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advice on 2.4 JTD please

Hi , I have bought a non- runner 51 plate 156 2.4 JTD from the auction, I see it has a broken timing belt and I have read on the forums here that the rockers are ''sacrificial'' to try and save the valves. My main question is can I try and do the repair with the head still on the car if the valves are bouncing ok when struck with a hammer or is it a removal of cylinder head from the get-go in order. I would also appreciate help locating 2nd hand parts and if some kind soul would tell me where the timing marks are located.
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only 20v and 16v engines have rockers, so if yours is a 10v expect serious damage. the timing marks are on the wheels, and align with marks on the belt
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Thank you cuore mine is a 10v, when you say serious damage do you mean valves and guides or even more than that?
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head and cam can get damaged
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Thanks STU. I have waited before starting to strip the engine to try and source another head from somewhere but no luck up to now, any suggestions or offers of head will be gratefully received.
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Just go along the lines of repairing the head. The chances are it will only need new valves. Yes guides can get broken and yes cams can get damaged, but usually, new valves and seals will be the order of the day. Only one way to find out, get the head off!!
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Thanks Mitch , I have finally had time to get the head off now. The damage seems to be have caused by the woodruff key breaking up on the camshaft pulley. I have sent the head to a engineering shop in Edinburgh and await what they have to say regarding guides. Up to now the stripping down has been very straight forward and easier to do than the peugeot 406 diesel I was doing last week.
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Good luck with it mate, keep us informed of progress
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Sorry I took so long to get back , the valves and guides were all damaged and had to be replaced due to the bolt coming loose on the cam sprocket, I have had them all done in an engine shop in edinburgh at a cost of 350 quid, car up and running now and ready for sale with a new MOT,
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Well done, glad you got it sorted.
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