I have attached a pic for you........as you see the belt is driven from the bottom of the engine - the crankshaft...that drives or turns the top of the engine where the valves are.
Sometimes - not always....when the belt goes....the bottom of the engine is still moving - the pistons etc.....the top of the engine will not be out of sinc with the pistons and they could bend or brake.
So it is possible.....either which way....you may consider removing the head and having a valve job and head gasket replacement. You do have a number of miles on the vehicle....thus the timing belt broke....do this and you should be set up good for the next 100k on the main part of the motor
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 11:21 AM