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Bent Valves

>> Fingers crossed, gentlemen.
>fingers crossed that I can just pull the head and have a valve job!  Any
>opinions?  Is there likely to be damage to the pistons, conn rods,
>bottom end from a situation where the engine was slowing to idle when
>the belt broke?  The engine has about 130K miles on it otherwise ...
>Thanks for the thoughts!
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)
BTDT - I had two bent valves when that happened to my 87 Coupe GT. There
were a couple of minor dings in the top of the pistons and I just cleaned
them up, put it back together and it has run for 25,000 miles so far. I
would not expect any rod or bottom end damage from a little valve interence.
I might be concerned why the belt failed after only 10,000 miles.

R. Cummings