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Camshaft/belt failure
Hi all. A friend at work here in Sweden was planning to go home in his Berlingo the other day. It wouln't start and I helped him to locate the problem: The cambelt was broken. He asked at the local garage if they could replace it (It's a 1.9 DW8 Diesel) they said they'd have to remove the cylinder head to see if the valves are still alive. I removed the rocker cover and found that the camshaft is stuck in what was once a pushrod. The pushrod has turned into a jigsaw. I was advised at a Swedish forum to just get a new camshaft and pushrods and everything would be okay again. Do you think the valves could still be in working order after a failure like this?
Sounds as if he corresponding valve has hit a piston, hence the mashed push-rod!

Cylinder head off. Pistons checked. Examine cylinder head for damage. Or buy used cylinder head.
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Thank you for the quick reply. That was exactly what I was expecting to read. Have you got any idea of where the guy who thought a new camshaft would solve the problem got that idea from? He says normally the valves survive crashing in to a piston in these engines but then the valves travel north and kill the camshaft. This sounds impossible to me.
I had a Peugeot 206 1.9 D
that snapped the camshaft when the belt broke at motorway speed.
It also wrecked 2 pistons.(the belt was less than 2 years/20,000 miles old)
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