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Old 06-14-2006, 09:59 AM   #1
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Looks like one eye is going to survive after all. Turns out the reason why it snapped the timing belt was a bad harmonic balancer. Since half the damn engine needs to come off anyway to get at the timing belt, we decided to change the HB and keep it going for a bit longer.

This is a good thing since I'm not commiting on another car until I find out what my Texas fate is.
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One eye?
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Oh, I thought it was public knowledge that my wife'* Dodge Neon is called One eye, after the couple of months she drove it without a passenger side headlight.
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Does the neon have an interference motor? I'm assuming no?
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Yes, it is.
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Does the neon have an interference motor? I'm assuming no?
That'* exactly what I was wondering when Morty said he needed to buy TWO cars now.
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Yes, it is.
And the engine is ok? If a timing belt breaks in an interference engine it'll cause a lot more damage to other parts.
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Yes, it is.
Then either you don't understand what an interference motor is or you are having the entire motor reworked. Heads, for the valves that got hit, pistons if they chipped or dented. Etc etc.
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Yeah I know "basically" what it is.

When the belt broke the car immediately stopped according to Annalisa. The car was towed to the shop and its being fixed. It hasn't fired since the belt broke, the mechanic said the valves weren't bent.

I don't know more beyond that, other than we were quoted a flat price to get things running again and its cheaper than buying another car, something I don't want to do at the moment.
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If it is infact an interference motor, you WILL have bent valves.
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