Living la vida loca!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: Timing Belts gone _HELP!!
I'll let you know how I get on anyway, The garage has it just now and He's giving me a ring with a quote later on
I seriously would not repair that engine. Even if it is only valves etc, the impact of the pistons against the valves transmits all the way through the engine and more than likely will have damaged the bottom end. The crank will give out maybe after a few thousand miles. Too risky IMO. I've had timing slip on me in a V6, I had the option of swapping out the top end from a second engine I had hanging around saving lots of money. Decided to swap out entire engine in the end and did another 50k kms trouble free before selling it on. Still going strong today I believe.
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.