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Tue Oct 17, 2006
12:21
The 1998 TDI Beetle showed up at the garage around 12:30am last night, and I took a brief look at it. We're almost certainly looking at internal engine damage. Without really tearing things apart, the timing belt cover won't come off all the way, but I could pull it back enough to tell that there was no tension on the timing belt at all. I couldn't tell whether the belt itself had broken, or if the tensioner had failed. At any rate, this is an interference engine so it'll be nothing short of a miracle if there is no serious damage to the internals. The next step is to pull the head and take a look at the grizzly aftermath of a timing belt failure.

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