Broken Timing belt, possible valve damage?
9/87 325 I 163,436 miles
Last winter on a really cold day I attempted to start this vehicle and it broke the timing belt.
The engine never started but it did turn over a number of times with the starter.
I am well aware of the fact that this is an interference engine but I have little actual experience around this particular engine. What's the consensus out there among those that have in fact worked on this engine.
Replace the belt and hope or pull the head?
I apologize if this is a redundant posting but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer.
Is it possible for the valve and engine to survive a broken belt or not?
If I replace the belt and the valve are in fact bent do I risk further engine damage?
Any and all assistance that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.