Cambelt snapped

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Thetwisted
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Re: Cambelt snapped

#16 Post by Thetwisted » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:12 am

Wow, thanks for all the advise and info.

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Re: Cambelt snapped

#17 Post by itcaptainslow » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:59 pm

I reckon for the cost of a belt kit, it’s got to be worth putting it back together and see if it has compression, and then will run. Nothing really to lose!
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Re: Cambelt snapped

#18 Post by The Origina lNom » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:32 pm

Can you do a static Compression test to tell you if valve is bent. Use a spanner to turn the engine ?

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Re: Cambelt snapped

#19 Post by richard moss » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm

I think you'd need the engine running faster than that to build compression, even on a healthy engine
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Re: Cambelt snapped

#20 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm

You could always try turning the engine over via the crank pully bolt through 720 degrees and test whether anything is butting up against a piston crown?

That's the lowest cost option assuming you own a basic tool kit?
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Re: Cambelt snapped

#21 Post by kevinwillis » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:36 am

The cam belt snapped on my 1992 416 SLI at 70 last January. New cam belt on and all was good!

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Re: Cambelt snapped

#22 Post by Thetwisted » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:33 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
You could always try turning the engine over via the crank pully bolt through 720 degrees and test whether anything is butting up against a piston crown?

That's the lowest cost option assuming you own a basic tool kit?
We done that, it seemed to spin freely, a glimmer of hope.

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Re: Cambelt snapped

#23 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Thetwisted wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:33 am
Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
You could always try turning the engine over via the crank pully bolt through 720 degrees and test whether anything is butting up against a piston crown?

That's the lowest cost option assuming you own a basic tool kit?
We done that, it seemed to spin freely, a glimmer of hope.
Looks like you might have had a narrow escape, hopefully.
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