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This is why you should stop your engine if you land in a gravel pit



  2 x Clio 172
Just a quick one to help you save your engine.
One of my customers ended up in the gravel on a track session and his car started to run like crap. He carried on despite the spluttering and poor performance.
By time he got home the car barely ran.

Here's what I found
(Stone had got into the timing belt cover and danced with the sprockets)
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Timing was out on both cams by roughly 20degrees .
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If you hit the gravel and stall best to wait for recovery.

Fortunately new belt kits and retimed no serious damage done.
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