Does A Kia Optima Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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    Kia Optima Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    The 2.4L 4 cylinder Kia Optima engine from 2008 to 2020 has a timing chain and is interference while from 2001 to 2007 it has a timing belt and is also interference.

    The 2.7L V6 Kia Optima engine from 2002 to 2010 has a timing belt and is interference.

    The 2.0L Turbocharged 4 cylinder Kia Optima engine from 2011 to 2020 has a timing chain and is interference.

    The 1.6L Turbocharged 4 cylinder Kia Optima engine from 2016 to 2020 has a timing chain and is interference.

    The 2.5L V6 Kia Optima engine from 2001 has a timing belt and is interference.

    Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
    Kia Optima 2008 to 2020 2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference Amazon
    2016 to 2020 1.6L Turbo 4 Cyl. timing chain interference Amazon
    2011 to 2020 2.0L Turbo 4 Cyl. timing chain interference Amazon
    2001 to 2007 2.4L 4 Cyl. timing belt interference Amazon
    2002 to 2010 2.7L V6 timing belt interference Amazon
    2001 2.5L V6 timing belt interference Amazon

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    Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

    2020 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2020 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    1.6L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2019 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2019 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    1.6L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2018 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2018 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    1.6L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2017 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2017 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    1.6L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2016 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2016 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    1.6L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2015 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2015 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2014 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2014 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2013 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2013 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2012 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2012 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2011 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2011 Kia Optima engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2010 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2010 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    2009 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2009 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    2008 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2008 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    2007 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2007 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2007 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2006 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2006 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2006 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2005 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2005 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2005 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2004 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2004 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2004 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2003 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2003 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2003 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2002 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.7L 2002 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.7L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2002 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

    2001 Kia Optima - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2001 Kia Optima engine has a timing belt and the 2.4L has a timing chain. Both are interference

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.5L V6 timing belt interference 60k Amazon

    Note: The 2001 Optima 2.4L 4 cylinder engines also have a balance shaft belt that needs to be changed at the same interval as the timing belt.

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