Lifter problems

John S. Lagnese jlagnese at
Wed Aug 31 17:53:24 EDT 2005

I got the car back today. The power is back and the noise is gone!!! I guess
that they didn't damage the engine. Phew, I was fairly worried. I start to
commute to school tomorrow. Its a 150 mile round trip from Biddeford, Maine
to Methuen, Mass. I'll know for sure if the noise is gone then.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John S. Lagnese" <jlagnese at>
To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:32 PM
Subject: Lifter problems

> Hi,
> Could lifters be damaged by the timing belt being off 2 teeth?
> This is the car, my 91 200QT with 59,000 miles, that had the timing belt
> changed. It had lousy power, hard to start when hot, and is now making
> lifter noises.
> I checked the timing marks myself. I set the TDC O on the flywheel and the
> timing mark on the outside of the timing belt wheel was off 2 teeth. I
> went to the garage and showed them this myself. They will take it back in
> today.
> Thanks,
> John

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