Timing Belt Repair

Tiny
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I have a 1987 Nissan 200SX SE-V6. (3.0)

I have done alot to restore it in the last year, but I forgot to replace the timing belt and it went on me recently. I purchased a new one to put on myself, but I wanted to know what are my chances that the motor is still good or did I destroy it. Some people are telling me that some engines are "dependent", not sure what that means, but they said I may be lucky, but others are telling me that I have a "high risk motor" and I bent something in it. Any help on this situation is greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 AT 12:50 AM

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Tiny
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What you say is about right. It is an interference motor. If you cranked it a lot you may be in trouble and may have to pulled the heads. It's a 5 hour job to replace it for a tech. If you do the work yourself, and plan on forging ahead with heads if you need them, then replace the belt and see how it runs, Maybe fine, may not start or anywhere in between. You can do some testing first to help give you an idea.
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 AT 5:58 AM

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