I've had the same problem with the wrong belt being supplied there is a company from North london selling or were selling belts on EBay who were selling the same belt for the Sedona from 99 -2006 told them it was wrong info but still kept selling them . it appears to be the diffence in width and 151 or 152 teethstevegx said:Hi. I purchased a timing belt kit with the tensioners ect... new for £151.49 from BLUE PRINT. They do not sell to punters so see if your mechanic or 'shop' can order one. The part number for my 2001 Sedona 2.9 Diesel Manual 2001 (Y) is ADGo7343. My mechanic ordered through General Traffic..01254 233445. DO NOT BUY OFF DIRECT SUPPLIES,CAR BITZ as I have had difficulty with the wrong belt kit and no refund.
Hope helps...oh Thhe £151.49 INCLUDES VAT.
Steve G Blackpool
The belt kit has the belt and 4 o5 other tessioners and idle tessioners. The VAT is £25.00 too.timtheenchanteruk said:cheers, I have a couple of mechanic friends who will probably order one for me for a pint, would get them to do it for me as well, seeing as it looks to be a pig o a job, but funds wont stretch that far.
what do you get in the kit? never had an engine this big, last car I did was a citroen ZX, that had the belt, idler and tensioner, and was still only £65 for the kit.
But Kia dont make most of the parts on the car such as filter/belts plugs etc, they have to buy them in from some where. Seem to remember reading a while ago that someone bought an oil filter from Kia and when the box was opened it had another makers name on it. Also used to work for Massey Ferguson parts, they had a section of the warehouse set apart for taking parts out of very large boxes and repacking them in their own boxes and adding large percentages onto them for the privalage , who knows if the "OE part" you bought this month is the same as the "OE part " you bought beforesuttonseven said:All parts are made to a standard but who knows what that standard is. The manufacturers of the part may say they meet OE requirements but we can only take their word for it. E-Bay is full of conterfeit parts, getting your money back is no good if the part fails and you perrish in an accident caused by the failure.
I have used Continental and Gates timing belts on the race car with no problems but I can see the difference between a pattern part and a genuine one, for the extra £20 I would buy genuine everytime.
Tried NGK sparkplus on the race engine once, the plugs caps would not fit correctly, with Motorcraft ones no problem.
Parts are usually cheap and on E-Bay for a very good reason.
Its not just the tractor company that does this, most companies buy in bulk and repackage in their own packageing. The problem with OE parts are that normally you can buy the same part made by the same company that provides the "OE" parts to the car manufactuer for 50 to 66% cheaper from my local trade spares retailer than from the main dealer. Car/Bike/Lorry/washing machine etc all bang on large increases to parts they supply as this is where they make the large percentage of their profitssuttonseven said:Totally agree that manufacturers don't make many parts of their cars but the manufacturer sets the standards that the supplier has to meet and regular quality checks are made to ensure that they are met. Or at least they should be, maybe Massey Furguson have(or had)a different approach.
Needed an oil pump several years ago when rebuilding an engine, Ford had them on backorder. Out of necessity bought an "OE" quality one from a national supplier of repute, it was branded Autopumps and Isaved myself about £20. All was fine for about 2 years and then the pressure relief valve stuck, blew the oil out of the engine and at 7500rpm that did not take long and the crank and other parts were wrecked. Rebuild cost me over £2000.