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2004 Kia Optima V6 timing belt

My dad just bought a new Sonata with the 4 cylinder. He said he couldn't find anything in the owners manual about the timing belt and we were wondering if that was an interference engine. I went to the Gates site and determined that it was not. I then decided to look about my 2004 V6 Optima and sure enough, it IS an interference engine. I have recently done my 60K maintanance and my book said nothing about replacing the timing belt. I now have 72K on it and decided to get it changed.
I dropped by the place I have my work done to make sure they could do this and the owner said they could, but being Saturday he couldn't give me a firm estimate because he would need to get prices from the dealer on Monday. But he said it would be in the $300-400 range and would include changing two seals and the water pump. I went online and NAPA shows the belt for $83 and the pump for $70. That sounded reasonable to me. I have had nothing but good experiences with this shop both on prices and workmanship, so I plan to give them the go ahead. Can anyone think of anything I am missing that I should check out first?

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