Broken timing belt

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 17:05
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Does anyone know if the RB30 motor will spin freely if the timing belt breaks ie is there enough clearance between the top of the piston and the valves. I know this is the case for some motors but most will hit, though not sure with this motor.

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Reply By: GoRodeoGo - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 18:54

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 18:54
A Standard RB30 will not be damaged if the timing belt breaks. There is sufficient piston to valve clearance. The only exception could be if it has a modified profile on the camshaft with a LOT more valve lift. The only RB30 I've ever seen with bent vavles had an object dropped down the inlet.

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Follow Up By: Ray - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 14:19

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 14:19
Hi Stuart,

It does help, thanks for the info.


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