Difficult Timing Belt Replacement Kia Rio 1.6L or Honda Fit 1.5L

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Difficult Timing Belt Replacement Kia Rio 1.6L or Honda Fit 1.5L

Which one is the most difficult to change Kia Rio or Honda Fit?
 
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Old 01-26-14, 04:15 PM
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Honda has VTEC engines. As the result, timing belt is also operating variable valve timing unit. At least, runs through it. It is very easy to mess that up.
If Rio has same, they will be adequate. 4 bangers otherwise are quite easy to do belt. V6-s are much harder, much easier to err by a tooth. Belt is mile long.
 
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I think the Fit is a chain; that would make the argument moot.
 
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Old 01-26-14, 08:00 PM
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My bad, it's a chain. Lifetime likely then

honda fit timing belt or chain? - Honda-Tech

Rio has a belt and Mr friendly Youtube adviser

Kia Rio Timing Belt Replacement, 1.6L, I4, 16 Valve - Auto Repair Series - YouTube
 
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Old 01-27-14, 04:35 AM
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Side note on the Kia (as with belt-equipped Hondas). Gates replacement guide lists that as an interference (aka valve-bender) engine, so you want to be sure of your installation procedure.
 
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