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I'm trying to find out if the espace diesel engine is of the design that when the timing belt breaks it leaves the cylinder valves in tact.

Anyone know?

How hard is it to replace a timing belt?
 

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hello ian welcome to the forum.
the chance of there being no valve damage are very slim,a lot depends on the speed you were travelling at,i know a guy who's car was ticking over when the timing belt snapped and bent 2 valves.
 

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Do you know if his espace was a diesel? I was wondering if the low compression turbo pistons would be low enough to miss the valves.

I know there is a special designed head to get around this problem but I dont know if it was on the espace.

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Ian
 

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If it's a 2.2 (not dCi) then they have a tendency to snap followers and not bend valves.It would be a good idea to remove the rocker cover first just to confirm this.

There is an excellent thread on the forum about a cam belt breaking on a 2.2 td,and I'll leave a link if it's relevant(or you could do a search for it).:)
 
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