Timing Belt

Tiny
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2000 VW Jetta 1.9L TDI, 243,000 KM, AUTO, 2WD

Last week, I took my vehicle to a licensed mechanic to have my timing belt and water pump changed. Yesterday my car came to a grinding halt. Much to my suprise the belt tensored had busted and the timing belt came loose and slipped off. The mechanic is now telling me that the head needs to be rebuilt, and the lifters all need to be replaced. Has he blown my engine? Is there anything else I should have checked?
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 3:18 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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If the brakes are properly bled, Questionale? Are there any leaks? If you replaced the seals in the calipers yourself, are they the full cut or low drag? If low drag it really goes in only one way! If it's upside down you will have strange symtoms. How was the pedal prior to all the work?
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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Hi Merlin thanks for reply. System is properly bled, we even tried reverse bleeding from the longest line to the shortest line, wheel back to master cyl, even that didnt help, stayed the same, also no leaks in the system. Have been advised that it could be bad contact between discs & pads or posible bad flexable brake hoses, what is your view on these posible problems.

Thanking you
Austin (South Africa)
PS: Sorry for delay in reply.
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Your other possibilty is the calipers are on the wrong wheels. Bleeders MUST be at the top! Try clamping the hoses and see what happens, then unclamp 1 at a time, this way youll narrow down your search!
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 6:21 AM

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