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01-30-2015 01:54 AM
Originally Posted by e6bill View Post
Just ordered the Massive tool kit from Amazon, $30. Now on to parts gathering.
Did the same:

On order are:
Belt Tensioner
Drive belt
Thermostat Housing
Water Pump
Timing Belt Component Kit
Idler Pulley
Temperature Sender
Valve Cover Gasket
massive timing tool

01-30-2015 01:52 AM
MarsSVTF Hey i took a second look at my timing belt and i noticed it had a part number on on it and FORD and then GATES written on in. Does gates make the OEM belts for ford?
01-24-2015 08:59 PM
e6bill Just ordered the Massive tool kit from Amazon, $30. Now on to parts gathering.
01-23-2015 05:22 PM
sailor 2 idler kit covers all possibilities, you'll only use the one that fits/matches (two sizes).

Order up the timing tool kit from Massive, not terribly expensive & definitely necessary to get it right.
01-23-2015 05:13 PM
MarsSVTF Quick question, i'm ordering some parts, do i need the kit with the 1 Tensioner, 2 Idlers? O the 1 Tensioner, 1 Idlers
01-23-2015 05:12 PM
Blue5ive A couple years ago local Ford dealer quoted me $1200 to do just timing belt, tensioner and idler and they would need the car at least 2 days.
01-23-2015 05:09 PM
sailor That's more than double typical prices I've seen posted, how many repairs included in that? (water pump? complete serpentine including tensioner/idler?)

What's the shop rate up to in that area?
01-23-2015 02:42 PM
MarsSVTF Ford told me it would take 10hrs and cost $1785!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-23-2015 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by MarsSVTF View Post
I have a question, do you think this belt will last a few more thousand miles?

I inspected it real well and did not see and serious cracking, i did see some very tiny almost microscopic cracks, i just need to make it till its no longer 20F out and snowing and ice to do the job my self. I would even pay to have it done but here on long island - NYC this job could cost who knows.. $800? Hey, anyone in my area with a warm shop willing to do this for me? How much? :-) LOL
Mine looked worse. Had tiny cracks across the belt. So I think you're ok for now. Just be careful. Don't beat on it. Just in case
01-23-2015 01:33 AM
fitzy89 I'm not the most experienced with these but I would think it looks perfectly fine for now. Mine was in considerably worse shapes with visible cracks all the way around it and it got me through 20k miles since I noticed it, who knows how long it was like it.

As soon as you are able to it's best to get it done though, especially in the cold weather could make it more likely to break but it looks in good enough condition at the moment so you should be fine.
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