I've got a TS 1.6 a couple of months ago and after 60 thousand miles the water pump disintegrated last week. The ngine dropped all the coolant but the timing belt didn't snap. It did melt its way through the cover as it was pulled over the edge of the cams, but never actually came off so I'm hopeful that the valves and pistons didn't actually meet.
I've fitted a new pump, timing belt, tensioner, idler, using the cam locks and finding TDC, but the blessed thing won't start. There isn't any obvious noise (I imagine broken and bent valves are noisy) and the engine seems to almost fire, but then doesn't quite manage it. I would welcome any suggestions.
If the head needs to come off, well the head needs to come off, but if there's something obvious I've overlooked I would prefer to try that first.