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03-01-2013 07:17 AM
tukaniSVT ^^ Agree. Many, including myself, have seen and felt the aftermath of a TBelt going out on our cars. Not a fun price for the wallet at all.

03-01-2013 12:16 AM
sleepyboy Considering that some of the Ford parts have failed some folks with less than 80k mi makes me think other wise. I have yet to hear about a Gates tensioner or idler pulley fail. To each their own though and go with what you feel is better for your car. Either way though it's not a good idea to wait on changing the t-belt on any SVT focus.
02-28-2013 11:05 PM
AlfPrev I would go with Tousley Ford
02-01-2013 06:54 AM
SrDudley Idk why you wouldn't just keep with motorcraft when you go through Steve over at tousley ford it's really not that bad of a price. Might as well keep everything ford no?? But each to their own...
01-31-2013 08:15 AM
sleepyboy I highly recommend you get a timing tool, for 30 bucks or less you can't go wrong though some have made a home made tool. I'd use the tool especially since you have a SVT. I've got the OTC tool and it works great and I have timed a zetec's and SVT's a dozen times with it, with great success.
01-31-2013 08:15 AM
SBK86 The cam tool and timing pin are definitely helpful and not that expensive. I bought it on amazon for $20 part number was OTC 6486. Same tools used in the non-SVT.
01-31-2013 08:06 AM
svtguy88 Thanks for the tips. I don't really need the water pump, but if I'm in there that deep already..

I'll probably end up shopping around, as suggested - either eBay or Amazon for the kit, and then I'll probably see what price I can get on the pump through a dealer (a friend is a mechanic at an independent shop and gets a discount).

The "cam locking tool" or whatever you want to call it -- required, or is the homemade tool good enough?
01-31-2013 08:00 AM
sleepyboy Check out Rockauto but also cross shop part numbers to find the best deal. I recommend the Gates brand. Any kit you get will most likely not have the water pump included you'll have to get that separate. I bought the gates water pump and it was identical to the stock one I pulled off.

This is the kit a I put on a local members SVT last month

Here are the water pumps as you can see they are identical.

Here is a pic when I did my timing belt in Ole' Yeller'. I bought the Gates Blue racing belt which I wouldn't recommend unless your doing a show car, it gets dirty rather quickly lol. Everything besides the t-belt was only 50 bucks if I remember right off of Rockauto 2-3 years ago when I bought everything. I had to piece together my own kit since I was using the blue belt and it doesn't come in a kit.

01-31-2013 07:56 AM
SBK86 Ordered my gates tck294B kit off amazon and I think the motorcraft waterpump off rockauto. The kit includes the belt, tensioner and pully.
01-30-2013 12:38 PM
FLYLOW Got all my parts on ebay. Every1 said ebay was crap and blah blah blah but its still running strong. Same exact gates TCK 294B kit u can buy anywhere else, it was like $95 shipped. No, it wasnt a 5 yr old kit left sitting on a shelf with a dried up belt. Water pump also ebay, it was ford oem, got it for $65 shipped. Check out my thread
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