View Full Version : Cambelt snapped

06-03-2007, 10:58 AM

Just pulled out of my drive this morning, and drove about 100ft...and suddenly no power...I pulled over, popped the bonnet and ooooohhh - where is the cambelt.

Oddly enough it was still there - I pulled it out and had a look. Apart from the obvious "its one long bit rather than a circle" it looked fine - I bent the teeth outwards - no cracks.

Anyway - I've been told the heads are interference - i.e. I've likely bent or damaged something.

A couple of questions:

1. Is it really interference?

2. How easy a job is it to remove head, replace valves, refit? or could I have bent more

3. What would a white, 90k miles tintop S1 be worth with an engine like this?

I may just give up - I'm pretty pissed off with cars at the moment.


06-03-2007, 11:03 AM
1) Yes

2) Not too big a job but you could have varying degrees of damage done. Poss one bent valve or poss a few with new valve guides needed too. Might be best getting another head for simplicity, but a rebuild will add value and reliability.

3) In really good condition you may get 700 - 1000 for a rolling shell, for an average one then you're looking at 400 - 600 ish I think..

Paul R
06-03-2007, 11:09 AM
I have a spare head coming up for sale if you want it. PM me.

06-03-2007, 11:16 AM
@Paul R - can you email me details please - russ@isitaboat.co.uk

@SLIK - thanks - I guess there is no way to tell before taking the head off. A job for the weekend :(

At the moment I'd probably sell it I am that pissed off

Rob Lyon
06-03-2007, 12:07 PM

06-03-2007, 12:18 PM
I've not seriously looked into that...

John Laverick
06-03-2007, 01:04 PM
I'd buy it without an engine if its in resonable condition!

06-03-2007, 01:11 PM
There are some pics: http://files.isitaboat.co.uk/russ/106_rallye/

Its no way mint - new bumper would be the major thing wrong. Paint and body work other wise is good, interior is nice too. If you still want to offer something, or me to get more pics let me know. Catch me on MSN.

Anyway I'm going to take the head off and have a look Sat - and see how much a replacement / recon is for it.

If anyone has a rough price for second hand heads - I'm new to the 106 market - it would be nice!


06-03-2007, 02:15 PM
i got a spare head i've just bought with cam valves and everything, just bee pressure tested and skimmed.


i'd buy it as a rolling shell aswell :) PM me

06-03-2007, 02:36 PM
cyb3r - please email me instead - russ@isitaboat.co.uk

Would you be interested in selling the head, or just buying the car?

06-03-2007, 02:45 PM
both mate i'll email the info when i get home and if you want email me your phone number and i'll ring ya


06-03-2007, 11:47 PM
running a cover on the belt? if not it can become contaminated by oil or grease easily or a small piece of gravel can cut the belt very quickly and cleanly! Also im pretty sure that the recommended milage to change a cambelt is 75-80k

07-03-2007, 06:08 AM
The head has been redone recently (last year) and the cambelt was changed then.

Yes there was no cover on the cambelt...