Join Date: Jan 2007
Drives: 2006 Kia Sedona EX
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Yes, it is an interference engine. I was just reading this week an article on kiatechinfo.com, which is free for anyone to register, that clarified almost all of Kia's engines, including the 3.5L 6 cylinder, are interference designs. If I find the article, I will post the number here in this thread.
We just replaced the timing belt last week on a 2002 Sedona EX. Cost was $344.95 plus tax which was quite reasonable. The other dealer in our area wanted $453.
I always decide what service *I* want performed. Paying for the '60k service' is a recipe for paying too much.
For $680 plus tax on our 2002 Sedona EX, we recently did the following:
* timing belt
*fuel system service (injectors, throttle body, etc)
*tune-up (new spark plugs, etc)
This seemed like a pretty good price to me. The other local dealer wanted $360 to change the spark plugs!
Last edited by bluedevils; 01-31-2007 at 09:21 AM.