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View Poll Results: When did you change your timing belt?
below 80,000 39 25.83%
80,000-85,000 12 7.95%
85,000-90,000 12 7.95%
90,000-95,000 11 7.28%
95,000-100,000 22 14.57%
100,000-120,000 37 24.50%
more than 120,000 18 11.92%
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:56 PM   #191
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I am still wanting to do mine but have no one around to help me with it. I am a little under 88k for mileage but worry that the timing belt is 10 years old. I have found a Ford related file that shows change intervals for the various timing belts in different engines. 2.0 liter interference engines are listed as a 60,000 mile change interval..

I wonder if anyone would like to do a clinic on this at FocusFest? I would volunteer my SVT as a display guinea pig for the training of myself and others on how to do this. I have read all the info about this and think I understand it but I am not wanting to try to do it without two more hands to help.

I have done extensive work on my SVT this spring (see 10th Anniversary updates thread..) but have let this slide hoping to find someone to help with the change out. I recently began driving my '99 Taurus again to keep from racking up miles on the SVT before this changeout is done. I have bought the special cam tools, torx drivers, e18 socket, water pump and serpentine belt as well for this update.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #192
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Bought my SVT with 78k on the clock. I have no idea if the timing belt has been
changed before.

It currently has 113k on the clock. I'm changing the belt this weekend. I'll post in here on how it goes!
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:14 PM   #193
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Replaced the timing belt on my '99 Contour at about 82,000 miles after I started getting unusual noises coming from the engine - the noises were from a pulley that was starting to split and was hitting the belt cover.

I had my mechanic replace the tensioners, pulleys, and water pump as well - learned the lesson about the water pump the hard way from my '88 Prelude. Regarding the Prelude, I had my mechanic (different one at the time) change the belt, tensioners, and pulleys at about 95,000 miles, but left the water pump be. Sure enough, almost one year to the day I had the timing belt replaced, the water pump developed a leak. Not enough to leave me stranded, but the pump had to be replaced.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:24 PM   #194
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107k and not soon enough took out valves and a piston. where can I get a good rebuilt motor or a used one ?
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #195
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Cozo you are way to far north or I'd help you out with your problem seeing as I have 2 spare motors and only need 1. I'd do a swap and cash deal.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:58 PM   #196
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Changed mine out today @ 113.5k on the clock. The old belt looked to be in great shape. No idea if it had been changed before.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:47 PM   #197
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Bought my car with 146k on the clock. Reached the previous owner who claims it was done at 110k. I feel good about running it to 170k to do it myself.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:58 AM   #198
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The first time I changed my timing belt was at about 155,000 miles, and the old one still looked brand new. The second time was at about 255,000 miles. Being as I'm now at 316,000 miles, I'm going to have to at least be thinking about it.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #199
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Mine has around 84 and around the water pump started leaking, so parts are ordered and it will all be changed in a week or 2.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #200
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The first time I changed my timing belt was at about 155,000 miles, and the old one still looked brand new. The second time was at about 255,000 miles. Being as I'm now at 316,000 miles, I'm going to have to at least be thinking about it.
such long intervals, Didn't red line daily?
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