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Broken camblet on 2006 Mk2 1.6 Petrol Duratec Lx

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Hello Folks,

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but I can't find anything elsewhere when searching. My 2006 Lx 1.6 Petrol Focus cut out on me pretty dramatically on the M56 last night. It won't turn over and the roadside mechanic reckoned it was probably the cambelt.

Simple question really - if this is the cambelt, is it game over for the engine in question - does it destroy the engine or might we be in luck?

It's 13 going on 14 with 110,000 miles, so it's that age old questoin of pursue the work or scrap and buy a newer one with some gadgets...

Thanks in advance,

Chris 

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Most likely to have bent valves as it's an interference engine so the easier route would be a new/recon engine. I would get it accessed first you might be lucky.

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If it is the belt it'll be knackered now.  Easy enough to remove the belt covers and check.  Won't be worth fixing imo.

Was it the original belt out of interest?  It's done well if so!

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Thanks folks. I’m sure it was changed over when we bought it at 56,000 miles, but I’ll check that when I’ve got some paperwork at home & let you know - it’s been a while!

The In-law’s handy with cars so i’ll update this post when he’s had a nose at the valves.

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if it is the timing belt that has gone there will definitely be valve damage and possibly piston damage. If you have verified belt has gone and you or a mate can get the head off I would definitely get the head off and see how bad it is.  

Years ago this happened to me on an Escort 1600 I had (8 valve CVH engine) . It was 2 or 3 bent valves and 2 or 3 bent rocker arms. So fixed that and it was fine afterwards. but your engine is more complex than that one.

it's one of those jobs that might be economic to do if the labour is free but very costly if paying for labour.

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There are members on here who possibly do a cambelt every day. Me, 3 in the last 4 years or so all on 1.6 petrols.

Every one of my three used belts has come off in almost original condition having done from 80,000 to 130,000 miles. In my limited experience your belt failure has been caused by something other than a failure of the belt itself. Siezed tensioner pulley perhaps?

Should you rebuild, check all primary potential causes of belt failure just to be sure.

ScaniaPBman.

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