Timing belt ?

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Fri Aug 18 00:29:15 EDT 2006

> If the drivetrain keeps the crank spinning, that wouldn't necessarily keep
> the valve train spinning, especially appropriately for maintaining proper
> compression for ignition, would it?

No, not at all.  All it would do is keep sending the pistons up to hit 
any remaining shrapnel in their way.

>>>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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