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Old 01-05-17, 01:53 AM   #1
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Post Cambelt snapped while i was driving on first gear

Hey everyone, yesterday I was making my way to friends as I was to change to second gear my cambelt snapped. Are back you think the damage are? keeping in mind that service was done when the car had 52k miles and the miles are 60k miles.

please me help what should I do with the car?
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It depends how fast you were driving and how long you kept going after the failure. Worst case you engine is scrap and will need to be replaced. However, you might be lucky and only need a new belt. I would suggest the top end of the engine needs to be removed to assess the damage properly
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It's entirely down to luck - you can be doing 15mph and end up with more damage than someone else travelling at 50mph.

You need to have the engine inspected before making a decision.

It could be something relatively straightforward like rocker.
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What engine? How old?
That's very early at 60k too.
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Makes sod all difference if you were doing 5 mph or 105 mph timing belt failure causes damage simple as that i have personally holed a piston starting a car valve head snapped clean off and the sharp end went right through the head of the piston this was only with the power of the starter motor.

I have also seen belts fail at 70mph on the motorway do NO DAMAGE its all down to luck and this nonsense about interference or non interference engines is just rubbish ALL engines can do damage some people are simply lucky while others are not

If its a petrol engine you will have bent valves

if its diesel you WONT have bent valves but will have broken rockers this is down to design differences the valves get pushed straight up in a diesel in a petrol the valves get hit at an angle.
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