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1984 Nissan 300zx

The engine quit running while I was driving down the road. Car has 73,000 miles. I have never changed the timing belt, which is what I suspect is the problem. If the timing belt broke, what kind of damage will I be looking at?

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  • John N Aug 20, 2008

    Ok, so if the belt broke, how will I ever get the timing right? How do you get things lined up so it it timed right?

  • John N Aug 20, 2008

    Can you suggest a good book that has detailed instructions on how to remove the heads and also replace the timing belt?

  • John N Aug 21, 2008

    Thanks for the info!!


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The timing belt should be changed every 60,000 miles.
your engine is an interference engine, which means if the timing belt breaks or skips, the valves will hit the pistons.
if your belt broke you will have bent valves. so the heads will need to come off and bent valves replaced.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008


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