KIA OPTIMA TROUBLE

  • Tiny
  • Dragonmom2003
  • 2001 KIA OPTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC

I have a 2001 kia optima, something happened and broke all 16 valves and the serpentine belt not sure if the timing belt came off or what ( someone else had the car when the distruction happened) after repairing all the valves and belt we put it back together to find a crack in the exhaust manifold and the car idles very rough but through the crack in the manifold it is leaking antifreeze. We also have white smoke from the tailpipe and coolant in the oil. My husband thinks its the head gasket but I want to be sure. HELP! Is it worth fixing or should I just junk it

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Monday, July 4th, 2011 AT 2:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Rivermikerat
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Either head gasket or cracked head. And the valve destruction is timing belt.

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Monday, July 4th, 2011 AT 4:01 PM

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