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Pontiac Sunfire: 2005 sunfire is the motor an interference

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2005 sunfire is the motor an interference motor? IE will a broken timing chain cause bent valves
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The 2.2 liter engine in the Sunfire is not officially listed as an interference engine. However I have learned through real world experience that if the chain breaks while driving, most of the time there is valve to piston contact and the valves do get bent. You can turn the engine over by hand with a broken or missing chain and there is no contact, but if the chain breaks with the engine running, there will be contact.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

You were right 2 sets of intake valves were bent


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