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The later CF4 have stronger rockers and thinner valve stems so it is much easier for the valves damage to occur, why Alfa would do that I don't know

So yes not so "sacrificial"

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So the OP's garage may be right in saying more extensive damage may have occured with his CF4 engine. What a nightmare
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Thanks for the comment. I've been busy at work today buit will try and call tomorrow.
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All,

Thought I would update on my GT engine.

I spoke to Ned at AutoLusso and he was very helpful, though as I am in Scotland it is a bit far to his repair centre.

I had a couple of pointers in this forum to try McLennans in Edinburgh and so I got my car over to them, as my local were still looking for a new engine!

Stewart at McLennans has been very helpful and the prognosis appears to be that every single rocker has broken, but all the valves appear to be ok. So although my GT engine is a newer one it still didn't totally break!

The initial problem does seem to be a water pump failure causing the timing belt to go. So everyone make sure you change these after 4 years at the latest!!
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