I’m thinking of buying a 2009 Kia Picanto 1.1 with 66,000 miles on the clock, but know nothing about them. Can you tell me if there is a cambelt or timing chain on the car? If it has a cambelt, at what mileage should it be changed and is it an easy job? Is there a manual available? John
The Picanto 1.1 diesel has a timing chain, so no replacement schedule is set. The petrol version requires a timing belt change at 60,000 miles or 72 months. The book time for replacing the belt on the petrol model is 1.6hrs, or 1.8hrs if the car has air-conditioning.
Haynes publish a basic servicing guide for the 1.1 petrol – you can view it here: