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Posted by News on August 12, 2009, 5:35 pm
 


That is being naive!!! :)  When do break they can ruin an engine.


Posted by Bruce Richmond on August 12, 2009, 6:41 pm
 

Again you provide bogus info.  Most engines with timing belts are non-
interference engines.  Nothing gets hurt when the belt breaks, it just
stops.  I have replaced three timing belts on my own vehicles.  None
of them required any repairs other than the belt which cost about
$0.  I thought you wrote elsewhere that you have worked on engines.
Hope it hasn't been on anyone elses.

Posted by user on August 12, 2009, 7:18 pm
 Bruce Richmond wrote:

Not true:

http://www.galsonauto.com/mc/timebelts.html

Posted by News on August 12, 2009, 7:20 pm
 

Again you provide bogus info.  Most engines with timing belts are non-
interference engines.
<<

Most is the word.  Many will have the valves hit the piston.


Posted by clare on August 13, 2009, 4:36 am
 On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:41:05 -0700 (PDT), Bruce Richmond


It depends on the manufacturer and the vintage of the engine. MANY
earlier belt drive engines WERE interference engines. Some still are.
Ford Zetec can bend valves when the belt lets go, even though it is
"officially" a non interference engine.

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