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#1 Old 11-29-2006, 05:18 PM
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1998 Neon Interference Engine?

I'm looking a potential good deal on a 98 with a broken timing belt. Does anyone know if this has an interference engine? (obviously that makes a big difference as to whether its a good deal or not).

If there is more than one engine for that year, please let me know. I'm not sure what this has.

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Yep sure is.
Probably some bent valves in that puppy.

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All 2.0L engines were interference engines (i.e. all neon engines). If the timing belt goes, so do the valves... If you're lucky the valves wont damage the head or the pistons too much.

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i had the same thing happin to me (95 sohv 2.0) and luckly nothing hit. but it is a pain to get to the belt. have fun
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#5 Old 03-08-2007, 06:06 AM
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You can bet something is messed up in teh motor Valves,pistons ect. The only way to tell is to take it apart and have a look see. Good Luck

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that was the first thing i did. in my mind i tought it hit but when i took the head of not a mark anywhere to be found
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