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Old 06-11-2010, 07:00 AM   #76
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Posted via FF Mobile Needs to come off for timing check & set. Making your own marks to "cheat" by replacing belt without checking & resetting timing as needed could be done, but Ford wanted near perfect timing, not just close - so they made it possible through their adjustable sprockets. One small oops and you`re off quite a bit, is it wort chancing that? Plus you would probably have a harder time getting it close by the "cheat" of not checking the cams than by doing it right. Your call, if not VERY experienced and knowledgeable don`t even THINK of trying your own method....really not worth it...
Just checking I was told that valve covers didn't have to come off and I needed that confirmation.

Would the timming need to be set and or checked if just replacing the belt that hasn't broke or lost teeth yet ?

Thanks Sir....
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