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ive fitted a timing belt which is 1 tooth out have i bent

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ive fitted a timing belt which is 1 tooth out have i bent the vales.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Alex replied 5 years ago.
Hello. My name is Alex and I'll be assisting you with your question.

One-tooth-off won't bend the valves even if you run the engine. The engine would just run poorly. You'll just need to re-install the timing belt in the correct position and it should be fine.