1998 Ford Escort Q&A
1998 Ford Escort Question: is this engine interferance or non interferance?
mehcanic says my timing belt slipped (it's definately not broken/snapped)on my 1998 escort zx2 dohc engine, causing many of my valves to get bent. i'm looking at big bucks to fix. i thought this was a non interferance engine thus making it very unlikely/impossible for the valves to get bent if a situation like mine occurs. any tips are appreciated. thanks - gdgood11
the single overhead is non. you have a dual overhead and yes, it is an inerference motor. Roy - mastertech6371
you should be able to swap out a head for less than 800.00 bucks.Get some more estimates. - shadetreeauto
I am going thru the same problem. Non interferance means the pistons will not have any contact with the valves. So our problem most likely will be bent valves due to worn out valve guides. I am buying a rebuilt head for $350.00 and is guaranteed for 90 days. I believe this will work. By the way, the 98 zx2 DOHC is a non interferance - painter59
my timing belt bgoke on my car and the repair shop said I could possibly have an interfence engine with a bent valve how common is this and is it worth fixing? The car has 145,000miles and excellen...
Being as the belt just slipped iff could it have done damage to the valves? How do I ck the car runs great but wonder what damage could have been done...really need advise they say its an interfera...
bought car off craigs list from lady she said woke one morning wouldnt start. I looked at it and found timing problems, there was a pretty new belt but failed tensioners. I PUT THE #1 CYL. AT TOP ...
I HAVE A 1993 FORD ESCORT WITH A 1.9L ENGINE & THE TIMING BELT BROKE. WILL MY VALVE STEMS BE BENT ON THIS MOTOR.
If the belt breaks does it always cause other damage?