Thread Rating:
  • 20 Vote(s) - 2.9 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Camshaft/belt failure
Hi all. A friend at work here in Sweden was planning to go home in his Berlingo the other day. It wouln't start and I helped him to locate the problem: The cambelt was broken. He asked at the local garage if they could replace it (It's a 1.9 DW8 Diesel) they said they'd have to remove the cylinder head to see if the valves are still alive. I removed the rocker cover and found that the camshaft is stuck in what was once a pushrod. The pushrod has turned into a jigsaw. I was advised at a Swedish forum to just get a new camshaft and pushrods and everything would be okay again. Do you think the valves could still be in working order after a failure like this?
Sounds as if he corresponding valve has hit a piston, hence the mashed push-rod!

Cylinder head off. Pistons checked. Examine cylinder head for damage. Or buy used cylinder head.
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to Ol'Jeffers for this post:
  • LeBaguette
Thank you for the quick reply. That was exactly what I was expecting to read. Have you got any idea of where the guy who thought a new camshaft would solve the problem got that idea from? He says normally the valves survive crashing in to a piston in these engines but then the valves travel north and kill the camshaft. This sounds impossible to me.
I had a Peugeot 206 1.9 D
that snapped the camshaft when the belt broke at motorway speed.
It also wrecked 2 pistons.(the belt was less than 2 years/20,000 miles old)
Strawberry flavoured windows  Dodgy

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
You have to register before you can post on our site.



(Advanced Search)

Latest Threads
Lucas mechanic fuel pump - disassembly and timin...
Last Post: yanivh
Today 11:01 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1
Head Light Bulbs
Last Post: Tree
Today 08:38 AM
» Replies: 32
» Views: 859
EGR solenoid
Last Post: silver-slug
Today 08:31 AM
» Replies: 19
» Views: 1399
ABS Modul
Last Post: brajomobil
Today 08:07 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 90
Speedo/milometer fault
Last Post: Gixxerguyk8
Today 12:28 AM
» Replies: 15
» Views: 1421
Which wheel nuts?
Last Post: Stu999
Yesterday 11:50 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 38
Last Post: ricc
Yesterday 08:29 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 155
Clanking Brake Pedal Solved At Last!
Last Post: rickandbev16
Yesterday 06:53 PM
» Replies: 17
» Views: 3420
Good Evening to you all.
Last Post: Tomcat3
Yesterday 05:06 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 159
Are Mud Flaps the Answer ?
Last Post: polar
Yesterday 05:06 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 108

Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page