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Is my timing belt looking bad?

There is just about no way to know the viability of a timing belt by looking at it. Your belt could last another 100k miles or it might pop tomorrow. This is why it is important to follow the change ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

Without pulling the head you can do a leak down test. Set cylinder 1 to TDC make sure the cam and crank align. Pull the intake tube and open the throttle. Hook up a leak down testing kit. Listen for ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

Simplest test I can think of is check the timing gear is intact and properly aligned then perform a compression test. If there is no compression on one or more cylinders, it's safe to assume it's got ...
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Best practice to tell if an interference engine has bent valves?

I am concerned when you say "nothing in the engine moved" - can you see parts that rotate? Does the belt move when the crankshaft is rotated? if not, then check belt / crank pulley etc If yes, then ...
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