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Old 11-05-2010, 12:03 PM   #101
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Roper dope it..

Here's a little trick to try when one needs to hold a engine for a no turn over. Pull any plug from the head and cram a piece of nylon rope down in the hole. Probably takes 6-10'' to lock the piston from rotating over! That will hold a thousand pounds of muscle. Good luck, pull the rope out when finished,reinstall the plug. Simple and no busted knuckles!!lol.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:37 PM   #102
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Get a torque wrench. When you're dealing with anything critical on the engine (what could be more critical than a crank bolt?), and you're told a torque, there's a reason for it. If you don't torque the bolt down tight enough, the bolt could come loose due to vibration, and the timing belt goes nuts and you might lose the engine.

I'd get (and I have) a torque wrench.
Yeah I know, just asking because in the original post the guy didn't mention the torque of the bolts, reading all the week of this and Ill be asking to the dealership to see how much they want for the job, and if they want more than 300 dlls, screw them Ill be doing this thing myself, the only problem will be the tools, but with the 300 I can easily buy the tools that I need and they stay there for any other service or repair that need to do, don't trust the mechanics around here, I bet no one here has done a timing belt for a SVTF or even know that they need a special tool for the job, don't know why I have that feeling, maybe I am wrong...
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:44 PM   #103
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I'm really dreading this on my girls SVT...
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Here's a little trick to try when one needs to hold a engine for a no turn over. Pull any plug from the head and cram a piece of nylon rope down in the hole. Probably takes 6-10'' to lock the piston from rotating over! That will hold a thousand pounds of muscle. Good luck, pull the rope out when finished,reinstall the plug. Simple and no busted knuckles!!lol.
...and hope to God you don't bend a valve while doing this, right?
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:02 AM   #105
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Yeah I know, just asking because in the original post the guy didn't mention the torque of the bolts, reading all the week of this and Ill be asking to the dealership to see how much they want for the job, and if they want more than 300 dlls, screw them Ill be doing this thing myself, the only problem will be the tools, but with the 300 I can easily buy the tools that I need and they stay there for any other service or repair that need to do, don't trust the mechanics around here, I bet no one here has done a timing belt for a SVTF or even know that they need a special tool for the job, don't know why I have that feeling, maybe I am wrong...
I think it all comes down to this simple question: do you value time over money? For me a timing belt job would be a long weekend deal, simply because I am less than confident when doing a new repair that I've never done myself before. If you feel the time/money works out, go for it.
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Bend a valve? I guess thats a possibility. But doing it for 37 yrs. without bending a valve must be pure luck on my part ? Nylon rope bending valves, I think not!
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"...a thousand pounds of muscle" applied to an obstructed cylinder (I don't care if it's nylon, steel, aluminum, water, whatever) is a recipe for disaster.

You've apparently been very lucky. That's like saying you've been running out into the street without looking for 37 years, and haven't been hit by a car yet.
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I think it all comes down to this simple question: do you value time over money? For me a timing belt job would be a long weekend deal, simply because I am less than confident when doing a new repair that I've never done myself before. If you feel the time/money works out, go for it.
Yeah, I know money this days is always an issue, I don't mind spend a whole weekend working on the car to get it right. The SVTF has been sitting in my house for the past 5 months so time its not a problem, the tools are, lets see what happen in a couple of weeks when I start to organize all to do the job...
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B3NN3TT....Do you even know how an engine works. Take cyllinder # one, bring it up on its compression is nearing TDC, BOTH VALVES ARE CLOSED! Emagine that. I think that allows the fuel to ignite along with some air to produce what they call a power stroke.All I said was it was the procedure that I have used for my snowmobiles,lawnmowers,aircraft engines,etc. If you feel that you are more comfortable with another system, feel free to use it. I have no problem with mine!
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Do you guys think that a dude who did a Timing Belt for a regular ZETEC can do the job for the SVT ZETEC without a problem?
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