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2005 Kia Sorento Question: i went to the Kia website, followed the instructions for reseting the timing.

 

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nutsandbolts, 3.5L V6, Neenah, WI, August 23, 2011, 21:16
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After checking and re checking and turning the motor over by hand (to make sure no valves were hitting)i put everthing back together. The vehilce ran very poorly. Thought possibly i was a tooth off so i disassembled and rechecked, everything was correct. So i took it into a repiar shop, they said that the Kia site is incorrect and that a valve hit the piston, and it would be $3000.00 to repair. Has anyone experienced this. And how can Kia's instructions be wrong? I'm at odds end as to what to do.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 23, 2011, 22:28
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    The KIA site should be the authority! Are you sure you had the cam timing marks exactly lined up. I know we work on Subarus and the 4 camshaft engine is a bear to line up. The KIA engine is an interference engine and will bend valves. I presume thy have done a cylinder leakage test to determine the a valve is actually bent.

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    nutsandbolts, August 24, 2011, 10:03
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    yes i made sure the marks were lined up, to the Kia specs, but the repair shop i took it to, told me flat out that that was wrong. And yes a compression test was done and #5 cylider has no compression.

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