2000 Volvo S40 towing

Tiny
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  • 2000 VOLVO S40
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
Got a broken timing belt in the car. Had to tow it back home and used tow strap to pull it home. I've heard that the car could end up with tranny problems from the tow. Any truth to thet and if so, what kind of fun might I be looking forward to?
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 8:00 PM

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Tiny
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I wouldn't worry about that. Your real problem is how fast were you going when the belt broke? At minimum it looks like you are going to need new valves.
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 3:51 AM
Tiny
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Had valves done only had to replace 4. Have a buddy that knows some one so I saved a few bucks there.
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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That was pretty fast? So then you are done then? If you installed a new belt and replaced the bent valves then all should be good.
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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Valves took just over a week including the machine work. Spent about 350 for valves machine work. Don't have a lot of free time to work on car. I have 2 jobs that keep my free time to a minimum but still plugging along.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Found the best deal on head bolts at napa. Couldn't find any better deals even online
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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So know you need to put it back together? Do you have the cam lock tool to lock the cams in place to set up the cvvt hub?
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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My brothr has the tools needed I think. I have to work this weekend so nothing is going to happen till the following weekend. I'll ask him about the locking tool before he comes out again. If he has it great if not i'm sure he can borrow it from someone at his work place. Thanks for all your help. You folks are a big help. I'll keep you posted on my progress
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. Also tell your brother to get the butterflies as well to push down the cam cover in place.
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 10:44 PM

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