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Old 04-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #21
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Just had mine done with 87,000 miles....it still looked ok probably could have made it over 100,000....but peace of mind...i did it early. Only thing the water pump had a tight spot in it...
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #22
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That's entirely bizzare...
The bookmark I have (which is exactly the link above) goes right to his document.
I suppose it's stored in my cache somewhere now, and that's why it comes up for me.

I hope he didn't take the instructions down off his site.
Lemme check a little more...

OK...checking...
Try this one:
http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/ZX3%20Pics/Focus%20Documentation/Ford%20Manual%20Files/Cam%20Timing.html

I don't know a lot about HTML, but it does appear there's something funky with that address.
I guess it's about time to get these instructions posted somewhere where we won't lose em.
For some reason the oringinal URL won't cut and paste.
I had the same expeince a few months back..I can't figure it out either
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #23
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i asked him for a link if its still up
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How about cost?

I am just a bit under 70,000 on my 03 svt. I really have been gentle on it in comparison to what a younger person would be. I have been thinking about doing it early but am not really concerned about it breaking knowing that I have not driven the crap out of it. I am curious though approximately what the dealership or a shop might charge for the job. Not sure if I want to tackle it on my own when the time comes. I am going to replace the drive belt soon so thought I would check the timing belt then.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:09 PM   #25
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Last I checked, it was 300 bucks from my local dealer to do it and 275 bucks from a local mechanic. Just labor no parts.

It isn't terribly hard, but also no easy either. You need the right tools and a bit of mechanical know how. Not at all like replacing your serpentine belt.

It took a buddy of mine and myself 3 times to get it right with no codes. FYI, the Timing tool helps TREMENDOUSLY!!!

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #26
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mine took me 2 tries to get rid over the over advanced VCT code....I just made sure when tightning and loosning the cam gears I did the VCT gear (intake) 2 times and it worked for me...I dident do anything diff from my first attempt rather than just play around with the intake cam gear a bit more but it worked for me and the cars running great....get the timing peg and bar it helps simplicate the process....and get some TORX
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mine was replaced at 140k with new ford tensioners and idlers...everything looked tight.
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Thanks Ray. That is about what I was thinking. Fortunately I have a while to think about and study up on it. I am not mechanically challenged, just haven't done much more than change brake pads, sensors etc for a long time.
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I need to change my timming belt. Does anyone sell a kit that comes with the ldler pullies and tensioner and water pump. I seen the kit's on ebay but are they junk? is everyone just buying there part's from the dealer? thanks
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I went all OEM on everything except the Gates blue belt....but gates makes a complete kit with a water pump....for like 100 bucks on rockauto.com its really up too you
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