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Re: One valve down. Is it safe to drive ? (for a while ...).

 >        Hi all,
 >        my timing belt broke and just replaced it. The guy at the station
 >says it is driveable (for a while, untill I replace the valve).
 >        What is the net-wisdom on that ?
 >        Since this is the only car I have, I need it, even for small distance
 >(1-2 miles a day). Is it safe untill I get it back in for repair ?
 >        What am I looking at for the valve ($$) ?
 >        Oh, the car is a 5000CS turbo '86.
 >        Yes I really feel stupid for not checking earlier ...

Repair it.  The valve seat, though hard, will be damaged it you continue to 
drive it much.