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MEG Corporal
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A 1997 2.0 diesel? Don't you mean 1.8?

Yes, I think the valves usually bend.
 

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Turbo Boost Me!
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Oh yes the bend, Can do serious damage on a diesel engine when the belt goes

Bends the valve for definate

Can crack pistons and can snap the cam, That depends on how hard the engine was reving when it went though
 

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Big Megger
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Well mine went one my old one, didnt bend the valves though as far as im aware, needed some new buckets and shims in the head though (quite easy to change in my opinion). I have been told since though, I was very lucky. Have since got rid of that one and am on a newer car now.
 

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my belt went at max rpm on the 'private test track', 6 bent valve stems, one of the bent ones hammered so far into the guide that it had to be machined out, and it also sheared the woodruff key on the camshaft drive (which saved the camshaft).

Oh, and there were some nice valve shaped dents in the tops of the pistons.
 
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