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post #3 of (permalink) Old 24th January 2007
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I strongly suspect that the valves will be damaged,but it is worth removing the cam cover and having a look.It is usually obvious if you have any bent valves as the gap between the can lobe and the follower is a lot more than it should be!.

If you turn the crank to 90 degrees before TDC you will be able to turn the cams independantly and not risk doing any more damage as the pistons will all be half way down the cylinders and the valves will not touch them.

Run through the valve clearances and any that are way too big,then that valve is bent.

Did you buy it from a garage and if so,did they do a cambelt on it before you had it?.If they did,then the pulley boly wasn't done up tight enough and I would take it back to them and get them to sort it.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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