2000 mitsubuishi galant timing belt broke does it always bend valves

Asked by Dec 28, 2014 at 07:25 PM about the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car went dead at low idle tryed starting it would not start remove to timing belt cover belt destroyed does it always bend valves

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Yes the 2.4 and 3.0 both are interference engines. Sorry to say but you most likely have bent valves.

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That being said have heard of them breaking and not bending any valves but that is very unlikely. Most times it bends a few of them.

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Now you can take the valve covers off and rotate the overhead cams to there neutral position( both intake and exhaust valves closed at same time) remove all the spark plugs and do a compression check on each cylinder. If your psi is 142.5 psi to 190 psi (9.5:1 compression ratio engine). 150 psi to 200 psi (10:1 compression ratio engine). Your valves are good. Any cylinders showing 0 psi have bent valves.

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