ok the 2.4 is freewheeling which means there is provisions for valve to piston clearance, However Valve to Valve interference can occur if cams are rotated independently. bad day for valves
no other damage internaly
were you booting it? just driving along? or did it break at idle?
myself id gamble and see if it warrants a teardown first
slap a new belt on it and see if theres cylinder pressure
im assuming you dont get dirty? or know someone who does?
at those prices I could get a whole motor&trans, and a new set of tires.
Heck you could probably buy a van with a good motor
not that the 2.4 isnt good just yours might not be
Last edited by hemi4spd; 12-21-2010 at 08:34 PM.