Technical 125td cam belt

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Technical 125td cam belt

buelligan

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Hi,

On my way home tonight my cam belt snapped:cry:, is this usually catastrophic?

I was travelling down a muddy lane on the brakes, as I let off the brakes it felt like the ABS cut in once then no power! I dipped the clutch and stopped. Before I could think of the cam belt I turned the ignition key, the engine turned but obviously no ignition. From what I remember, there were no funny mechanical noises.

Could I be lucky and have no bent valves or does that never happen with this engine?

Thoughts please,

Gareth.
 

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Oh dear oh dear. Sounds bad. Are you sure it was the cam belt? Have you had the cover off to check?

If it was the cam belt then yes - it's usually catostrophic.
 
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buelligan

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Yes, definately the belt, I looked behind the cover and spotted the frayed edge of the belt(n)

Any idea on how expensive this is going to be?

Cheers,
Gareth
 

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The 125td is a 5 cylinder? With the extra width it makes the job harder for garages. You are looking at hundreds of pounds, possibly upto £1500 if the head needs removing, bent valves replacing and re-assembly.

I'm afraid its either find new car or really learn to love your Marea time :(
 
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