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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 AM
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Is the 2001 X5 4.4L engine a valve / piston "interference" engine?

Hello,

I might buy an inop X5 for a reasonable price that has a completely ruined timing chain....off the cam sprocket....even broke the valve cover.....

Before I completely write off the engine and shop for a good used one, I thought I would see if the 4.4 can survive a "completely" off the sprocket jump by the timing chain.

Have the pistons kissed the valves goodnight? or is there a chance of reviving the motor with new timing components?

Anyone have any experience with this situation?

Thank you in advance for any input!

JH
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You can always fix it with enough money. Yes they can kiss.
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