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147 Cam Belt

The cam belt has just broken on my 147 2.0 (02 reg, 58,000 miles) - is this likely to have damaged the engine internals or can i just change the belt?? any ideas?
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Re: 147 Cam Belt

you will have bent a few if not all the valves

timing belt and tensioners should be changed every 3 years or 36000 miles
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Re: 147 Cam Belt

Hi, welcome to the forum

Sorry to say that you are more than likely to have a number of bent valves, it will need an entire top end rebuild, and depending on the RPM the belt snapped at dont rule out a bottom end overhaul either. The belt should be done ever 36K miles, had it been done ?

Sorry to be bearer of bad news But stick with it, they are very forgivable cars when they are back on the road
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Re: 147 Cam Belt

You're very unlucky there. I (inadvisably) ran my belt for 66,000 miles before it was replaced, but the advice on this forum suggests it should be changed at 36,000.

A pricey repair job, I'm afraid, but hope you're back on the road soon
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Hi, and hard luck.. When was the belt changed last ?
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Re: 147 Cam Belt

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Hi, and hard luck.. When was the belt changed last ?
If it snapped when the 147 is 4 years old and ran 58k miles, I would say it was never changed.
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