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Timing belt broke are the valves bent? driving it at the time it broke

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  • mistie_ellin May 06, 2010

    does it mean that the engine is shot or can it be repaired husband stranded in wyoming. he was driving when the timing belt broke. hasn't got to look yet.i wanted to know if it was a for gone conclusion that the valves are bent

  • justin smits May 11, 2010

    yes this engine is listed by alldata as an inference engine. (an engine that will have damage if loss of engine timing)

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Yes this is and interference engine and will be damaged if you were driving when the belt broke more than likely.

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  • justin smits May 06, 2010

    Yes it can be fixed. The cost is going to be the problem. THe cylinder head will have to removed and valves replaced. There also may be some damage to the pistons.

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Is this an interferance engine? that means that when the belt brakes the pistons and the valves will make contact and damage will be done. check with a dealer parts department they may tell you. Not all engines are. if so you will have bent valves and possible damage to the valve seats and maybe even a broken piston. follow up after you get some info and would like to help. good luck

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This is an interference engine on the 2001 Kia Rio with the 1.5L (1493 cc) In-Line 4-Cylinder.
With regrets...the Valves are bent.
Sorry...

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  • Patrick Rayome May 06, 2010

    Kia is currently having a huge sale. I say that sincerely, in that the repairs on a 2001 model may be better suited towards the purchase of a new vehicle. I understand though if that is not in your budget.

    You are looking at a minimum of Valve Replacement.

    I would strongly recommend (based upon experience) you replace the heads. IF you do decide that, Rebuilt Heads are available, are reliable and a lot cheaper versus buying brand new heads.

    When the heads are removed a determination can be made regarding the pistons and cylinders. If the pistons and cylinders are damaged: I recommend a compete engine replacement. Again most Rebuilt engines are cheaper and very reliable when purchased from a reliable vendor.



    Sorry you are having to deal with this, I know all too well the stress...

  • Patrick Rayome May 06, 2010

    Clarification: I refer to "Heads" in my comment. Your vehicle only has one Head. I was using it in a general term and do not want to confuse you.

  • Patrick Rayome May 07, 2010

    Just checking in to find out how things are going.

    Did you decide to just repair the vehicle?

    Let me know if there is anything I can help you or your husband with regarding the vehicle. You can contact me on this original Post in the Comments Section.

    Sincerely;

    Pat

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yes..you will have a broke valve...so you are looking at a head job....if you wanna make sure..replace the timing belt and check for compression...if there are no or low compression than you need a head job...but if you have a good compression that you lucky...all you have to do is start it up...good luck

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