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Author Topic:   2.3 timing belt
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted October 10, 2003 11:19 PM  
just wanderin if the timin belt gos out on a rock stock 2.3 think its an 87 model will it bend the valves? i know on my 81 it didnt not sure on the newer ones tho.thanks for any info

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted October 11, 2003 01:36 PM  
That depends on how many rpm's the engine is turning when the belt takes a hike. I have seen them bend at high rpm's and then I have seen them not bend any valves, too. So flip a coin and you will be as close as anyone else.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted October 15, 2003 08:02 PM  
it depends on the cam lubes and how much is taken of the head(shaved).I have had one go with 50 thousandths off and it didn't do any damage.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted October 16, 2003 06:03 PM  
ok ya this thing never ben apart so its got stock cam and never shaved.belt broke just after start up so i dont think they bent ill go buy the car and put the belt on rite!

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted October 16, 2003 06:07 PM  
I would not worry about it if now mods have been done.

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