Upgrade opportunity if you're near Milton Keynes. A fellow there wants to unload a 1.9TD without avarice.
04-10-2013, 06:07 AM
(This post was last modified: 04-10-2013, 06:07 AM by Lighty.)
If you ever get a shredded belt on a 1.9 the best advice is to NOT START THE CAR!
I see this happen quite often with the DW8 engine, the auxiliary belt tensioner wears, and runs the belt of the edge of the pulleys and cuts a sliver off, which can easily go inside the timing belt cover and hey presto, knackered engine.
Best advice would be to cut the belt off, and drive for a short time without power steering or battery chagrin, but at least the engine will survive.
If your engine did start on the last occasion, the car may just need a new timing belt, it may have just jumped 2 teeth, which you can just about get away with.
Then the reason for the auxiliary belt failure needs to be addressed .
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well so far the mechanic has told me that part of the fan belt wrapped its way around the timing belt, he's not sure how as there is a cover over it. He's bought a new timing belt along with the fan belt and I'll find out tomorrow if engine has been damaged. I asked if the worst came to the worst would I need a new engine? And he said something along the lines of that I'd just need new pistons and the head skimmed.
Anyone guess how much this would be?
It could be enough to exceed the value of your vehicle depending on its age and who does the work.
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When the belts break, or the timing jumps a lot, on this engine, the contact between piston and valves causes the camshaft to snap due to the force that the valves are pushed up with, and the relative brittleness of the camshaft. This in turn destroys the camshaft journals bolted onto the head.
I have on many occasions successfully repaired them by replacing the camshaft and the journals, with no other work besides adjusting the valve clearances and fitting a new belt. It's definitely worth a try before removing the head.
If the camshaft is in one piece in your engine, it will almost certainly be ok.[/i]
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