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Greetings Volvo experts.... I have a chance to pick up a 93 850 for a great price. The problem is the timing belt has broken..... the gal told me that she was backing out of the garage and suddenly heard a flapping noise. The engine then quit. A mechanic freind pulled the dist. cap and varified that the rotor was not turning. Question: is there a possibility that no valve damage was done because of the low rpm the engine was supposidly turning while backing out of the garage ? Is there any way to check for damage without pulling off the head ? Has anyone been lucky out there ? I need to act fast on this one because the gal wants the car gone and I can get it for cheap. Low mileage southern car,with minor cosmetic flaws. The gal also said that she didn't hear any metalic noises coming from the engine compartment when this happend.<p> Hoping for a miriacle,<br> economyjim
 

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Re: 850gl timing belt issue (economyjim)

I'd run, not walk, away from this deal.<p>The only way to really know is to replace belt first and do a compression test on each cylinder. Belt breakage during low RPM doesn't guarantee no damage. Just one slightly bent valve is all it takes to have a bad running engine with no compression in cylinder.<p>On the other hand, if you are willing to take this risk and replace belt to find out, it's your money. Be prepared to junk it or replace the engine with a used one for $1000 or so. Would it be worth it?<p>regards,<br>MAJ
 

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Re: 850gl timing belt issue (economyjim)

the head will have to be removed and damaged assessed by a mechanic. the price of a remanned head may be more than the value. can you get it for fee <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 850gl timing belt issue (economyjim)

This car is worth <B>-0</B> $$
 

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