Originally posted by nadh@Oct 8 2004, 06:09 AM
Does anyone know when is about the right time to change timing belt. A mechanic recommended to change it after 60,000 kms. I think it's a bit too early compares to other type of cars.
Anyone can share his/her experience???
Originally posted by gordo@Oct 11 2004, 12:52 AM
I can't say from direct experience as the Marix is not sold in North America but 60,000 does seem a bit early.
A quick search of the net does not seem to indicate that the Matrix is prone to early timing belt failure. 80-90,000 would be a more likley time to look at for most vehicles. Have you asked a dealer?
Originally posted by nadh@Oct 11 2004, 01:34 AM
Authorized Hyundai Mechanic advised me to change it as early as 60,000 kms. he mentioned that there was a case of timimng belt failure at 65,000 kms before. I'm a bit skeptical about that.
Originally posted by plxmmk@Oct 12 2004, 10:08 AM
Ok...from my experience with so many cars..not only hyundai....I am sure that
60 000 KM is early...
The time that it is a must to change it is 100 000KMs.
BUT , to be safe and avoid all the mess... do it every 80 000KMs
Do not forget, this depends on you driving style... I mean if you are a heavy driver, speeding too much,, accelerating very fast,, and using your car 2fast 2 fuerous,,,then you have to change it on 60 000KMs...
But normal driver..80 000 is very safe.
I....considering myself as a bad driver with 140KMs speed everyday. change the timing belt every 90 000KMs in my XG30, and also in all my old cars.
Wish you all the best.
Originally posted by cherry@Oct 29 2004, 06:39 AM
And thanks god you're not in Singapore! Max speed limit is 90km/hr.
Furthermore, you will lose your driving licence after caught for speeding twice.
I was caught once for travelling at 90km on a 60km/hr road !!! :angry:
Originally posted by cherry@Oct 29 2004, 04:41 PM
Singaporean, take note not to speed along Lornie to upper thomson road.