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Cam belt gone on 96 1.4 litre Escort :(

Discussion in 'Motors' started by PuncH, 8 Jul 2006.

  1. PuncH

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    Hi,

    As title really. Darn thing went today. What's the chances of me getting away with no further damage on a 1996 1.4 Escort (petrol)?
     
  2. Lopéz

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    CVH engine? I never remember what they threw in those late Escorts.

    If so, valve damage almost certain I'm afraid.
     
  3. PuncH

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    I'm not sure if it's a CVH or not. I think it is. In which case... :rolleyes: :confused: :( :mad:
     
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  5. Clarkey

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    If its mashed the valves (almost certainly has) I'd think it would be cheaper to source another CVH than repair the old one?
     
  6. Matt82

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    well it all depends whether it is a non-interface engine. some ford perv will let you know

    what were you doing at the time? idle, high speed etc

    could just take the plugs out n look. a new head may be cheap, but you may also need new pistons, rods etc etc
     
  7. PuncH

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    about 2mph as we were just turning into our driveway at the back of the house after a shopping trip!
     
  9. Clarkey

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    small chance it would be ok, if you feel inclined, stick another belt on and see what happens. If you're going to have it rebuilt you will need a new belt anyway.
     
  10. Dogbreath

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    Always worth putting a belt on and trying if the engine is likely to be scrapped otherwise. A compression test will show up any slightly bent valves, (either that or the misfire at idle :D)
     
  11. Scania

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    If its anything like the old CVH engine'd XR3i I used to own, the engine will be shafted I fear. (Speaks from bitter experience!)
     
  12. Von Smallhausen

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    Well my fan belt went on the A4, taking the timing belt with it and bending 5 valves .... £500 lighter. :(
     
  13. Clarkey

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    that must be a shocking design for a fanbelt snappage to take out the cam belt too :confused:
     
  14. austinpowers

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    As others have said, stick a belt on and try it.

    A couple of years ago i picked up a Rover 827 (V6) on which the cam belt had snapped in a few places.

    I put a new belt on and it ran fine :eek:

    It was an auto which no doubt saved all of the 24 valves. :D
     
  15. PuncH

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    Got a picture of the engine...Not very pretty I'm afraid

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  16. Third Opinion

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    If it has knacked the valves then I would look at getting a replacement engine. I have heard it loads of times and it has also happened to me that you repair the top end and the bottom end goes a little later. Only repair and sell.
     
  17. Scuzi

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    That's the EFi engine, I had the same one in my '98 Escort when I had it. That's about all I know though, sorry I can't be of any more help.
     
  18. PuncH

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    Thanks though. The fact that it's not a CVH engine gives me a little more hope.
     
  19. Jackal

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    fraid to say it is actually a CVH, with EFI fuel injection....
     
  20. PuncH

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    oh...poo