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Old 02-06-2008, 11:43 PM
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Is this true?

My timing belt broke on my 97 prelude and the mechanic that I usually take my car to said the engine needs to be replaced, is that true?
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:51 PM
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if the engine was going any faster than idling, than you most likely bent a couple valves from slamming into the pistons, hence the name of our "interference engines"

sometimes you dont hafta replace the entire engine, just the head, but you coulda damaged the pistons as well, in which case its just easier to replace the entire engine.
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:53 PM
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u may need to take ur head off and check the valves because it probably warped every one of them. and it may have messed up ur pistons. so i would see how much a new engine would cost if it messed up these
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if the engine was going any faster than idling, than you most likely bent a couple valves from slamming into the pistons, hence the name of our "interference engines"

sometimes you dont hafta replace the entire engine, just the head, but you coulda damaged the pistons as well, in which case its just easier to replace the entire engine.
dang u barely beat me to the post
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:01 AM
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i was driving about 30-35 mph, so i'm guessing that will be needing a new engine. damn that sucks, anyone have a spare they are not using, lol
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wow..not to jack the thread..but now that i read this thread im scared to drive my lude..i don't wanna lose the h22
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you dont gotta be scared. just change your timing belt on time, and do it correctly.
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i had the same problem i bent all the exhaust valves but my pistons were fine. it will definitely be ALOT cheaper to fix the valves than a new engine.if u are mechanically inclined enough to take the head off i would do that.then find a good machine shop and check out their prices to replace the bents valves and get the head shaved and a valve job. it will cost u about 1500 if u want a shop to take the head off and do the work.
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you dont gotta be scared. just change your timing belt on time, and do it correctly.
the only reason im scared is because my supposedly new mechanic said hes ordering the parts and never called me back, and i mean hes giving me a good price to change everything..belt water pump, and my lude is my only commute
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Define, "good price."

Do a manual tensioner conversion. The auto that comes on the H22 is garbage. get the manual one from an H23.
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