|01-22-2013 04:11 PM|
|Joelnaf||Awesome work! Just wondering how the belt broke in the first place? were you pushing it really hard or was it just a defect?|
|01-04-2013 10:59 PM|
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.
|01-04-2013 05:58 PM|
|Kal El||Glad to hear the car is back on the road.|
|01-04-2013 05:19 PM|
|upstater||Cool, nice work and good nothing else was damaged.|
|01-03-2013 05:40 PM|
|blue04svt||Nice job now to enjoy a job well done with a little cruise|
|01-02-2013 11:40 PM|
|mainest||Welcome back! Every SVT is worth saving, especially with less than 80 k. Good job, man.|
|01-02-2013 10:54 PM|
|01-02-2013 09:56 PM|
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...