09-30-2014, 12:07 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
I'd be pulling the head (s) and be prepared to find bent valves and busted valve seats, and possibly a couple of smashed pistons. When a belt goes on an OHC engine, its usually a very expensive repair, unless its a non-interference engine, and there aren't many of those about. I'd be doing this before I ordered any parts. I certainly wouldn't be even turning it over until I had the heads off, and when you do put it back together, set crank TDC, then make sure cams are in the correct TDC position before reinstalling otherwise you will bend your nice new valves.
This is assuming the engine is salvageable
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
Last edited by 2013GV; 09-30-2014 at 12:11 AM.