thing aside from the seat heaters and the stereo were nonfunctional. The intake manifold runners were stuck, the oil pressure sensor was dead, the alternator one-way clutch was bad, ABS/stability control/rollover mitigation was dead, CVT didn't shift right, AWD didn't work right, etc. I dearly hope the electrics on this Rondo are much more reliable than that P.O.S. Jeep 😄

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1. I think normal temperature is about 187 F.

2. Kia belongs to korean Hyundai concern, nothing in common with FCA Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.
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I wish I could be more precise but 204F does not seem excessive to me, especially since many thermostats are set to open at 195F.

Reliability of the 2.4 Theta seems to be excellent if maintained properly. Recently I met a guy who bought a three year old rental in 2011 (a 2008 2.4 cylinder Rondo with 50,000 miles ) he currently had 260,000 trouble free miles. I asked him about the fuel pump, alternator, water pump, transmission, etc. .....he said it’s all original parts, all he did was routine maintenance.

P.S.......Just curious if your Rondo is still all original parts ?
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I wish I could be more precise but 204F does not seem excessive to me, especially since many thermostats are set to open at 195F.

Reliability of the 2.4 Theta seems to be excellent if maintained properly. Recently I met a guy who bought a three year old rental in 2011 (a 2008 2.4 cylinder Rondo with 50,000 miles ) he currently had 260,000 trouble free miles. I asked him about the fuel pump, alternator, water pump, transmission, etc. .....he said itís all original parts, all he did was routine maintenance.

P.S.......Just curious if your Rondo is still all original parts ?

AFAIK, it's all stock. Good to know about the temperature.

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