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Ok so here is the deal, my brothers car broke a timing belt , but we were goin less than 5 miles per hour , and it miraculously still turns over but it wont start Is there still hope for it or it the motor hopeless , could we just toss a new timing belt on and go? :dunno:


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Turning it over has nothing to do with the timing belt. You may be able to replace/rebuild the head, and replace the belt, and be ok. But everytime you try to turn it over you are/may be causing more damage to the pistons.
 

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Ummm..

You have damage.
It is really that simple.
I wish I wasn't the one who had to break it to you.
Sigh...
 

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5mph doesnt mean the engine wasnt running around 1500RPM.
I hate to break it to you as well, But you better be looking for a new head, engine or both.

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mattdk318i said:
5mph doesnt mean the engine wasnt running around 1500RPM.
I hate to break it to you as well, But you better be looking for a new head, engine or both.

Matt
And if you look up you can prolly find both^^^^^

I'm getting really sick of all this
Jim Carey in dumb and dumber said:
"So you're sayin there's a chance"
crap pertaining to timing belts. If your timing belt breaks, that's it, no maybe's or there's a chance...NO. Man up and pull the head, it's the only way.
 
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