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Snapped cam belt....


jmattley
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The cambelt snapped yesterday on my 200tdi, i was doing about 30 at the time and stopped straight away so I didn't drive far with it broken. My question is, will it just be a case of a couple of bent push rods and dented valves or will there be much more damage done to the engine? Cheers everyone!!!

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If it was the timing (cam) belt, then you wouldn't have been able to drive any distance at all (unless it was rolling downhill) :)

No bent valves, no need to remove the head - just pushrods (about £3 each), a new belt/tensioner/idler/timing cover gasket/timing cover dust seal), and a bit of work.

Les.

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