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Re: Engine design

>Can anyone give a clear explanation of what happens when the timing 
>belt breaks on an interference type engine.

The belt brakes=>the cam stops rotating=>the valves hang in the random positions 
when it happens. Some of them are fully open, protruding downwards into the 
combustion chamber=>the inertia keeps the crank revolving=>the pistons go up and 
down without knowing that some of the valves got stuck open and can't get the hell 
out of the piston's way=>OUCH!!!!! You are looking into losing some serious bux!

>Also what are the advantages of this engine design?

Compact design+increased compression.
Igor Kessel
the sweetheart: 200TQ, chipped and MOMO'd through out,
in Tornado "arrest-me-officer" Red;
the ex: 5000s, the EE's nightmare
Phila PA, USA