Hi there. My little Focus suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago. The break down mechanic said that the timing belt had gone. After getting the car home I examined the timing belt myself and it was fine. A little worn but still holding strong and so were the tensioners.
The problems was when I tried removed the spark-plugs. The plug that was in cylinder 1 had a bent head. Looking through the hole I could see an impact mark on the piston head and a small disc like object next to it, (a valve head). The timing belt has not gone so how could this have happened. The other cylinders seem fine as well. Also, is she repairable?
Its a Petrol 1.8 16v Zetec
Thank you for any advice you can offer
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 AT 3:48 PM