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Old 09-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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we did my belt in 3 hrs. with a lot of BS talking.

the bar and pin were making it a PITA, so before we took the belt off we made two dots on the cams with white out.

we didnt even loosen the cams. once the new belt was back on top dead center, we turned it by hand like 15 times and the dots lined up every time it made a full rotation.

ive been driving the car for 5-6k miles since then and all has been good, pulls good, no CEL.

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Yea I've heard that method also. Thats how honda timing belts are. there are marks on the gear, adn the top of the head, and that tells you when you are straight up. Will just have to make mine that way on the SVT.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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this sounds like a PITA
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:13 AM   #13
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Doing the timing belt isn't that bad. Just make sure you have the ford tool, you can get it on c-f-m. It can be done in about an hour or just above an hour.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Doing the timing belt isn't that bad. Just make sure you have the ford tool, you can get it on c-f-m. It can be done in about an hour or just above an hour.
Yea I had planned on getting most of the stuff from C-F-M. hopefully it goes smoothly
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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Well I just did the Thermostat housing yesterday did the CFM Revised housing, with a stock replacement thermostat, and no issues with the install, but, now the water temp hovers around 200, instead of the 190 it was at with the stock one. (I look at it on my ScanGauge) There is no leaks at all. The only thing I'm thinking is air in the system. I let it get to temperature with Expansion Tank cap off, and its at the max mark. Any other ideas? I've taken it on a few longer drives and still the same.
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I did mine my self it's not bad granted I had access to a hoist but still get the kit it will guide you through the process if not I know their are step by steps on here
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just have a shop do it, that way if by any chance something is wrong with the timing, its not on your hands or wallet.
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If you're going to go to a shop, make sure they know what they are doing. The timing belt job isn't as bad as some people make it sound. If you take your time it can be done in your garage easy enough.
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Yup i also just did my timing belt last week. Not that bad of a job and i was dreading it too. Just make sure you mark the cam gears with tippex and the crank pulley on the top. When the belt is on turn the engine a few times and if your marks line up you will be 100% on your way!
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I will get to the timing belt, but in the mean time, I need to figure out why after I changed the thermostat, and the housing, it now runs 10 hotter than it did before.
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