Originally Posted by Kiajet52
The dealer said it is a Non-interferance engine.
That's the answer I wanted to hear, thanks.
When all is said and done let us know.I see how confusing it is.
edited from article by Larry Carley, ImportCar, September 2001
Import interference engines include the following:
* Virtually all Acura and Honda 4-cylinder and V6 passenger car engines;
* 1994 and newer Audi 2.8L V6;
* 1998 & up Audi 1.8L;
* All BMW 2.5L and 2.7L 6-cylinder;
* All Hyundai 4-cylinder and V6 engines;
* Infiniti 3.0L V6;
* Isuzu 1.5L, 2.0L, 2.3L & 2.6L engines;
* Kia 2.0L in the Sportage,
* Mazda 2.0L in the MX-6 and 626, and the 3.0L V6 in the 929 and MPV;
* Most Mitsubishi engines, except the 1.8L, SOHC 2.0L 4-cylinder & SOHC 3.0L V6;
* All Nissan 4-cylinder and V6 engines;
* All Porsche engines;
* 1989-’94 Suzuki 1.3L DOHC;
* Toyota 1.5L Tercel engine;
* 1990-’92 Volkswagen 1.6L diesel; and
* Volvo 2.3L and 2.4L engines.
Unfortunately, the owners of many of these vehicles are totally unaware that their timing belt needs to be periodically replaced for preventive maintenance. The belt is out-of-sight and out-of-mind and, unless they read their owner’s manual (which few ever do) and see the replacement recommendation in black-and-white, they usually ignore the belt until it’s too late.
Interference engines .....
Virtually all Acura and Honda 4-cylinder and V6 passenger car engines;
Kia 2.0L "Sportage"
Mazda 2.0L in the MX-6 and 626, and the 3.0L V6 in the 929 and MPV;
Mitsubishi engines, except the 1.8L, SOHC (My Galant!) 2.0L 4-cylinder & SOHC 3.0L V6;
All Nissan 4-cylinder and V6 engines
All Porsche engines
1989-’94 Suzuki 1.3L DOHC
Toyota 1.5L Tercel
1990-’92 Volkswagen 1.6L diesel
Volvo 2.3L and 2.4L engines.
1994 and newer Audi 2.8L V6
1998 & newer Audi 1.8L
BMW 2.5L and 2.7L 6-cylinder
Hyundai 4-cylinder and V6 engines
Infiniti 3.0L V6
Isuzu 1.5L, 2.0L, 2.3L & 2.6L engines;
Gates Timing Belts
What Dayco says.
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Vehicle: 2000 – 2002 Kia Sportage
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Google this."Kia 2.0 DOHC interference engine?"
Hope its not.Just recently replaced mine to avoid it.Didn't test the theory when i had it apart.The Isuzu dealer told me the same thing about my 2.2L, but guess what it took out all 16 valves.Thats why i got right to it on my Sportage.
If you don't want to "SPIN ANYTHING" to find out why ask?
After the mechanic looks at it let us know whats really what.