Broken Timing Belt
I just can’t take it anymore. I have been a member of this forum for a while and everytime the topic of a timing belt comes up, the ususal suspects proclaim that a broken belt means the end of an engine or the head is “destroyed” and requires purchasing a new or rebuilt head.
While a broken timing belt is bad and costs a lot more money than it would have cost to maintain the belt, it is by no means, a catastrophe or the end of the engine.
The only thing that happens when a timing belt breaks is a few valves get bent. This is not that big a deal!