[V8] bent valves and a broken timing belt :(

Scott Phillips Scottp at ippe.com
Wed Nov 11 17:22:28 PST 2009

I'd find another engine for it, re-seal it before it goes in and call it
a day; re-doing the upper end of this is a expensive venture. 

Scott P

-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Curtis Helton
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:59 PM
To: V8List Fans
Subject: [V8] bent valves and a broken timing belt :(

Not sure what happened. I'm thinking the tensioner gave away since the
was done 20k miles ago...A buddy just left, he checked it out with one
those fancy scopes.Pulled the first plug, it looked fine, got to the
plug and the piston was all the way down,valve was bent.

The car is my sons, it has 132,000 original miles. The body's
black leather seats. Heated front & back. Really nice interior. New
bose system, newer UFO's on the fronts. New brakes & rotors on the back.
tires, tint, Viper alarm,remote start.New PS pump, rebuilt rack,bomb
blah blah. The guy I bought it from bought it new.

What I'm getting at is should I rebuild the top half, or look for a used
motor?   What in your guys opinion would you do.
I don't want to stick ALOT of money in it. My buddy will do all the work
it cheap. He's a VW/AUDI tech that knows his shit.

I would like to get it fixed for him. He loves it and it's pretty safe
for a
19 year old boy.

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