Does anybody know the Rover K-series engine? particularly if the valves are clear of the piston crown in the event of a cam-belt snap.
i realise it's not exactly motorsport, but the cam-belt went on my rover metro the other day & i'm quite sure i didn't hear any smashing of valves. but i've fitted a new belt, done the timing to the book & it only turns over, maybe firing one cylinder.
is it likely that it is a valve thing or are there any other issues with broken belts i've overlooked- i cleaned the plugs up as best i could but would they likely need replacing? (don't want to take the head off unless i have to)
it's a 1.1 carburetted k-series, the car is 1992 model. both crank & camshaft turned ok manually- nothing untoward.
any advice much appreciated.