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  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Mazda 626
  • 190,000 miles

2.0 engine jumped time is this a non free wheeling engine can I expect valve damage

Monday, January 28th, 2013 AT 7:10 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
  • Expert
  • 30,588 posts

Interference engines have very little tolerance for incorrect valve timing, I would be expecting a bent valve or two.

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Monday, January 28th, 2013 AT 7:37 AM
  • Tiny
  • rustyshackelford
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That is a non interference motor. But you still might be gambling I just put a timing belt on one and the valves did get bent. Why? I don't know? Many timing belts have been put on these motors with no problems. Its worth throwing a belt on id say rather than swapping it out

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 7:48 PM

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