my timing chain broke did it bend the valves or hurt the motor.?? on 1995 Nissan Sentra

broken timing chain it made no noise at all but need to know if it hurt the motor or can i just replace chain.

by in Florence, AL on October 08, 2010
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ANSWER by on October 08, 2010
I'd be really surprised if the motor isn't damaged in the chain case or that you wouldn't have bent valves. it's possible to do a leak-down test and determine of there's bent valves and you could tear the motor down far enough to see if there's damage in the timing chain case area. Consider a guaranteed used engine if there's much damage. Or you could have gotten very lucky and only lost a chain. Consider that there may be matal debris in the oil pan which could cause problems, too.
COMMENT by on October 10, 2010
i have a really great mechanic that lives across the street we are gonna try an tare it down an replace what is broken or put a junk yard motor in it which ever is cheaper. thanks for answering my question

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