what is an interfearence engine

Asked by Jun 20, 2013 at 04:55 AM about the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo

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An interference is an engine that if the timing belt broke, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy your engine. There is not enough room for the piston to be at TDC and a valve open, they will collide. A non interference engine there is enough room that will not happen

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