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Old 21 Jul 2009, 08:40 am
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Default Valves and Pistons

I read this where someone asked this question and someone answered. I will paste below. After reading that would you think that's a correct answer?

I got a question for thoose who have gotten there timing belt changed. Are the pistons far enough away from the valves to not hit in a 2002 Pt cruiser.

The 2.4 Liter used in the PT Cruiser is a non interference engine which means if it breaks it won't damage the engine.

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Old 21 Jul 2009, 09:56 am
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The valves won't hit the pistons, but the valves can hit each other....
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 12:35 pm
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Default Re: Valves and Pistons

Originally Posted by quicksilverdon View Post
The valves won't hit the pistons, but the valves can hit each other....
Yep. So it's actually still an interference engine but in a different way. A friend of mine runs a parts store here and in the 100's of timing belts he's sold for the 2.4, mine and two others were the only ones that he has seen that didn't connect.
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