Should I change the timing belt on my 05 aveo at 60000 miles like recommended?
Absolutely !! That motor is probably an interference motor, meaning the valves must be closed when the piston is up or they will interfere with each other and break something - or several somethings!! I have repaired cylinder heads from interference motors that had a timing belt break - it cost 3 times the rebuild cost due to the extensive damage done when the timing belt broke. It would be considerably cheaper to have the belt changed than to have the head repaired or replaced, as modern heads are thin walled - they will break before older heads would. It could also damage a piston and,as you have hypereutectic pistons balanced by weight ( must be within a couple grams of each other ) 1 piston cannot be changed - they ALL have to be changed, an expensive oops for sure!!!
Nov 18, 2010 |
2005 Chevrolet Aveo