Hi Dave, thanks fro prompt reply. I have been away, but now working on car, and am grateful for any advice.
Have pulled timing belt cover off, found belt to be still intact but frayed. ( Had garage replaced the timing belt abt 1 year ago at 55,000 miles) Inlet valve timing gear has a plate at front (all part of gear), this has sheared and about 3 inches missing. Found strips of this plate all squashed up within cover.
Undone tensioner, at the back of the tensioner, there is a locking tag, the tag facing towards the tensioner seems to be twisted a little.
Removed the belt, and found the inlet valve camshaft turning freely. No valve spring tension.
Removed the top cover to expose the camshafts.
Found all rockers under the inlet vavle camshaft were all out of thier positons, (had dropped out of their seatings)
Not sure as to how this has happened, wheather this happened at the time the engine broke down or later when attempting to start it.
In your opinion, is it wise to remove the cylinder head for examination or to refit the rockers and new timing belt and tensioner.
Look forward to your reply, thanks again.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 4:54 AM