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If the timing chain breaks will it bend the valves on a 1993 Chevrolet. Cavalier. Z24 with 3.1 V-6?

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It can but does not always do so.

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Yes most of the time if your timing chain breaks the valves are junked especially motors with dual overhead cams with 24 valves like the 3.1

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This engine uses a timing chain not a belt, the 2.2 liter uses a blet, a chain has no set tikme to change, they las the life of the engine.

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