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I need advise help whatever really to get me out of this situation.

 

Any help will be great. Thank you 

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Managed with a lot of luck to get a friend who i haven't seen for a good 12 years round who was a mechanic. 

He's reset the timing belt and still won't turn. He's thinking maybe the valves so waiting on a compression tester. If not of that pretty much screwed. 

Car is at my house so no doubt just tow me to a garage at £120 

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Had the timing belt set and still nothing. He and another lad said it's the valves. They've done a compression test and came up as 0 

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He did, that's all I know as he was a mechanic. They've redone the timing and still won't tick over and his friend had a compression tester and came as 0. 

 

I don't know anymore than that, other than he says the valves are bent. However i cant find anywhere that sells mk7 fiesta zetec s intake valves 

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But how did you lock and set the engine up to start with when you did it? Floating cams and crank.. 

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All i know is he set the two cams the holes to the top, and put a bolt in the crank till it wouldn't go anymore. 

I didn't touch it as I've no idea what I'm doing. 

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Sounds like someone has made a monumental mistake somewhere. I have just done one on Friday afternoon along with the waterpump. I've done enough of them now - I didn't even remove the tools to rotate the engine to ensure everything still lines up. 

It's quite a difficult one to mess up if you have the correct tools and follow the procedure. 

But sounds like you'll have valve damage if the timing is set correctly now.

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1 minute ago, Sparky1973 said:

Sounds like u have made a baws up of it


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As in the timing? I've not personally touched it like i say friend touched it. But I'm just completely lost and it's caused major argument with the other half as had no car for 2 days. Pretty much lost at the minute. As I've no idea what exactly is going on. 

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does sound like whoever did replace the water pump didnt set the timing belt up correctly , therefore the piston and valves have touched . its essential to use the correct tools . its head off and inspect the damage.

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Just now, iantt said:

does sound like whoever did replace the water pump didnt set the timing belt up correctly , therefore the piston and valves have touched . its essential to use the correct tools . its head off and inspect the damage.

So could be more than valves? Sounding like a stressful time and a pricey one 

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10 hours ago, Sparky1973 said:

So has the other half packed yer bags emoji23.png


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Pretty much close to it haha. 

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Well update is Ford are charging 276 for 8 valves but willing to give me 10% discount, so 248 i think it was... Nice of them. Though before it's touched, car is hopefully getting moved to a local garage... *Touch wood* it's only valves. 

Should i keep you guys up to date? 

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8 minutes ago, stef123 said:

£248 for what? just the parts? Because that job is a whole lot bigger than £248 lol

Just valves. Anything else I've no idea about yet lol 

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1 minute ago, JayG90 said:

Just valves. Anything else I've no idea about yet lol 

If thats the price for JUST the valves/parts and nothing else you need to look elsewhere lol 

to add to that job you'll need headgasket (or head set), head bolts, coolant etc and quite a number of hours labour. 

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