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I have a kia 2003 sorento. I had an oil change at 60,000. My water pump locked up, the vehicle jumped time and bent the valves on the engine. Is this expensive to fix? , are the parts expensive? (my mechanic wants $1400) will this be honored by the 100,000 power train warranty. I just paid $1279 for the above mentioned repairs. I cant afford this.

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  • albert33d Oct 16, 2010


    I don't understand the latter part of your solution. I am the only owner. Yes the car is 7 years old, but I maintained it as scheduled.



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Head gasket set (diesel) complete 90euros valves 22 euros each and about 2 days work plus cost of belt 45 euros ,so its not an expensive job but i did do a diesel version no petrols around here .as for warranty i do think you can kiss your you know what for this though ,come on its 7 yrs old and could have been clocked 3 times at least by now with dodgy owners and motor traders

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    Colin Stickland Oct 16, 2010

    well normally a 7 yr old vehicle could have had at least 3 owners and often the first owner is a company with their own workshops and when they sell the reps cars they clock them ,then the secondhand car dealers who buy a vehicle in auction clock them as well .Fact of life and its very difficult to stop in the first 3/4 years because no check is kept till it has its first mechanical inspection then a one every year



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