Timing belt ?

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Aug 17 22:32:30 EDT 2006

> Actually, I doubt you'd hear it. The valves are pretty small, and the  
> combustion chamber is surrounded by lots of metal.

Good point...

> I've never heard reports of hearing the valves bend, and I've  
> repaired a lot of cars with bent valves. However, maybe someone who  
> actually has had it happen will chime in? Was there a noise or not?  
> The typical description I've heard is that the car just looses power.

Plus, it's not like it's going to go on for long - a few times around 
and the engine won't really be running anymore, right?

Although I guess the drivetrain will keep it spinning until the driver 
freaks out and releases the clutch or something.

Huw Powell



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