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Ford Focus - 12 years old, broke timing belt. The garage is saying I need a complete new cylinder head. I suspected it was the timing belt and expected several bent valves at worst. My question is simply "is there any way a broken timing belt could possibly result in damage requiring the cylinder head replacement"

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Here at my repair shop have never had to replace a cylinder head, due to timing belt failure, just replace bent valve's and machine head.

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