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62,000 miles Do I need to replace the timing belt

Hey guys, I have 62,000 miles (99,000km) on my2011 Elantra touring already.
The service interval for the timing belt claims it should be replaced at 60,000 miles. Does anybody have this kind on mileage on their car yet?
Is Hyundai's timing belt really that poorly made, that I need to replace it already or is Hyundai being over cautious?? Do you think I put off doing this until around 90,000 miles in reality?
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There is no belt - it is a chain.
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Oops. Upon further review, the 2011 touring model does have a belt. Other Elantra are timing chain.

Hard to understand why Hyundai kept that old technology so long.

They say 60K. But 90K seems more common. If you have no oil leaks up high and good maintenance, you should be OK. But do an inspection now for sure.
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The 60k interval is surprising to hear since my Focus was 120k. How does the belt look and feel? On a car this age I would expect the belt to be in good shape so I would probably stretch the interval and watch the belt. One other thing to consider. Does this car have interference engine? I don't know the answer but that knowledge will help your decision making process.

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Oops. Upon further review, the 2011 touring model does have a belt. Other Elantra are timing chain.

Hard to understand why Hyundai kept that old technology so long.

They say 60K. But 90K seems more common. If you have no oil leaks up high and good maintenance, you should be OK. But do an inspection now for sure.
Yes, this engine is old technology. It's a carry over engine from the Kia line.
Anyway, I can't do an inspection on the timing belt unless I dismantle part of the motor...the timing belt is sealed inside a housing.
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The 60k interval is surprising to hear since my Focus was 120k. How does the belt look and feel? On a car this age I would expect the belt to be in good shape so I would probably stretch the interval and watch the belt. One other thing to consider. Does this car have interference engine? I don't know the answer but that knowledge will help your decision making process.

I think at this point I am going to stretch the interval.
But I REALLY would like to know if this is an interference engine. Because if it is, then I really need to get that belt checked! I don't want to replace values etc. if the belt snaps.
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Yes, this engine is old technology. It's a carry over engine from the Kia line.
Anyway, I can't do an inspection on the timing belt unless I dismantle part of the motor...the timing belt is sealed inside a housing.
I checked the service manual. Looks quite easy to inspect. Just remove the valve cover and then upper timing cover.

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Not on the interference list here:

Timing Belts: Is Your Engine an Interference Engine?

I make no claims for the accuracy of this list, but it appears interference designs were abandoned in the mid 1990's.

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The interval is always 60,000 with Hyundai's engines that have a belt. You can risk it, but wouldn't you rather change it and not have to worry about it? If it's like the Delta engine in my Tiburon you could be looking at a new engine if the belt goes prematurely. Why risk it if you ask me?
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YES it is an INTERFERENCE engine.

Please make the correct and sensible decision to replace the belt as recommended by Hyundai!

I have had to repair quite few where the customer has not followed the recommendation and the belt has snapped. looking at the condition is not good enough..
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