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A 2003 Rio was hauled into my father-in-law's garage yesterday with a broken timing belt at 60k. Just out of warrenty for the poor fellow. The head reveals broken and bent valves. Pistons are damaged which precludes just a head replacement.

Belt has missing teeth. Guess the scheduled belt replacement at that mileage is not at all optional or something to put off.

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nope its not thats the one draw back to having a rio, i have mine checked every time i get an oil chage
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A 2003 Rio was hauled into my father-in-law's garage yesterday with a broken timing belt at 60k. Just out of warrenty for the poor fellow. The head reveals broken and bent valves. Pistons are damaged which precludes just a head replacement.

Belt has missing teeth. Guess the scheduled belt replacement at that mileage is not at all optional or something to put off.

George in Wisconsin.
That happened to me but at 56k...

My English is bad...:cool:

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my belt jumped a few thousand km before it was due to be changed. I got lucky though, and didn't have any valve damage. The belt jumped when trying to start the car and I stopped trying immediatly after hearing something was wrong.

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The whole interference engine thing scares the piss out of me. I traded my Rio at just shy of 60K miles, so I avoided the whole mess of having it replaced, etc.
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hey wcck: quick question. what noise did you hear? recently, I have heard a funny noise "occasionally" when starting the car. a noise I have never heard another car make, and it only does it for a split second as the engine turns overthe first time. sound familiar? I am at 66000 kms and plan on replacing the belt at 70,000kms, 16000 kms early just to prevent this possible problem. thx. bm
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