Absolutely nothing can be done to save your motor, it's gone. I appreciate all your help. I appreciate all your help. How about the 2zz with it's higher compression, is it an interference motor? How long have you all run your timing belts? Some say it is and a lot more say it isn't. I bought it at 27k from some older guy who had too many car payments on his other car and was looking to get rid for it. It was the first four cylinder engine from Toyota to use both an aluminum block and an aluminum cylinder head which saves a ton of weight. Mine is starting to crack, still drive it everyday.
They also typically use a tensioner that can also go bad, as well as several idler pulleys and bearings that can also go bad. This engine is found in the Tercel up to 1994. So I would suspect 2 things. Although I did have a 1971 Toyota pickup one time with a bad chain. Try to find both a belt and a chain for your engine - the one you can find is what you have. Great to hear everything is back together and running.
Driving a couple of weeks with a malfunctioning camshaft position sensor would probably cause the awful breakdown I had. Having adjusted all those performance mods, you will get about 200 horsepower. Ask your machine shop whats available there were quite a few different makes when I bought mine , but make sure you ask for the 8 hole pistons, because there were some 4 hole ones out there still. This did not damage the engine, but would hamper performance as the high output cam profile was unable to properly engage. I didn't know that we were discussing discontinued designs. While the intake valves had a 32. The other day I was driving on the freeway when my car suddenly lurches and bit and then sputters to a stop.
This can cause a moment of oil pressure loss which will destroy the engine. Could they have fouled something up? I doubt that the chain will just fall into the pan without nicking something along the way. A chain would last as long as the engine I would imagine. About timing chains there are usually tell tale signs of when your chan is going to give out. I lost an engine to the crank pulley walking off after not torquing it down and not using loc tight. A mis-shift, maybe - but burnouts will kill the tranny before they weaken anything else.
An L-type hot-wire meter was used to measure air flow. If the timing chain is alright, one should check the belt tensioner. It was a steal at 8k back in 2004. We look forward to helping everyone with their car repairs and questions, but please take the time to read this sidebar. As for chain vs belt, most belts have a 60k or 100k replacement period. The tensioner should be checked when you check the timing belt, but most technicians prefer to replace it. The pistons were made from an aluminium alloy and used full floating-type piston pins.
I have a caprice with the original timing chain with 180k on it. If the car is being driven on the highway, or in some situation where engine power is needed, an accident can result. By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. So, should the timing belt be replaced on my 17 year old car 96 Prizm - 1. Content Guidelines Please be polite. None of these motors are highly tuned enough to experience the valve meets piston bogey man. The first was all stock toyota parts head and block not resurfaced , but with after market pistons.
Let us know what else the tech found out - be very interesting to see how this turns out. Several people with 150K miles or more have not had any problems to this point. Sometimes you do get a bum part or assembly. Let us know how they run when you get them back in the car if not already! The engine designed after 2005 will be the least troublesome. Archived from on May 17, 2008. That kind of power in a lightweight Toyota vehicle would be absolutely mental and would easily stomp almost any car of the road. This could cause damage from a ding in the piston or it could completely destroy the interior of the engine.
If you're really worried about it, pull the valve cover and look at it. So on this note, is there a comprehensive list of Toyota's or any vehicles where you can find out if they're interference or not? Miles or age or either? Report posts and comments that fall outside the guidelines. I don't think whether it is interferance or not, has anything to do with that. With a non interference, that's not a concern since they don't occupy the same space. The entire exterior design and chassis is the same as the American Corolla.
Late, Trav What are the chances of a chain breaking, assuming the engine is maintained well? Not 100% help - but maybe 50%. Additionally, Pontiac announced a voluntary recall of Pontiac Vibes from years 2005 to 2008 for the same issue. That should trigger the 1349 cel but it seems that in your case it didn't. Better than nothing at all. Long story short, I get it towed to the dealership who tells me I have two dead cylinders caused by the timing chain slipping a gear and causing the pistons to smash the exhaust valves.