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Old 08-30-2000, 07:28 AM
Steve190E 2.3 Steve190E 2.3 is offline
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I am considering buying a 1988 300E that had the timing chain break. It is currently at a Ford dealership, and they said that it bent 8 rods. Obviously they don't know anything. They said it needs a new motor ($6000). I can buy the car quite cheap, but was wondering what kind of damage would the chain do if it broke. Is the 300E motor a zero tolerance motor? I am assuming that it bent the valves. If I pulled the head and got it repaired would that more than likely fix the problem?
Thanks in advance. (This forum is super informative)
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