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Old 03-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #74
trotskyite
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Location: West Des Moines, IA
What I Drive: 2002 SVTF ZX3 Ebony Black #0849

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New SVTF owner here and have a few questions about having my timing belt changed. the car has 115,000 miles and has likely never had it done by the service records, habits of previous owner. Anyway, after reading through the excellent How-To and watching it done on YouTube I've decided it's beyond my mechanical capabilities. Maybe not, but I don't want to take a chance. That means a Mechanic and here is where I have questions.

I have quotes from several shops. Some are national chains like CarX, some are larger shop local mechanics. They all have similar quotes and the Ford dealer is $200 more.

Question: What are your opinions of having this done at a dealer vs chain vs local?

Question: Do I need to tell them anything specific to the SVT to keep them from screwing anything up?

Any other advice on things I'm not thinking about here would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
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