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I have a 2009 Mitsubishi lancer 2.0 litre and the timing

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I have a 2009 Mitsubishi lancer 2.0 litre and the timing belt broke while running. is the engine ruined?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

This engine has a timing chain not a timing belt so yes the likely hood that there is internal damage is very high. Pull the head and take a look, run a bore scope down the spark plug holes and look for piston to valve contact and you can always remove the cams and run a leak down test. Any of those will tell you if it is worth putting a chain on to check compression.

Sorry for the bad news, please let me know what further questions you have

Thank you