Take the cylinder head off and you can count the bent valves and check if it has split any pistons or liners. There is no other way to check the damage unless you have a bore scope.
Not if your taking the head off. When you look at the head it will be quite obvious as you will see your 4 valves per cylinder and the spark plug.that was my thinking as i have not much to lose, were thinking about getting another engine if it is gonna cost a few hundred anyway so therefore nothing to lose, im doing a course in mechanics but not quite got to this yet so might give it a shot anyway.
will i need a bore scope to see if there is any damage at all?
I would give it 4-5 hours for a first timer, thats if your fairly competent with a spanner. the main thing is taking your time, double checking what to do and remembering where everything goes (labelling helps).ah right no bother so if i follow instuctions for removing the head i will be able to see what damage has been done and then go from there on what ill do next. any ideas roughly how long the head would take to remove? a few hours?
thanks again for all your help
I always suggest this too but get beaten up on here for mentioning it...I always suggest setting up the timing before removing the head, put a cambelt on it and do a compression test to give you a idea which cylinders valves are bent, you never know luck just might be on your side
Not really. Id google for some images on what exactly bent valves look like, some may be obvious but others can not always be seen by somebody not knowing what to look for. It may just help you for when you get the head off.thanks for all advice, im guessing nothing else i can do to check before taking head off?
Ill not get onto it untill saturday as need to get the car to my parents house,
my dad works in a garage so hes got all tools ill probably need at there house.
Its anoyying waiting about though when the car is just sitting there lol