Last post on Feb 07, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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#7 of 10 valve job on 2006 sportage
Nov 24, 2009 (12:52 am)
My son and I changed the timing belt on my '06 sportage and apparently damaged one or more of the valves in the process. Engine now shudders when idling and check engine light is on. Also, engine smoke in engine compartment. Any suggestions?
#8 of 10 Re: valve job on 2006 sportage [rickj3]
Nov 27, 2009 (1:24 pm)
Here is a web link that gave me lots of help with the timing, Im not familiar with an 06 but you make get some results here,,www.kiatechinfo.com , and http://www.headsonly.com if you need a new cylinder head..Very cheap and they pay the frieght.
Nov 28, 2009 (8:06 pm)
Hi! I have a '97 Kia Sportage. My problem is, the fuel consumption is very high. My friends suggested that I change the engine with a surplus diesel engine. Do you think it's a good idea? Changing engine is a common practice in my country, and I am not really sure if that will solve the problem. Has anybody done it before? Any suggestion how to optimize fuel consumption on my original KIA engine, besides those that we usually do like checking tire pressure, etc. Tnx.
#10 of 10 2001 kia sportage cracked head
Feb 07, 2011 (12:39 pm)
Hi i was told i had blown my head gasket and cracked the head. the head apparently is too bad to fix. Now i am able to get another engine that has a 3mth warantee on it and 104ks on it. What do i need to look out for or ask about this new motor before i buy it? I had had problems with over heating so i replaced the thermostat but that didnt make a difference. Then thats when my gasket blew...milky oil and water spitting up from radiator. I need my car back for work . its been off the road now for 5 weeks and i am hiring a car so i need to get this fixed asap. So can anyone tell me what i need to ask this bloke about the engine he is going to sell me $1500 (Aud). I also am going to buy a new clutch fan. Originally my car would strat to over heat on small trips so i thought the thermostat was going...hence i replaced it. Then i was told the clutch fan needed to be replace..but before i could do that the gasket blew. In start stop situations it would overheat badly. Even stopping at say 3 stops ...al short trips it would boil so badly i could poach an agg. But the water/coolant would still be in the radiator full. Once cooled it was ok again. But as i said i now have a cracked head. So ur advice on what to ask about before i buy this new engine would be so appreciated. I am a single mum who works her butt off and need to watch my dollars and cant afford to be ripped off.