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Re: Timing belt breakage

>Did they change the engine from 86 to 87?  The belt snapped on my 86 at 80k
>miles and I needed eight new valves.  Nothing trick on the engine, all

My belt broke at about 140k miles ('86 5000 CS T). No valves or anything was
hurt. These days I had sent a message to this list, and the decision was that
this was not an interference engine.
Have you considered the fact that the guy might have just overcharged you ?

>My advice to anyone with this engine: don't mess with the timing belt.
Now I know ...