Broken Timing Belt

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by unix-freak, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    My daughter's (mine) Integra GSR VTEC timing belt broken while she
    tried to drive the overheated car home. After I tore it down, the
    water pump was pretty much ceased up which caused the broken belt.
    After swapping the belt, I can tell that it's hurting on compression
    (belt valves/pistons).

    I'm pulling the head. Any ideas what kind of money to have these heads
    unix-freak, Aug 10, 2004
  2. I think after pulling the car's head I would pull off the daughter's head
    for driving the car home while overheated.
    CaptainKrunch, Aug 10, 2004
  3. unix-freak

    Mista Bone Guest

    Mine wanna just fine a whole GSR motor and swap it in, Like the main/rod
    bearings were damaged.

    Expect to pay $3500-4000 for the motor, plus install fees of you have
    someone else do the labor.
    Mista Bone, Aug 10, 2004
  4. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    Yeah the sad part about it is, I taught the daughter to pay attention to
    guages (not put pics of boyfriend in front of guage cluster)...and to shut
    the car off immediately if overheating, knocking....etc.

    When she pulled into the gas station to add coolant to the overheated
    engine, had she called me then I would still have a running vtec. She's the
    one without a car I guess she'll learn.
    unix-freak, Aug 10, 2004
  5. Something to keep in mind when someone suggests not changing the water
    pump when you do the TB.
    Gordon McGrew, Aug 11, 2004

  6. Dare we ask, is this a *teenage* daughter by any chance?

    In a GS-R?
    Gordon McGrew, Aug 11, 2004
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    SoCalMike Guest

    id stick a foot right up her ass. then id make her get a job to pay for
    the repair. then id make her keep the job and buy her own POS to wreck.
    insurance, too.
    SoCalMike, Aug 11, 2004
  8. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    She is and it is.
    unix-freak, Aug 12, 2004
  9. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    sticking foot us a** was concidered, but that would be abuse...
    As far as the other, she paid her own insurance and as the car
    sits...she knows that if she wants it back, she has to pay the repairs
    plus the cost of the car.
    She was actually thinking that she could get it back for free (only
    pay for the repairs). Where do these teenagers get this stuff from?
    unix-freak, Aug 12, 2004
  10. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    Yeah that's nuts not to do the WP while doing the belt.

    I'd never pay that kind of money for a repair. That's why I do it all myself.
    unix-freak, Aug 12, 2004
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    Caroline Guest

    So what's the problem?

    The point is she's paying for her own mistakes.

    You raised a good kid.
    Indeed. No one here ever lost money to a mistake before, especially while being
    a teenager, I bet...

    My personal vote is to make the girl change the oil, air filter, plugs,
    distributor cap, and rotate tires, the next three times each is due. Include
    homework on the cost of DIY vs. having the shop do it. Follow this with a
    written test on the car's engine's operation. Minimum passing grade: 100%.
    (Screw grade inflation.)

    Soon she'll be taking care of your cars when you're in the nursing home and too
    stooped to bend over, much less check the oil dipstick. ;-)
    Caroline, Aug 12, 2004
  12. (cringes) Blond?
    Gordon McGrew, Aug 15, 2004
  13. unix-freak

    unix-freak Guest

    How did you know? (LOL)...actually not naturally...but in this case applies.

    Anyhow...I just did a compression check and I'm getting 120 to 150 lbs on 3
    cylinders ...but unfortunately only 60 on the 4th. Time to pull the head.
    unix-freak, Aug 15, 2004
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    Mark Guest

    Just is your daughter that chooses your nursing home!!!!
    Mark, Aug 19, 2004
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