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I went to the Kia website, followed the instructions for reseting the timing.

(2005 Kia Sorento)
in Neenah, WI on August 23, 2011
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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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.
on August 24, 2011
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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