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Bottom end related problems

Hi guys

Starting to get concerned now

Just had Head rebuid due to belt failure (at considerable cost)
and keep reading about the possibility of big end bearing failure due to piston valve contact.

How likely is this??

My car is a 10v 2.4 jtd

Someone please give me some good news for a change the car is a constant headache.
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Re: Bottom end related problems

The belt went on the 147 1.6 TS. Cost 1700 to fix - usual bent valves.

That was 18 months ago - no problems whatsoever since.

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The Twinsparks are known for this but no idea about point worrying about it...just drive

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Re: Bottom end related problems

I would have thought it depends on how fast the engine was turning when the belt went. Obviously the faster it is spinning the more force the piston will hit the valves. I have owned a couple of TS cars that have had belt failures and they have been ok, I think its just a case of luck..
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