156 cambelt damage- is the engine for the bin
My names Rich - new on here & it makes interesting reading.
Lots of enteries about cambelts - just taken the cover off my 156 1.8TS which cut out, noticed that the tensioner had failed, cambelt was still on. When I tried turning it over just the big end was spinning round and stripping the belt teeth (i know that's bad !!). Anyway I can turn the bottom end by hand and it turns fully without any noises or sound of bent valves - is it possible that the tensioner failed but I've not clattered the valves ?
When turning it over with plugs in I get no resistance - thought I would - other than a compression test any ideas how I check if valves are bent ?