longhorndude New Reader
Dec. 3, 2012 1:01 p.m.

If my timing belt went on my 97 miata are my valves damaged?

Apexcarver UberDork
Dec. 3, 2012 1:02 p.m.

Shouldn't be, Miata is non-interference.

DaveEstey SuperDork
Dec. 3, 2012 1:40 p.m.

Nope. Throw on a new belt and go.

mistanfo SuperDork
Dec. 3, 2012 3:37 p.m.

Not unless you were running RPM's high enough to float your valves. And I've never heard of that happening on a Miata.

Warren van Nus New Reader
Dec. 3, 2012 3:49 p.m.

One of the many reasons why Miata is always the answer. You can't break 'em.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Dec. 3, 2012 4:23 p.m.

I've floated valves and collapsed a lifter. Took me several years, though. Stock 1.6 valvetrain, 8000 rpm redline. They start to float around 7800 or so

longhorndude New Reader
Dec. 3, 2012 8:49 p.m.

muchos gracias amigos

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