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Cambelt snapped :(
« on: December 16, 2009, 01:21:49 AM »
Was driving home an hour ago and lost all power after a small bump in the engine, looked and yes it had gone :( What are the chances of the engine still being alive?
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 01:22:59 AM »
Ahh sh*t mate. That sucks... what kind of speed where you doing?? She's bound to have bent a few valves.

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 01:24:44 AM »
You will definitely have a few bent valves mate. Pay my fuel and buy me dinner + a few drinks tokens I will come and fix it for you ;)
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 01:27:32 AM »
I was doing 55 ish, cruising, poof off it went. Tbh honest i needed a new engine anyway as mine had done 156.000 and was smokey, so i might invest in a c20...
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 01:37:59 AM »
Bad luck.

The engine had done 156,000m; how long have you had it?  i.e. how many miles have you done in it?  When was the cam belt last changed?

It is recommended to change them every 36,000m (60,000km), or 48mths/2yrs.  If it was last changed before the engine had done 120,000m, it's not entirely surprising if it has now failed.

Personally I would ignore the 2yrs, although the belt could theoretically perish, but for peace of mind I prefer to have it changed at roughly every third major 9,000m service interval.

Don't forget to change the tensioner at the same time.  it may not be absolutely necessary every time you change the belt, but if it has never been changed when the belt has previously been change, it can shorten the life of the belt.

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 01:41:43 AM »
I have a spare V6 here :D

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 01:42:42 AM »
Was done when i first got the car, and done 13.000 in it since, not hard driving either, unless i was on a straight road with phil ;)

Bit late for the advice now as its well gona be fooked.

Can someone tell me, i tried to move the cams/pulleys and they were very very hard to move even with a key and metal bar to lever them, is that normal to be hard?
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 01:42:56 AM »
Yes it is 4x4, yes it is turbo and yes it is an SE2!

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 01:46:14 AM »
yup :)

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 01:47:14 AM »
How easy to put in in?
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 01:48:41 AM »
Easy if you know how :D

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 01:52:20 AM »
No chance then lol, i have a pal with a redtop and loom etc, and hes a mechanic, gonna give him a ring in the mornin and see how much...
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2009, 01:55:53 AM »
Im thinking of gettiing a redtop too

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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2009, 01:56:20 AM »
Im thinking of gettiing a redtop too

Copycat ;)
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Re: Cambelt snapped :(
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 02:00:12 AM »
Been thining about it long before your cambelt snapped boyo :P