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The timing belt broke. I'm told the

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No you could be lucky depends on RPM at time of brakage but chances are the valves are bent a good mechanic can pull the head have it reworked and reinstall it for about $600 or you can buy a chilton
manual disconnect the exaust the intake pull the head have it reworked for about $225 $45.00 new belt $60.00 for a new head gasket cost $330.00 but you have to do it your self. But You May have been lucky a long time ago a friend of mine had a timing belt break on a fiat shop told him $300 this was in 1987 I bought the car from him for $50.00 dollars $15 dollars more than the junkyard would give him I bought a timing belt for $25.00 spent 3hrs installing it, Drove the car for a year and a half till one of the rear strut mounts tore loose still a good deal but I was lucky had valves been bent i would have lost 75 dollars in87 that was 1/2 a weeks pay wish you the best of luck oh by the way most engines bend valves
when the timing belt / chain break

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