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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 AM   #21
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Timing belts should be changed between 60k and 120k miles, but I've known cases where the belt has gone for 150k. In the SVT, that would be dangerous because it is an interference engine meaning that if the timing belt breaks, pistons will contact the valves, and the engine will be destroyed. That is why this is important. On an SVT, nobody should go over 100k without a new timing belt, and the belt should be inspected every 25k thereafter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #22
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Parts for Foci are cheap. Dumb cheap.

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im gonna be gettin a fresh timing belt thanks for the info guys. whether i or a shop does it is still a question. do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump?
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im gonna be gettin a fresh timing belt thanks for the info guys. whether i or a shop does it is still a question. do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump?
Nope, I didn't do mine with the belt and that was almost 20k miles ago. If you have a higher mile engine it might not be a bad idea. I had about 50k on the engine then.

Parts cost isn't too bad, and parts are a lot cheaper through Steve at Tousley Ford. He also makes finding the correct parts for these cars easier.
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anyone know any good writups on changing the timing belt
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