Last post on Dec 01, 2008 at 12:20 AM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Engine, SUV
#2 of 10 Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain? [azerafan]
Nov 28, 2008 (7:31 pm)
The 2.7 is a belt and the 3.3 is a chain.
#3 of 10 Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain? [azerafan]
Nov 29, 2008 (7:42 am)
3.3L has the timing chain, but there are also other differences, such as the 3.3L being a V6, whereas the 2.7L is a 4 cylinder. If the timing belt breaks on 2.7L, the engine is toast. At least with a chain,it minimises risk of breakage.
The mpg difference is negligible between the two engines, but the 3.3L definitely has more power and flexibility, especially if you are hauling a trailer or boat. Others have expressed they would have rather got the 3.3L V6 after the fact.
#4 of 10 Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain? [jcwsbltd]
Nov 29, 2008 (7:48 am)
The 2.7 is a V6. Santa fe specsThere is no I4 option in the current Santa Fe line. Hyundai does have some I4's but only in the Tucson CUV and their passenger car line.
#5 of 10 Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain? [tenpin288]
Nov 29, 2008 (1:38 pm)
So, then do both the 2.7 and the 3.3 engines come with a timing chain?
#6 of 10 Re: Timing Belt or Timing Chain? [azerafan]
Nov 29, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Just the 3.3. The 2.7 still uses a belt.
#7 of 10 stalling out problems.... then a hard restart
Nov 29, 2008 (5:34 pm)
2000 buick lesabre stalls out after 20 minutes of driving and driving in stop and go traffic. Car will stall out but not die out if faster speeds but the tach will die out ! Sometimes if no stall out while driving as soon as car is parked ... won't restart until 20 minutes later....any suggestions
#8 of 10 Re: stalling out problems.... then a hard restart [palmer6]
Nov 30, 2008 (9:05 am)
Yeah...trade it in on a Hyundai!
#10 of 10 Timing Belt/Chain
Dec 01, 2008 (12:20 am)
I know for sure the 2.7 is a belt. My sister has this engine in her Santa Fe, and she just replaced her timing belt. This engine is getting pretty old so I am sure they will faze it out soon with a smaller V-6 with a chain.