How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Robert Your Own Question
Robert
Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 4625
Experience:  Fully qualified / self employed garage technician in the UK
13210289
Type Your Car Question Here...
Robert is online now

hi my SEAT IBIZA 1.4 sport 1998/99 has stripped it cambelt

Resolved Question:

hi my SEAT IBIZA 1.4 sport 1998/99 has stripped it cambelt ! how likely is it that there is valve damage or is it possible that engine stopped with no
damage ? so new cambelt water pump kit will fix it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.

Hi..

 

Hopefully i can help..

 

All 1.4's inc the 1.4 16v - classes as an interference engine - so if in the event the cam belt does snap or loosen/slip off or strip teeth in your case - then you can run the risk of valve(s) clashing with the pistons resulting in one or several of the valves bending - on the odd occassion you "may" get away with it but that will only be fully determined once a new timing belt/water pump/tensioner etc has all been fitted and the engine timed properly and see how it runs, if badly then - the next step is to carry out a compression test on all 4 cylinders or a leak down test with the proper equipment on each cylinder at TDC - if the results of the compression test or the leak down test does reveal damaged valves on one of the 4 cylinders - then the cylinder heads needs removed and the valves replaced or the cylinder replaced as complete unit if you find one second hand - this will also inc a new headgasket..But for now i wouldnt turn the engine over any further even though possible damage has occurred..I do hope this helps

Robert and other Car Specialists are ready to help you