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can anyone tell me what damage is caused to the car when the cambelt goes because I have found one really cheap and was going to buy it as a project car thanks
 
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You talking a bout a TS? - valve damage inc seats (new 'used' head?) - big end shells should be replaced too, in some cases even the small end ones for starters
 
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wouldn't pay more that £150 for a knackered TS itll probably cost you about 600 to get back on the road :/
 

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I'm often tempted with what on the face of it look to be cheap/easy repair Alfa's as i've bought a good few cars back from the grave in my time and there is always a great sense of satisfaction when you hear them fire into life again. correct tools for the job are essential though.

even with correct tooling for TS cambelt etc you probably won't be able to fix a TS properly for much less than 156zoo says.

If the rest of the car was flawless and you knew it before failure then it could be a bargain, but if you're buying unknown then the trouble is that if the cambelt service was ignored then you need to ask if other areas have been neglected or on their way out (clutch/brakes/suspension etc.) without having driven it there's potentially a few other big bills laying in wait.
 
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I'm often tempted with what on the face of it look to be cheap/easy repair Alfa's as i've bought a good few cars back from the grave in my time and there is always a great sense of satisfaction when you hear them fire into life again. correct tools for the job are essential though.

even with correct tooling for TS cambelt etc you probably won't be able to fix a TS properly for much less than 156zoo says.

If the rest of the car was flawless and you knew it before failure then it could be a bargain, but if you're buying unknown then the trouble is that if the cambelt service was ignored then you need to ask if other areas have been neglected or on their way out (clutch/brakes/suspension etc.) without having driven it there's potentially a few other big bills laying in wait.
Amen to that +1
 
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