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MY TIMING BELT SNAPPED, IS IT POSSIBLE ON THIS MODEL CAR FOR THE VALVES TO BE DAMAGED? CAR MODEL: BALLADE/CIVIC 150. YEARMODEL. AUTOMATIC.

1985 Honda Other • 160,000 miles

The timing belt snapped while I was driving at approx. 40km/h. How big are the odds of damage to the valves? How do I know if the valves are damaged, if they are damaged? I'm no expert on cars and need this information so I won't be done in by the mechanic fixing the timing belt.
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Wernerbrits
August 19, 2012.




Remove the valve cover and check the valve clearances. If any clearances are excessively out of specs, the valves are damaged.

Chances are slim for them not to be damaged.

KHLow2008
Aug 19, 2012.


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