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The timing belt on my Skoda Diesel has snapped at 55,000 miles. At the time when it snapped the engine bay was awash with diesel fuel due to a leaking fuel filter gasket. Fuel must have been leaking for about 1100 miles since the car was serviced. An independent engineer has inspected the belt at least 4 weeks after the event and states that he cannot find any diesel fuel contamination to the belt. Is it possibe that the diesel fuel has simply evaporated?

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Quiet possible but, as the timing belt in fully enclosed i dont see how it would be contaminated...

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