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Suspected slipped cambelt - 147 1.6TS

My Dad tried to start his 147 1.6 a few days ago, but it wouldn't start. It will turn over freely, but there's no compression at all.

Obviously, that almost certainly suggests that the cambelt has slipped or snapped.

Normally I'd assume that the valves will be bent and it's almost certainly scrap. However, given that it didn't fire up at all and only turned over on the starter motor, how much damage is likely to have occured? Is it likely to be repairable without spending a fortune, or would it simply be more cost effective to buy another car?

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did he have any problems when he parked the car.

its not often you get a snap on start up. but you wont know the damage untill the head is removed but you can get a whole engine or just the heads cheap now days engines ive seen for 150 so you just talking about labour

but if you want to do it right get a good engine which still are cheap and a cam kit which i think is about 100 then the garages time which you can have a phones about then all will be back to normal.

so about 250-350 for engine + Cam Kit plus Garage costs

All spares parts for 156 and 147 being sold that i will not be using (cheap) nothing too small ask what you want , willing to post world wide Phone 07922123242 Ask for Neil and say Mark said to phone .

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It'll almost certainly be toast, depends on age and condition of the car to work out if its worth fixing it or not but its not worth stripping the engine to see what's wrong, it'll certainly have many bent valves.
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Hate to say this but ours went on starter ... Bent valves, busted guide, and 10k later, after top-end rebuild, big-end issues.

You'll probably find a 2-3 inch section of cambelt has no teeth.
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