bent valves on 95 SL1

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Sandra Ries, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Sandra Ries

    Sandra Ries Guest

    I just bought (as is) a 95 SL1. I won't bore you with the long story
    (involving my own 95 SL2, a hail storm, 3 states and Ebay :). The
    happy ending is that my own beloved SL2 no longer has hail damage!

    Back to the SL1 (SOHC) - it has 99K miles and bent valves.

    I want to know:
    1) What might cause bent valves?
    2) Is it commom in Saturns?
    3) Should I worry about it in my SL2 (DOHC)?

    Sandra Ries, Aug 27, 2003
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  2. Sandra Ries

    BANDIT2941 Guest

    I want to know:
    The only thing that really causes the valves to get bent is if the timing chain
    either breaks or get so loose that the chain skips a couple teeth on the
    sprocket. Generally this doesn't happen without warning(clattering sound of the
    chain getting loose). So I wouldn't worry about it until you hear some weird

    BANDIT2941, Aug 28, 2003
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