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I have a V reg S70 volvo. The cam belt has snapped and I was also told by the mechanic that the cylinders have seized up. Any suggestions as to what i should do. Thanks Richard

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the enginies are interferance engines. That means when the timing belt breaks the valves and the pistons hit each other. Usually only the cylinder head will need to be replaced/repaired, but if the engine seized up then the engine will have to be replaced.

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