Engine timing chain

2005 Vauxhall Corsa Problem

The Problem

Avatar Mollymsgpie
Joined: 2 years ago | Profile

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

Car Vauxhall Corsa
Variant 1.4 Twinport
Model Year 2005
Category Engine & Drivetrain

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Avatar 1/4drive
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile

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.


Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,010 | Profile

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 .


Avatar Derbyshire
Joined: 3 years ago | Fixes: 223 | Profile

Probably not worth repairing. Only you can decide.

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