I have a 1984 Olds Firenza. It picked up a rock in the timing belt which loosened and maybe caused the belt to skip. I have realigned the timing marks to the specks, but it idles rough and dies after short while. I am sick thinking the engine may be ruined. I'm unsure when this possible (skip) took place, I noticed roughness when exiting freeway then car stalled at stop sign. Is there anything that can be done to put this back in proper running order?
Well, sounds like you have confirmed what my fears were. A valve job would be beyond my experience. But the car has sentimental value to me, four of my little girls learned to drive in this car. So I must try to makerepairs needed, when I can make time. Thank you for your input, and I'm sure I will be calling in for help at that time.