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#1 hotashel

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:22 PM

Hi,

Just been driving down the bypass when my beloved mark 4 escort cabby lost all power, I clutched it straight away and pulled in to the rather appropriatly placed lay-by.

On further inspection (With denim mini skirk in the air) I plucked out my poor cambelt which is no longer in tact. I am hoping that as my car is a petrol and only 8v and the fact I stopped right away will go in my favour (I was getting an engine rebuild, but didnt want it yet).

I have a cambelt kit on order and was just wondering how difficult it is going to be to time it back up.

ps i'm so sad right now my poor baby

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#2 jock0909

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:16 AM

Hi,

Just been driving down the bypass when my beloved mark 4 escort cabby lost all power, I clutched it straight away and pulled in to the rather appropriatly placed lay-by.

On further inspection (With denim mini skirk in the air) I plucked out my poor cambelt which is no longer in tact. I am hoping that as my car is a petrol and only 8v and the fact I stopped right away will go in my favour (I was getting an engine rebuild, but didnt want it yet).

I have a cambelt kit on order and was just wondering how difficult it is going to be to time it back up.

ps i'm so sad right now my poor baby

H


They are easy enough to set the timming up and replace the belt but the cause of the belt snapping may be old belt or faulty tensioner possibly siezed.
you may be lucky not having done any valve damage.
All you can do is get the timming set-up check nothing has siezed then replace the belt and hope for the best.

Hope it's a cheap fix for you.

#3 hotashel

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

Hi all,

The problem cost me 7 to fix and no bent valves yipee

H

#4 vinnyvangough

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:14 PM

Very very very lucky. God must have loved your mini skirt up in the air for it to be ok like that lol

#5 Steve

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

that was lucky!. nice one!


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