Does the 3

Tiny
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  • 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER
  • 195,000 MILES

Does the 3.3 engine normaly bend valve when the timing belt goes or is it a none interferance engine

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 AT 1:34 PM

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Tiny
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It is listed as an interferencae motor. 100,000 miles is max for this service before it get dangerous.

Roy

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Saturday, March 30th, 2013 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Its a non-interference engine (according to Ford).

You should run a compression check on the engine once the timing belt is replaced. This will let you know if there is any valve damage (there shouldn't be any) and give a good idea of the condition of the engine.

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