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Old 01-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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2002 Sonic Blue SVT Back to life...

Well Boys and Girls...just thought i would send an update...

After 2.5 months my SVT focus Roars back to life...

It was not that bad boys...from what i hear and read here about the dreaded Timing Belt break, granted i did have to put a new head on but it came apart put it to TDC then bolted it all back together with a bunch of new hardware and after everything i closed my eyes and turned the key to hear it puuuuurrrrrrrr like a kitten...

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has posted helpful threads here though i did use plenty of them for reference and ya...Right on...were back from the dead...

only 79k on her and lots of life left in her...

Lets the good times roll...


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Old 01-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Welcome back! Every SVT is worth saving, especially with less than 80 k. Good job, man.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Nice job now to enjoy a job well done with a little cruise
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Cool, nice work and good nothing else was damaged.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Glad to hear the car is back on the road.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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No, there were a few tiny nicks in the top of the pistons where you could see the tapping of the valves on the exhaust side but nothing serious enough to denote repairing more...

I was able to find a good low mileage used head on craigslist and cleaned it up and installed it and put all new idlers, tensioners, belts, waterpump, and a full gasket kit for everything and bolted it all back together. and she roared to life...

its been 3 days now seems to run real smooth and no problems as of yet.
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Awesome work! Just wondering how the belt broke in the first place? were you pushing it really hard or was it just a defect?
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