Kia Ceed diesel - cam belt or chain?

Does my 2017 Kia Ceed diesel have a timing chain? Does it use additives to keep the soot particulates down? Does it need regular longer runs to keep any soot catalyst from blocking up?

Asked on 30 August 2022 by abermad

Answered by Dan Powell
1.6 diesel uses a timing chain. It also has a DPF, which needs at least 15 miles (per trip) to reach optimum operating temperature and burn off the boot. As a result, the car will need regular runs of 15 miles or more to prevent the DPF from clogging up.

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