Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Kia Rio 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
My 2002 Kia Rio quit on the interstate - mechanic at the tow shop removed all plugs and claims timing belt blew and threw valves into #4 piston -plug was damaged, scope suggested valve ruined piston- implies $2500 bill to replace with used engine
Is it worth spending money further to a mechanic to confirm the damage is more than just bent/broken valves, or simpler to replace the engine and not bother with further diagnostic work?
I have seen from numerous ads and comments that timing belt problems are common with this motor after 60-80k miles.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:21 PM