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Old 09-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Timing belt suggestions

So I'm not really sure if the belt has ever been replaced on my SVT so I'm looking to do that. Can I get some suggestions on what people have chosen to put on their cars, and do is there a complete kit out there or should I buy everything in pieces?

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Old 09-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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I JUST did my timing belt a few weeks ago. I used the Gates kit ... http://www.rockauto.com/ was the cheapest I found. Big key is to take your time. Good luck!
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Gates used to be what everyone recommended up until recently when a unusually high number of people posted about tensioner failures. You should be able to search around this sub-section of the forum and find those threads. I put a Gates kit on my car earlier this year before many of those threads were posted and now I question that decision in the back of my mind all the time.

Personally I would say go with all OEM Ford parts. Its going to be more expensive (~$140) but it will be worth the peace of mind and its going to be way cheaper than rebuilding the engine. If I'm still driving my SVTF when its ready for another timing belt change I am absolutely going with all OEM parts. Steve at Tousley Ford is probably going to be your cheapest source for the timing components.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #4
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I bought a ASC kit from autozone for $135 (full kit) and haven't had any issues and mine is a dedicated track car. 1yr warranty
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-99-04-Ford...item3cc71ff1b4

What you guys think about this set up? Also did you guys put it in yourself? Or take it somewhere? Also do any of you guys live in Northern VA lol.
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Call Steve at tousleyford ford got 2 of my kits there don't forget do the cam seals there is 2 of them
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Call Steve at tousleyford ford got 2 of my kits there don't forget do the cam seals there is 2 of them
Wheres this located at? I couldn't find it online.
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Wheres this located at? I couldn't find it online.
First off you dont need the cam seals unless they are LEAKING the dude above you is trying to cause you some trouble.... people tend to up doing the SVT timing belt, just take your time PM me if you dont have the factory manual Ill send you the OEM ford procedure.

Call Steve at Tousley ford aka Autonation Ford of White Bear Lake

Tell him you are from the focus forum, He gives us the best prices 10% above his cost and he owns a SVT focus.

651-447-4000


Now what you will NEED

Timing Tools
Timing belt
Timing Idler
Timing tensioner
Valve Cover gasket

optional parts:

Motocraft Coppers SP-463 ( I gap mine at .061) I also have the MSD coil
Water pump
Serpentine belt
Serpentine tensioner
SVT passenger motormount << (depending on miles most of these dry up and all the fluid is lostby 90k miles replace it if it has no more hydraulic fluid....you will notice less vibration with a new one in there)

Also for preventive maintenance get the upgraded alternator and ignition coil pigtails they are cheap and quick and easy to do and will save you from future electrical gremlins.

Alternator Pigtail = 1U2Z-14S411-TA
Ignition coil Pigtail = 3U2Z-14S411-TNA

Also the battery cables tend to corrode on the inside of the cables and also are known to short from rubbing together, the only fix for this is a new set of cables I would buy and keep a set handy if you can afford it.

SVT Battery Cables = 2M5Z-14300-BA = $50
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First off you dont need the cam seals unless they are LEAKING the dude above you is trying to cause you some trouble.... people tend to up doing the SVT timing belt, just take your time PM me if you dont have the factory manual Ill send you the OEM ford procedure.

Call Steve at Tousley ford aka Autonation Ford of White Bear Lake

Tell him you are from the focus forum, He gives us the best prices 10% above his cost and he owns a SVT focus.

651-447-4000


Now what you will NEED

Timing Tools
Timing belt
Timing Idler
Timing tensioner
Valve Cover gasket

optional parts:

Motocraft Coppers SP-463 ( I gap mine at .061) I also have the MSD coil
Water pump
Serpentine belt
Serpentine tensioner
SVT passenger motormount << (depending on miles most of these dry up and all the fluid is lostby 90k miles replace it if it has no more hydraulic fluid....you will notice less vibration with a new one in there)

Also for preventive maintenance get the upgraded alternator and ignition coil pigtails they are cheap and quick and easy to do and will save you from future electrical gremlins.

Alternator Pigtail = 1U2Z-14S411-TA
Ignition coil Pigtail = 3U2Z-14S411-TNA

Also the battery cables tend to corrode on the inside of the cables and also are known to short from rubbing together, the only fix for this is a new set of cables I would buy and keep a set handy if you can afford it.

SVT Battery Cables = 2M5Z-14300-BA = $50
Good answer!!! I'm getting ready to do mine with all the above and new alternator and a/c compressor as both are bad.
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I put in ford parts
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