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12-06-2012 07:51 PM
sleepyboy You don't EVER want the belt to jump time in a SVT. It's a interference motor which means the valves could hit the pistons and cause all sorts of problems you don't want. On the normal zetec it can jump time and even throw the belt off and it will be ok 99% of the time due to it not being a interference motor. Though I wouldn't recommend doing that.
12-06-2012 07:11 PM
scoutout just changed the belt. i knew i was getting close to replacement
12-06-2012 07:07 PM
nate4027 You said timing, does that mean changed the belt or did the belt get so bad it jumped time?
12-06-2012 09:53 AM
apagios I was driving around on a bad right side ball joint for a long time. On left hand curves as suspension load increased @ about halfway compressed the ball joint would slip, my wheel would instantly tweek to much more toe in, and totally screw the balance of the car, from nuetral to oversteer mid corner in an instant.

I was driving very conservatively for a while before I had time to pull the LCAs, drill the rivets and put a nice set of Moog ball joints in.

Replaced my ball joints and am loving it again! Great feeling when your car feels new again
12-06-2012 03:08 AM
ChrisRobin Yep... just installed new 18" wheels and tires, all nice and balanced... feels awesome...
12-04-2012 08:54 PM
sleepyboy Clutch went out. I believe I got the wrong slave cylinder for it from Rockauto. It's identical to the MTX's the only difference is the inside bore size. The MTX's is slightly bigger so it let transmission fluid leak out on the clutch at higher revs and when on the highway. It could only take 9 months of that before finally failing. So I been having to drive Ole' Yeller' which is fine and dandy except it was supposed to be going under the knife for a rebuild while I drive the SVT, but I had to bring it back into daily driver service again. Works been very slow for me this year on top of other things so it's just been sitting for the past few months.
12-04-2012 08:48 PM
Originally Posted by sleepyboy View Post
Gotta love that SVT powah! Which just reminds me how much I miss mine..
what happened to it?
12-04-2012 08:43 PM
sleepyboy Gotta love that SVT powah! Which just reminds me how much I miss mine..
12-04-2012 08:23 PM
OrangeSVTguy Yeah it was night and day for me too when I did my timing belt @ 117k.
12-04-2012 08:13 PM
scoutout Over the year I've had it never had full power. It was like I was driving away in a brand new car.
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