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Isn't it funny that every car that is advertised on eBay with a broken cambelt always broke down either pulling out of the driveway or idling in traffic? You never see an advert saying "the cambelt broke at 7,000rpm overtaking a lorry on the B1234". Interesting...

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Isn't it funny that every car that is advertised on eBay with a broken cambelt always broke down either pulling out of the driveway or idling in traffic? You never see an advert saying "the cambelt broke at 7,000rpm overtaking a lorry on the B1234". Interesting...

Could quite possibly have been reversing off the drive in a "revving to 6 grand slipping clutch"kinda way too. I wouldn't have thought the engine speed would bear a huge amount of relation to damage done and repair work needed. If pistons hit valves it'd get messy whatever....

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Isn't it funny that every car that is advertised on eBay with a broken cambelt always broke down either pulling out of the driveway or idling in traffic? You never see an advert saying "the cambelt broke at 7,000rpm overtaking a lorry on the B1234". Interesting...

Someone more mechanically minded me suggested that probably is the case, in that at idle and low speed the firing is a bit more lumpy causing more stress on the belt. I know what I’m trying to say…

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Someone more mechanically minded me suggested that probably is the case, in that at idle and low speed the firing is a bit more lumpy causing more stress on the belt. I know what I’m trying to say…

Good point. But then the firing gets even more lumpy when you bounce off the rev limiter... It's true though that a lot of cambelts do go either on startup from cold or very shortly thereafter. I just think it's strange that I've never seen a single car on the Bay advertised as having had the belt go at high revs.

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Check this out!Heartache or arseache? You decide!!Item number 180205294536(sorry don't know how to do "links" I'm a complete moron/luddite)

Arseache for definite. I reversed into one of those a matter of months before I qualified for protected NCD. :x I'm 99% sure the Thema driver was drunk but I couldn't call the police out because I was 100% sure I had no tax or MOT. :oops:

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Corona mkII are sixes - all the ones ive seen are....lovely badges to prove it as well!

Apologies, yes, they were sixes, but surely not 3 litre as the listing suggests? Possibly down to ebay automatically filling the details in panel at the top?

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