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OK, a while back my timing belt stripped while getting off the highway. Here's how it happened: I put the clutch in and the motor died. I tried to restart and it had that not so good sound. I never heard metal to metal contact but..

So I have started to disassemble the engine. Do you think I should just pull it for ease? I think I will. Directions and tips would be nice to make this painless, thanks.

Anyone ever see a motor that didn't sustain damage? I guy can hope right?

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Well I am definiately going to pull the heads at a minimum if after watching the lifters and they don't seem to work right.

BTW- A good 1/8 to 1/4 of the belt was stripped..

As much as I want to drive her I want a little more HP!

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That's what i figure on seeing, plenty of bent valves.. What's the deal with the pistons? How do they fair in the collision?

So should I just pull the motor?
 

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I'll be lazy and take off the passenger side for right now, but it has been 5-10 degrees here in good ole CT so work shall shift to the Vespas in the garage till it warms up slightly...
 

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Update

OKIE DOKIE:

I got some work done last week (wife was away and it warmed up.)

Got the intake plenum off but in the process of pulling off the stinking injectors' electrical connectors half of them were so brittle that no matter how much care I took they broke.

I have a couple new ones (from VW) but they are stupid expensive. Any other sources?

The passenger side head is very close to coming off. I still have to take off the ABS for the driver's side head to come off. When I took off the passenger side valve cover there was nice antifreeze sitting in the oil sooo it was time for head gaskets..

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OK, I was inspired to get my *** in gear and resume work on the verde.

I got the passenger side head off and of course there are two exhaust valves that got shellacked.

QUESTION: Should there be divots in the pistons, they seem to be machine in there and not like they shouldn't be there. I assume they are cut outs for the valves.

I would have gotten the the other head off if it wasn't for the f-ing cotter pin under the dash that holds the shaft on the brake pedal.. I had to stop because I was getting impatient.

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Should I bother to get 164S pistons while I am in there?

I do get that thunk thunk thunk from the rod bearings..
 

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OK! Last night I got both heads finally off. The only damage seems to be to the passenger side head with two valves hit.

There is a nice amount of anti-freeze in the channel of the V so this all works out! New head gaskets and redone heads!

Has anyone done pistons with the block still in the car? Now I wonder if I should have just pulled the stinking thing.. It doesn't look too bad to do with it in the car though.

Just to reiterate, I hate that stinking cotter pin holding the rod to the brake pedal!!:mad:

Anyone selling 164S pistons?
 

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You know I replied to this before and now that reply is gone..

Anyways..

I suppose I will do the 164s pistons. I would like to have the engine together ASAP but with all the extra parts I will probably take my time now.

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Oh To respond to you Chip-

I have already taken both heads off and all the wires are pretty much off. The exhaust is disconnected. It is just a matter of find a place to hook on to to pull the motor seeing the heads are off.
 
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