Questions tagged [interference-engine]

An internal combustion engine that can experience valve to piston contact should the timing of the valves and pistons come out of synchronization.

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Is my timing belt looking bad?

I would like to know how is my timing belt looking? Does it appear that it is about time for a change? I do not see obvious signs of cracking but the upper side of the belt does look glossy though not ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L SOHC engine with 251k miles on it. While I was driving it all of sudden the engine just died. I pulled off the road and then had it towed to a local mechanic. ...
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Interference vs non-interference engines

What do people mean when they say that an engine has an interference design? How does it differ from a non-interference engine?