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i have the ultimate problem. My 2005 diesel CRV's timing chain has broken and the current garage I have put it with have refused to fix it. They say it is beyond economic repair, expensive strip down etc. Mileage is 125000 and it has been a very good runner. What do folk think?
 

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Two items come to my mind:

1. first contemplate how much this vehicle is worth
2. and consider getting a second opinion.
 

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Broken timing chain in a diesel?

Devastating internal damage is likely...

Let us know what the outcome is.
 

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It depends on the model and engine design whether or not severe damage occurs during a timing chain failure. Did the engine seize up when it occurred? You could try calling another garage as another poster suggested but if your garage is telling you it's too expensive to fix, it probably is. Why don't you ask them for a ballpark estimate of what they think it will cost?
 

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It depends on the model and engine design whether or not severe damage occurs during a timing chain failure.
It's a diesel wit 22:1 compression ratio.

Chance of catastrophic internal damage is 99.999%.

Diesels are not like '90's non-interference engines (had a timing belt break on a '91 Civic DX @ 42K - no damage).

I agree to get a ballpark estimate and a second opinion.

Heck, could a donor engine be found in a wrecked CR-V somewhere?
 

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Moved to diesel section.

Best suggestion without spend many quid is remove an injector and poke a camera in. Chances are you'll see indentations of valves in the heads.
At this point, engine is toast.
 

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Watch Eric the car guy on 'you tube' he says he has done more than one by looking at the chain and turning by hand with
a spanner on crankshaft.if it will do this without jamming or noise.replace the chain.If the pistons are ok ,you could get a recon head.It all depends on what value you put on an 05 Honda crv that you obviously have feelings for.
 
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