When to replace TIMING CHAIN & ATF FLUID?? - Kia Forte Forum : Sedan / Koup / Forte5 Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 11-28-2010, 01:00 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default When to replace TIMING CHAIN & ATF FLUID??

I checked kiatechinfo.com for the appropriate time intervals to change the timing chain (my old car was 100k miles) and when to replace the automatic transmission fluid but it doesn't say. I've heard 60k miles for the tranny fluid from some people and 80k from others, but so far I haven't found a definitive answer...

Last edited by slimskater; 11-28-2010 at 01:02 AM.
slimskater is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 11-28-2010, 01:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bryant, AR
Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Garage
Default

timing chain is 100k. i'm not sure on tranny fluid, but 60k does't soud bad and prolly wouldn't hurt.
justinadams is offline  
#3 Old 11-28-2010, 01:33 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Any idea how much it costs to replace the timing chain? Is it going to be $1k like it was for my old VW? >(
slimskater is offline  
#4 Old 11-28-2010, 06:15 AM
Premium Member
 
crock89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: connecticut
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Actually..... its to easy to change out 1g for that little work? DIY the great thing south this is that you don't have to worry about being off timing no need to touch your cams. Take off 3 motor mounts (only the bolt) Jack up the motor there's a video around here on how to take off your belt. Once done remove that pulley its just going to be in your way if you don't remove it. Easy part with a 10mn remove the metal plate covering the chain once off you will see 2 plastic parts holding the chain tightly loosen it with a 10mm and that's it take it off put a new one on. Don't forget to lube it too. Just saying if you decide to do it at that point the concept is easy so is the hands up my hand hurt..
crock89 is offline  
#5 Old 11-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,020
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Garage
Default

You don't need to change the timing chain. It's a chain. If it was a belt it'd be 100,000KM.

The Manual states 60,000KM for Transmission fluid for extreme duty.

2010 Forte SX Sedan. Morimoto 4300K HIDs in MH1 retro'd by Under_Flip, LED interior lights, K-badges, Koup-R Strut bar, Solo Performance Catback(Long Mach QRRez), AEM Dryflow (Koup-R filter), UR Sway and rear lower bars and Tints.
Tebore is offline  
#6 Old 11-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Member
 
LeShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jonquière / Quebec / Canada / Earth
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tebore View Post
The Manual states 60,000KM for Transmission fluid for extreme duty.
When they state Extreme, it's not THAT extreme...

According to what they say, city winter driving is extreme ! But... yes... 60K km (40K miles) is the shortest.

Venez surprendre la route avec nous !

Club Forte Quebec !
http://www.klubfortequebec.com
LeShadow is offline  
#7 Old 11-30-2010, 08:52 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,020
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeShadow View Post
When they state Extreme, it's not THAT extreme...

According to what they say, city winter driving is extreme ! But... yes... 60K km (40K miles) is the shortest.
They call it extreme. We call it city driving.

I would do it 60k. I'm actually contemplating getting a non-power flush done now that I'm near 15k and going with synthetic.

2010 Forte SX Sedan. Morimoto 4300K HIDs in MH1 retro'd by Under_Flip, LED interior lights, K-badges, Koup-R Strut bar, Solo Performance Catback(Long Mach QRRez), AEM Dryflow (Koup-R filter), UR Sway and rear lower bars and Tints.
Tebore is offline  
#8 Old 11-30-2010, 08:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Matemorh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montréal, Québec
Posts: 976
Thanks: 6
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justinadams View Post
timing chain is 100k. i'm not sure on tranny fluid, but 60k does't soud bad and prolly wouldn't hurt.
You're sure about the chain???? Last I heard, chain were mantenance free!!!!

13 Veloster Turbo Boston RED
Matemorh is online now  
#9 Old 11-30-2010, 09:09 AM
Member
 
LeShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jonquière / Quebec / Canada / Earth
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

[Edit] Sorry !


Yes, u have to maintain the chain 'cause it'll stretches a bit,. resulting a loss of performances. Should be inspected at something like 150K km (100K miles)

Venez surprendre la route avec nous !

Club Forte Quebec !
http://www.klubfortequebec.com

Last edited by LeShadow; 11-30-2010 at 09:15 AM.
LeShadow is offline  
#10 Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 AM
Senior Member
 
xSilverX9x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 982
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

it's not a 90's VTEC... lol

F O R T E SEDAN LX 5-SPD Manual
2nd Gen Smithclub's
S o u t h e r n _C a l i f o r n i a
xSilverX9x is offline  
#11 Old 11-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bryant, AR
Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Garage
Default

the chain is like everything on a car. in time everything has to be repaired or replaced. the chain is good cause you don't have to replace it as often as a belt. but is still has to be replaced.
justinadams is offline  
#12 Old 12-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Junior Member
 
Chester22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mooresville,NC
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well the Chain on my 92 Caravan has 275,000 on it and still works
Chester22 is offline  
#13 Old 12-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,020
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chester22 View Post
Well the Chain on my 92 Caravan has 275,000 on it and still works
I've never heard of a chain needing replacement as part of maintenance. If it breaks sure, but that's a whole other story.

I had a Chevy Lumina with 500,000miles that never needed it's chain replaced.

2010 Forte SX Sedan. Morimoto 4300K HIDs in MH1 retro'd by Under_Flip, LED interior lights, K-badges, Koup-R Strut bar, Solo Performance Catback(Long Mach QRRez), AEM Dryflow (Koup-R filter), UR Sway and rear lower bars and Tints.
Tebore is offline  
#14 Old 12-01-2010, 10:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 349
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Chains do NOT need to be replaced - ever - as part of a Kia maintenance schedule. They are oil-jet lubricated and have an independent hydraulic tensioner on them, so that the slack from eventual stretching is eliminated.

What you DO need to do at the 96,000 Km (about 60k miles) interval is have your lash adjusters checked. Clearance between the cam and the valve is critical and the Theta (and all other chain driven Kia motors) uses solid lifters so the only adjustment is replacement.

As for transmission fluid, it'll never hurt to do it 'early' but Canadian service guide says 96,000 km standard. Earlier Kias require this at 32,000 km so this is a big savings over a while.
KiaTech is offline  
#15 Old 12-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Premium Member
 
crock89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: connecticut
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KiaTech View Post
Chains do NOT need to be replaced - ever - as part of a Kia maintenance schedule. They are oil-jet lubricated and have an independent hydraulic tensioner on them, so that the slack from eventual stretching is eliminated.

What you DO need to do at the 96,000 Km (about 60k miles) interval is have your lash adjusters checked. Clearance between the cam and the valve is critical and the Theta (and all other chain driven Kia motors) uses solid lifters so the only adjustment is replacement.

As for transmission fluid, it'll never hurt to do it 'early' but Canadian service guide says 96,000 km standard. Earlier Kias require this at 32,000 km so this is a big savings over a while.
kiatech you are a beast
crock89 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off