Q: Timing chain breakage

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So the car I want to but the timing chain broke and I just want to know if it still worth the buy or not?

If your timing chain broke then your engine will have internal damage to the valves and possible piston damage. You may have to replace the entire engine or at least both cylinder heads. The costs of repairs may exceed vehicle’s value.

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