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Old 03-13-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Timing belt change interval for Duratec 2.0L

I have a 2010 Ford Focus with the standard Duratec 2.0 liter engine (not the PZEV engine); it also has an automiatic transmission I know the car has a 100k mile tune-up, but when exactly should the timing belt be changed (like 90-100k)? The Manual says something that at 150k if the belts have not been changed, do them at that time... my concern is that would the timing belt make it that long??? I know for older Focus vehicles ,it was more like 60-80k.

So when should I consider changing the belt. I don't pull trailers or anything, but I do drive on the highway a lot more than the average driver (around 30-35k per year, so 90k/100k comes up sort of quickly for me).


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Old 03-13-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Congratulations on not having a timing belt! lol the Duratec (you have the 2.0) has a timing chain. Basically never needs changing.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:50 AM   #3
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^ What he said. I can't say you will never have to worry about changing your timing chain, but if your chain is bad, you have more problems. Drive it like you stole it and have fun along the way.
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Would that be the same for a 2009 SE with a PZEV engine as well?
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Would that be the same for a 2009 SE with a PZEV engine as well?
That would be the same for all 2.0 and 2.3 Duratecs
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Doing searching on google brought me here. Would you guys say that its safe to assume that the chain is good for 200k miles?
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Depends how you treat the motor:)
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Doing searching on google brought me here. Would you guys say that its safe to assume that the chain is good for 200k miles?
I cant say I've read about anyone here replacing their timing chain and I know I've read about several folks passing the 150k mile marks on their duratecs.

Id venture to say as long as the rest of the car has been taken care of, then the timing chain should be fine to 200k but of course your mileage may vary (as that saying goes)
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I'm at 149k miles on the 2.3... I guess we shall see how long this chain lasts. I only drive about 10k miles a year though so it should get me through college and till I can get a new car.
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