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Old 10-13-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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Went to have my UDP installed

I went to a local speed shop, where I know the owner to have my UDP installed.

He looks at my pulleys, which are Focus Central, and tells me within a year these will break.

He then goes on to tell me that this is a 2.5 hour job, and that if it is off just a click so will my timing, resulting in a busted head, which could end up costing me over $1000.

He tells me not to put this product on my car, saying it is not worth the minimal gains. He then says, that if I insist on putting it on, it will cost me $150 worth of labor.

Is this a load of bullshit?


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Old 10-13-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Yea. The Zetec is a non-interferance engine, so you could completely screw up the timing, and your head will be okay (granted the engine won't run).

A one pulley UDP is like a 30min job. A 2 piece kit should only be like an hour.

(maybe he read about the PZEV 2.3l, being an interferance engine, if the timing is off, could break the head.)
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Old 10-13-2003, 05:15 PM   #3
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wow me and my dad installed 2 piece UDP in whew an hour. It's been 4 months and everything is fine i keep checking the water pump pulley but ya it's all good.
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Don't know if this is any consilation but I had UDP put on my Mustang more than 2 years ago. Never have had a problem with the car and is one of the best performance upgrades I did on my mustang.
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Old 10-13-2003, 05:27 PM   #5
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Thought so, I wonder what this guy's deal was.
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Old 10-13-2003, 05:33 PM   #6
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hes full of crap... i had it put on at a shop and it took 45 minutes max... thats the fc pulley kit too. they are doing great so far.
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Didn't someone post this in a thread somewhere ..?
"Isn't the weight of the stock crank 3 pounds to keep the crank balanced?"

Other than that, check out this webpage with UDP information.
Shows and explains the benefit of having a smaller crank pully.
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A 2.5 hour job is a load of crap, I helped my friend install a UDP on his ranger and it only took us an hour and neither of us had done it before. The hardest thing was figuring out how the tensioner thing worked, lol... my dad had to show us that but now that we've done it, it would prolly take half the time or less.
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:53 PM   #9
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Well, all of this is very interesting.

Looks like I will be going somewhere else.
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tom posted about the udp a while back, it doesnt throw off the harmonic balance of the engine. the guy ur talking about kinda took it out of proportion though. and i cant believe it took him 2.5 hours to put it on, hope he wasnt just rackin labor charges, in total on the pulleys there is 4 bolts that need to be removed and put back on, then u just hang the belt. the last fc udp i did took 35 minutes with jacking the car up, tire removal, splashgaurd.. etc.
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