Do You Have A Broken Timing Belt?
I just can’t take it anymore. I have been a member of this forum for a while and every time the topic of a timing belt comes up, the usual 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!
Bonus! Volvo Facts
- Volvo revolutionized safety in cars when engineer Nils Bohlin created the three-point seat belt in 1959. Bohlin’s innovative Y-shaped design protects the chest, pelvis and shoulders upon impact. We waived the patent for the pioneering design so that other car manufacturers could use it too. Volvo’s commitment to safety has saved an estimated one million lives
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