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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:45 AM
Looking around on the best suby site in the world I see he might have an interference engine in the 03 OBW. I bummed to learn suby has those now, my experience has been the timing belt going out won't damage the valves.
Does the 03 OBW have an interference engine.
What type of cost range would fixing some valves run?
What shops do you recommend in the Branson/Springfield MO area?
Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:58 AM
Most people will tell you it's cheaper to put in another engine, either used or rebuilt so you'll have to check to see what machine shops in your area charge for valve jobs to determine whether it's worthwhile to fix it. But you'll need to pull the heads off before you know whether there's any damage to the piston(s) as well.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:18 AM
But it sounds like the shop has already diagnosed a trashed engine. Both engines mentioned are interference.
maybe someone can suggest a different shop if he's uncomfortable with where it was towed.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:24 AM
He has 180K on his 03, and drives his cars hard.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:06 PM
or the timing belt let loose. interference engine so there will be bent valves. best repair in that case is to just buy two used heads and bolt them on.
you can lap in new valves too, not that bad but finding a shop to do it may be tough.
get an entire ebay timing belt kit if he's saving the engine. new tensioner, pulleys, and belt. the pulleys and tensioner generally cause belt failure on these rather than the belt letting loose for no reason.
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