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yes, it is. I had to replace the engine on my last 1.5L when the belt snapped at 99K. You definately want to get the timing belt replaced at the recommended time (60K).

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Don't tell my car that! I have 168000km on the clock and no trouble yet...mind I bought it at 65000km so it may have been changed by then if I am lucky (and I'm not!). Then again I change gears at 3000rpm so it does not get stretched too often eh.

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ps So when's the next change...or do you guys get rid of your Hyundais before then?

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um, ask a dealershit, they would know. This is my first hyundai, and its a 2001 so..

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yes, it is. I had to replace the engine on my last 1.5L when the belt snapped at 99K. You definately want to get the timing belt replaced at the recommended time (60K).

trey
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Basically, an interference motor is an engine where the if the valves are down and the pistons are up, you have a couple thousand dollars of repair bills when the timing belt breaks.

In a non-interference motor, the timing belt could break and you won't touch the valves.

Treybad,

Thanks for the info. The $425 doesn't seem like that much of an expense now.

The information is much appreciated.

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