renault megane timing belt - elvedhel
I have a 02 reg 16 valve 1.6 renault megane fidji.
driving home tonight i heard a kinda pop noise and lost all power to the engine, brake failure etc. managed to pull over pretty quickly ( i was on the M25 crossing qe2 bridge at the time doing around 50 i guess.
anyway RAC came out and to cut a long story short was told timing belt has gone.
so the questions are as follows
is the engine interference or non interference as i gather this could make a difference to repair costs.
im a total car noob and no nothing about engines etc.
what would be the best and worst case scenario on cost of repairs to this.
Its been one nightmare afater another , the car was brought from a dealers only in may 06 and had nothing but problems ( air con, constant wiper failure etc) but the car only came with 3 months warranty so im out of luck in that department. Th cars on HP so not even a quarter paid for, moneys tight especially just after xmas so this is the last thing i need.
so any help as to what this is gonna cost me so i dont get ripped off would be greatly appreciated
renault megane timing belt - Dynamic Dave
Could be wrong. but I think you'll find that most if not all 16V engines (of any manufacturer) are interference engines.
renault megane timing belt - braindead
sorry but it is an interference(arm and leg)type engine
est 700+

renault megane timing belt - Mike H
I have a 1996 8v 1.4 megane which I bought a few months after the belt had gone...cost the previous owner about £550 to fix up.
renault megane timing belt - lolingram
I have a 02 reg 16 valve 1.6 renault megane fidji.
driving home tonight i heard a kinda pop noise and lost
all power to the engine, brake failure etc. managed to pull
over pretty quickly


Mileage out of interest?
 

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