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maybe a naive question but due to lack of any real test equipment wouldn't a simple remove-spark-plug-and-stick-thumb-over-hole, turn engine and feel for pressure be an adequate compression test on each cylinder?
I know it's not a bike, but good enough to know if valves buggered?...
 

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Discussion Starter #23
I didn't want to buy a compression tester kit... ;)
 

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What you normally do is fit Just a cam belt, and try it, if it works, then spend the money on the other parts.
Something is telling me its not classed as a safe Engine, but interference engine, belt snaps high chance of valve damage
 

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Discussion Starter #25
Belt hasn't snapped, only some teeth stripped.
Don't suppose that matters if the timing slips at motorway speed and the engine cuts out. That's interference of unwanted kind ;)
 

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Still classed as belt has snapped, as cam will be out of sync with crank, ..
Its not a hard job on a clio, just time consuming
THE job is a lot easier with the bumper and drivers head light out,
 
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