Well I see with the New Year the car is up to its old tactics. There goes my timing belt, Again! If a timing belt fails completely, the entire engine will grind to a halt and the car will become inoperable.
In a worst case scenario, the valves and pistons may drive themselves into the camshaft and become hopelessly bent or broken. There is usually very little warning before timing belts fail, so now I’m not only dealing with just changing the belt but also the valves because you guessed it they got bent.
What a day!