Just a quick one guys - whens it due and what else goes with it - i.e. tensioners, waterpumps the like. Also what other failures creep up with the miles - if murphwhiz or others regulary see anything let us know. cheers eco :beer:
60k miles, occasionaly find the idelr and tensioner pulleys are a bit rough, unlike vauxhall kia don't say you must replace the tensioners, which is good because they are far far from cheap!!
A complete cambelt, idler tensioner kit for a vauxhall is about £25 if you know where to go, belt alone on the Sedona is £80!!
It is a crap job :angry:
No-one actually relishes doing one!
It's mainly for access reasons, afterall a belts a belt, and it's only nuts and bolts, on the sedona it's just where they are hidden...
Tip is to remove Belt side engine mount, and the gearbox mount, to push the engine over enough to give some extra room.
I will carry out anything thats not the bare bones "stamp" for the history/warranty (i.e. brakes suspension bushes clutches pumps etc) but the "what if" factor with a cambelt means I pay someone else. However block exemption rules mean any vat registered garage can do it and keep your warranty. Mind you the sedonas not that common so a ring round the rural £30 an hour kia dealers might be in order
I didn't know any vat registered garage could undertake work and not void a vehicle warranty.
Presumably they can stamp the service book as well?
I have spoken to a couple of my local garages out of curosity about the cost of changing my Sedona cam belt, both told me to go back to Kia.
I understand your point about the " what if factor" in my case it would seem, what if I can't find someone other then Kia to do the job, I can see me having to have a go myself, still that a decision I don't have to make yet but it's nice to know how others get on.
O.K. I have the friendly vat registered "block exemption" £28 an hour garage...... I've got the gist of things but if someone can stick the factory belt instructions or diagrams to go with Murphwiz's advice it would be appreciated :liebe011: