Originally Posted by klrfoucs
is changing the timing chain and lashing the valves a weekend garage mechanic type of job? ive changed many older ford and chevy v8 timing chains but never something this new.. im a little nervous to get into it then f something up... i have 104k on my 08 and i drive the piss out of it so im sure its needing one at this time. im guessing if i had it apart i could easily install cams as well?
You could do it in a weekend, get a book and map it out. The haynes manual doesn't tell you much though its only good for pictures. but you will need a need a new crankshaft bolt because its not keyed and u should not reuse the old one. I personally would not change the timing chain till about 200K, because its not a belt and the chains last a bit longer. I havent read a post yet about the newer foci jumping timing.