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Can engine run with one timing belt broken? (2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti)

Can a v-6 or v-8 engine with double overhead cams still run, albeit poorly, with one timing belt broken? Or, is it really injurious to continue to run the engine to limp into a service location? Is AAA the only answer?


It is VERY injurious to run with only one cam belt. You will go from a very expensive repair to a HUGE repair assuming it doesn’t just lock up solid. TOW it. You have a Ferrari, it is no stranger to the roll-back.

I kind of question the Ferrari part. What Ferrari owner does not know if they have a 6 or an 8 when the standard engine was a 5.7L V12?
Plus indicated AAA, towing is free.