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Old 05-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Timing belt question

How often should i change it. My car has 130k km and still running the original one. Also how much is it for a dealer to do it?


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Old 05-02-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Change it now! As for a dealer to do it not to sure I'll bet its a little spendy. I have heard they are not that hard to change at all that if you could do it yourself.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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omg...youre way over due!

change it dude. imma change mine at 50k and every 50k after that
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Id say let it ride!!! Seriously though, you're lucky its not snapped already. Id make that a this weekend project.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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i have 53K on mine.......I know by 60K i need to be looking into it........


I don't WANNA!!!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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Make sure you get Ford genuine parts. Dont do like me, and go to NAPA or Auto Zone so the can give you the wrong belt with the right tensioner. I had the wrong belt on for like 4 months. VCT was making all kinds of noise because of cam timming plus loss of top end. Do it right the first time. And like everyone said the time for a belt change is NOW!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #7
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I'm just over 100k KM's and plan on getting it done sometime this summer. There is just way too many opinions on this. Ford Performance says 200k Km's(125k), and many people here say 80k KM's(50k) I've been over this and over this with many people, what's the deal people and don't give me that preventitive crap, we all could replace every part for that reason. I know about the head deal, but what's with the big gap between all the quoted distances? N/A should be good for a longer distance than FI, right?
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If you never take a N/A SVT above 5k rpms you could probably go the 125k miles. Im gonna change mine early to avoid problems internally, I go above 5k rms on a reg basis. Yes I think a boosted car should be changed alot earlier than N\A car.
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thanks for all the replies. yeah i thought it was time to change it. But iam not sure if iam comfortable to do it myself i mean i have done a few things on my car but if i mess up the timing belt that wont be fun. Still wondering what it will cost though u guys think its more then $200 in labour. I have a belt from CFM that should be good right??
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I got mine from CFM they know SVTF and they sell Genuine Ford parts. This is not your regular timing belt change where you line up the timing marks and call it the day. Take it to some one who works with Fords and just not to Johny the mechanic down the street. I did the belt myself with instructions downloaded from FF and have no issues (Knocking on Wood).
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