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
Engine & Drivetrain
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.
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 .
Probably not worth repairing. Only you can decide.