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Damned cam belt snapped....

my cam belt has snapped at 59 000 miles, I had it booked in for changing next month how unlucky can I get....? Any idea as to a ball park figure for repair? i know its a biggie, just wondering if i need to sell the wife and cats.... wheres good to take it to in north yorkshire?
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Re: Damned cam belt snapped....

There are lots of threads on here about broken Cam-belts, thank god mine went in today and didn't break. (I was given many horror stories of them going when they are due to go in soon.)

It depends what you were doing at the time it went. If you were driving you could have damages the pistons, crank, pistons shoes(?) and defiantly the valves... so a fair bit of work...
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Re: Damned cam belt snapped....

If you don't mind taking it a bit further than North Yorkshire I've used BMC in Newton Aycliffe for loads of stuff and they are very good. BMC's number is 01325 300520 you want to be speaking to Justin

Plenty on here will vouch for his workmanship.
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Re: Damned cam belt snapped....

If your quoted over £1150 then go for a recon, at the very minimum it'll be £600 just to get it checked out and a belts/variator fitted at a decent Indy, but the higher figures are more commonly the case.
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