Buying a car is a big budget for the majority of us, however, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your car, and for some maintenance works the bill can be quite high. It is consequently logical to ask yourself when is the best time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to describe to you when to replace the timing belt on your Kia Venga? For that, first of all, we are going to find out why it is essential to achieve this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Kia Venga , then, we are going to quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Kia Venga.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Kia Venga?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Kia Venga represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this repair, so we will quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Kia Venga’s timing belt action
The timing of a Kia Venga has an important purpose in the smooth running of your engine. In fact, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will enable the engine unit to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your vehicle travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The problem with the timing of a Kia Venga is that it is internal to the engine unit. And as a result, unlike an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually check its condition. So you might presume that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are big. If the timing of your Kia Venga breaks, you will undoubtedly have to replace the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the results are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Kia Venga?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Kia Venga? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we described earlier, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Kia Venga will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. However, look at your Kia Venga’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . Typically, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to replace the timing belt of an Kia Venga?
As the timing belt of a Kia Venga represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Unfortunately it is very difficult to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to reflect on this process, we will however quickly explain the different steps to be carried out to change this timing belt:
- Place the Kia Venga on stands, and based on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, in any other case your engine unit will break. Take out the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Take out the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Place the new water pump.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Kia Venga by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine unit is running effectively.
Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?
And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to change the timing belt of your Kia Venga . Be aware that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary a lot, but generally we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , based on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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