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Old 12-06-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Timing belt replacement before install??

Just curious i have a 2004 Zetec with 69k Miles on it and i plan on installing a JRSC W/BBK should i be replacing the timing belt before i do this install just to save on the labor and hassle of having to replace it with a supercharger on it? I want some peoples opinion before i do this Thanx everybody!


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Old 12-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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Yes if it was me i would replace it. Your already going to have alot of the major components off for a timing belt change so it would make sense to. Plus if i has never had one being an 04 with 70k i would, and also because the added load your going to be putting on everything.
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better safe than sorry.
i'm @70k and i'll be changing my timing belt before i install my turbo.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:07 AM   #4
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Thanx for the input guys i will be changing it!
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Good luck and YAY for you on getting a SC.

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Yes its hard to believe that a brand new JRSC W/BBK for a 2004 its prob the last one in the country!
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Hi.., Mine is 1500 miles. It still looks good and steady. We haven't had any issues with the stock belt other than getting a little warm when we were riding hard on the dunes with our turbo 900's.

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