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Old 09-05-2010, 09:08 PM   #91
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2days? This should take around 4 hours. I have the directions form the Ford work shop manual if you need them.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #92
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I hope it doesn't take 2 days to do this. I've just got to get off my backside and get it done.
My biggest concern is getting the bolt on the front of the crank loose, guess I could use one of my break over bars and try the crank the engine trick is it won't come loose.
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Timing Belt replacement

Great Write up! Could use a little more info on the timing pin as some may not understand the need for it.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:39 AM   #94
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I just did the belt on my SVT yesterday - took 2 hours at a leisurely pace. I'd never done one before.

The only thing that ALMOST threw me is the timing marks on the crank pulley. The illustrations all show these huge V-shaped notches in the rim of the pulley. But in all actuality, mine looked almost like they were just damaged spots on the very edge, like some thing hit the pulley and left a tiny nick in it. Once I figured it out, that THOSE were actually the timing marks, it all made sense.
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write ups like this save the day. I just bought a ZX2 real cheap because it had a broken timing belt. The owner said that it couldn't be fixed that easily. A little more than an hour, the owner was pissed when I started it and drove off.
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Take your time, bag parts, take pics, I even do a journal if i think it will take longer than 2 days, old age is setting in.
Yeah it won't take 2 days to do this. I was just adding what I do. Sometimes life will interrupt your work. That's when pics, bagging parts and a journal can help.
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Seems to be a lot of people fighting with the crank bolt. If you have a manual trans there is a very easy way. Leave the car on the ground or jack up just enough that you can fit under it (if you have an SVT like I do) without the tires leaving the ground. Put the car in 5th or 6th (ha! SVT!) gear. Have someone step on the brakes and muscle up. Definitely wasn't the hardest bolt I've had to break lose. Did it with just a 3/4in wrench over a ratchet.

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I just used an impact gun... zip! Crank bolt off.
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What about the torque of the bolts, the manual marks specifically torque for each bolt, do I need necessary a torque wrench or I can do it with a normal ratchet?
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What about the torque of the bolts, the manual marks specifically torque for each bolt, do I need necessary a torque wrench or I can do it with a normal ratchet?
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.
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