Please can someone advise me, I have a 316is -E46, been told that the timing guide has snapped! What are the chances of the pistons being damaged, would I be better off just buying a new used engine. The car has done only 63000 miles, It's a 2002.
Thanks. If the valves are damaged/bent can you get these replaced for minimal cost? Can the vehicle run without replacing the damaged ones? It needs a new timing guide, if it needs valves changed will there be a lot of other potential parts damaged?
Because I was going slow at time I hoped it would not have done much. thanks