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Old 06-28-2019, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by M3 Mitch View Post
This is only for "crash" or "interference" engines. A lot of older cars with belts are not in this category, all you are out if the belt breaks is a tow home and a timing belt kit..

That said, I'm not endorsing a "run till it breaks" approach for these cars. Just saying you don't *have* to be quite as vigilant.

I was just about to post the same thing. My 1993 Geo Prizm has a timing belt that broke on the freeway. It cost me a little over $500 total as they said I needed to replace the water pump since they were already "in there." It did not leak or run hot so they might have fleeced me on that one.
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