HyundaiTech said: "As a side note, I find it odd that your timing belt
broke without some other cause. This is very odd on this engine in this
Since you are the "expert" on Hyundai's, I am loathe to argue with you. And
on Hyundai's, particularly this one, you may very well be right.
But, on many other engines with timing belts, I have seen them break
FREQUENTLY at about that age and usage.
My first experience with a timing belt was a broken one at 57,000 miles and
less than three years old on a Pontiac manufactured by former Korean
automaker Daewoo. Thankfully, that engine was non-interference and simple
to put on a different one.
Recently, I bought at 2002 Elantra with about 72,000 miles on it. I was so
paranoid about the timing belt, I wouldn't even let it leave the dealership
until they put a new one on it.
This gentleman's misfortune should be a good swift kick to all of us to pay
attention to these in our cars that have them, especially if they are