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Old 06-16-2008, 08:48 AM
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timing belt broke

hi everyone my timing belt broke while i was on the highway doing 120kn/hr... the car came to stall after that.... is it ok for me to just change the timing belt or do i have to change the whole engine???
Is a 1994 prelude 2.3l Si a interference engine or a non interference one???

guys I'm stuck in a town with this problem and the towing is too expensive from here to Toronto... can u guys tell me if i can drive the car to Toronto by just replacing the timing belt??? Toronto is 200km away from here....

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:30 AM
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well the motor is an interference engine so theres a 99% chance that you need more than just a timing belt
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:55 AM
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you valves are bent to hell man especially at that speed. you fasted and easiest bet is just to replaced the engine.
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interference

it's not IF you bent any valves; its how many did you bend.
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Same thing happened to me. Things I learned, Rebuild and upgrade that whole head or do an engine swap cuz its going to cost over 1k maybe close to 2k so you might as well spend a little more and get the most out of it.
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but maybe your in the 0.000001th percentile and didn't damage anything.
do a compression and leakdown test, which should tell you.
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that'd be fun to do on the side of the road

your going to have to get it towed, sorry man...
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that'd be fun to do on the side of the road

your going to have to get it towed, sorry man...
Don't be ghetto and tie a bundle of boxes to the front of a v10 excursion and push it either cuz it will rub off the paint on your back bumper....not that I did this
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Man oh man... you have an experience ahead of you.. mine did this in the fall last year... i was only doing 40 and I wiped out three of the four cylinders-- if it runs at all.. it will be so rough and have NO horsepower whatsoever.... Mine sounded like it had no muffler when it started...lol. Not to mention, if you DO get it to run, with the bent valves, don't you run the risk of damaging the head even more?

You are better off to get it towed to a garage, hate to say that...but you will be better off in the long run and you will protect your investment.
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