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Old 30 Sep 2009, 09:01 am
Juan Juan is offline
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im sorry to say the mechanic may be right. those are symptoms of the timing belt snapping. the reason why you would need a new head is because you might have bent some valves. the timing belt turns both the crankshaft and the camshaft/s to keep your pistons, intake and exhaust valves working together to make the engine run. when you turn off the engine some valves stay open. with no timing belt in place when you tried to turn on the engine the crankshaft turned but the the camshaft/s stayed in place, so some of those pistons smashed the valves that stayed open. this is why you would have to replace the head. hope this helps.
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