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ger16v

mk4 golf broken timing belt

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hello just a question  I have come across a golf tdi estate (x reg) with a broken timing belt 

the head has apparently been removed and one valve is bent

i know little about Diesel engines 

what else can be damaged and should be taken into consideration 

is £350 a fair price

car has approx 125k

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If body is clean and well spec' then maybe, plenty of engines available I'm sure and if turbo good on existing engine you have ready made spare, time and £ to fix and to possibly be no good probably isn't worth it. You could get Octavia estate for not much more money, similar year and engine not goosed!

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thanks for the reply. had a quick look on the web today but could not find very much on a tdi engine with a broken timing belt

As I say I know virtually nothing about diesels 

i found one item and having a very quick read from what I can gather the head will be scrap and there may be a chance the con rod will be bent something to do with the valves position once they come together along with the followers

i thought it would be a relatively straight repair - new valve or valves with new followers LOL

the car I believe is poverty spec  it has hub caps

 

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Good cars and if you can get a replacement motor do all the belts prior to installation etc they are great with a Bora front end lowered and a decent set of wheels cheap cheerful modified fun 

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