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#1 Bigh47

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:36 PM

Is there any way to check for any damage after cam belt failed at about 40 mph or will it definitely not be damaged?

Not really worthwhile to repair if it’s more than a cam belt, I thought I could check before getting car to repair garage.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:26 PM

Just check the plastic timing belt covers haven't been split by the belt flailing round.

Otherwise given engine is non-interference other damage unlikely.

Do fit a new water-pump and valve cover gasket whilst you're at it.

Finally just make sure all the old belt is out and hasn't shredded i.e check its length against against a new one.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Volumex that sounds like very good advice. Not sure if we are keeping it, hopefully we will get a replcement. 


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 02:00 PM

Literally throw another belt on and off you go.
Fit a new waterpump as good measure.
Wont cost more than 250 for a garage to do
Non interference engine so no damage will have been done
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:32 PM

Literally throw another belt on and off you go.
Fit a new waterpump as good measure.
Wont cost more than 250 for a garage to do
Non interference engine so no damage will have been done


did this a few weeks ago on a friends early 1.6 Eunos, easy & cheap repair that cost ~ 5 hours work including cleaning parts & cam oilseal replacement (common leak)

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