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I have an unwell S reg 136k 156 2.5 V6, which I need advice on.

3 miles from home I lost power and limped back at 30mph.

The car sounded like a tractor.

The AA diagnosed a collapsed cam belt tensioner and said that I would not know if the engine had been damaged unless I had this repaired and the cams retuned/realigned.

They said that this would cost several hundred pounds and the engine it might well turn out that the engine may not be viable to repair.

I love the car, but as it cost 1,750, I am reluctant to spend money if the engine is not repairable.

Does anyone have experience of this and have a feel for the chances of my engine being damaged beyond viable repair after 3 miles with dodgy cambelt?

How much would you expect the cam belt tensioner repair to cost?

How much might it cost to have an engine rebuild or a reconditioned engine fitted?

I hope I can save my much loved 156


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