Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Kia Optima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 103000 miles
the timing belt on my car broke. The mechanic says he can only turn the engine one directions and that there are 8 bent valves. He wants $500 to repair this for me. My questions is it postibile to tell exaclly how many valves bent without taking the engine apart (he says he did this, but I do not trust him, he did not charg me anything for the diagnosis). Could it maybe be just a timing belt I have to replace or is there usually damage done when it breaks. And do you think this is a fair price (the mechanic is a friend of mine, he says the price he quoted me is really cheap--I just don't trust mechanics)
have the same problem?
Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 7:36 PM