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timing belt failed

Hi There,

Timing belt went yesterday and I was wondering if 147 1.6 t-spark is an interference engine? Initial feedback from mechanic (I haven't used before) is that "head gone" and cost to fix around eur1000. Was backing out of driveway when it happened - literally traveled 2 meters and dead.

Not really petrol head so would appreciate some feedback on what questions to ask mechanic.

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You could be lucky....fingers crossed

When it failed did you try to turn the engine over again...if so how many times ?

Hopefully not at all...the more turnovers the worse the damage,i'm led to believe.
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It wont matter what rpm - if the belt has failed there will be bent valves etc.

Your mechanic should be able to fit a second hand head cheaper than getting yours rebuilt.
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yeah turned it over a few times.
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Thanks, in Sligo. Does eur1000 seem ok for recon head plus fitting of new belt?
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probably cheaper to source and fit a whole engine
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1000 is maybe a little steep, depends on the rebuild cost of the head, but I would be insisting on new water pump, belts and idlers with receipts/boxes to show.

Fitting a salvage engine may come in around the same price but you'd have to do the belts anyway. And then it's always an anxious moment when you start it up for the first time and see if the engine is any good!
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147's are coming up as cheap as 156's thesedays, buy a pup with a decent lump take what you need and sit on the rest of the parts you can pull off the donor car. It'll be a slow process but eventually you'll get your stake back.

thats what I keep telling our lass anyway
 
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cheers guys. i'll keep you posted!
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