Vauxhall Corsa Engine timing chain

2005 Vauxhall Corsa Problem

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CarVauxhall Corsa 1.4 Twinport
Year2005
OwnerMollymsgpie
Posted12/01/2017
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Engine timing chain has snapped on 1.4 petrol engine. Would the engine be completely kerput or would I get away with a top end cylinder head ..... any info would be great. Thanks all
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1859 | View Garage
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Only way to get an answer to that is remove the head,
Then you can check/compare the piston heights at TDC.
If they're all the same then I'd go ahead and fit a new head/chain and coolant pump.
BUT I'd recommend inspecting the oil pump and big end shells.
Timing chain is tensioned by oil pressure so lack of oil changes is what kills the chain,
And it can also kill the crank.
So head off and if good then sump off and check the shells.


Posted on Thursday 12th of January 2017
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11971 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Got to consider value of car of that age against cost of repair . Dependant on other factors , like length of M.O.T , mileage and overall condition of car whether a viable choice to repair .


Posted on Thursday 12th of January 2017
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Solution 3
Derbyshire | Driver | Since: Sep 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 199 | View Garage
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Probably not worth repairing. Only you can decide.


Posted on Thursday 12th of January 2017
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