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Old 09-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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timing belt kits.

I need to replace my timing belt since i just hit about 70,000 and dont want to have the problem of it going out and breaking a whole bunch of other stuff so just one or two questions. What is the best bang for your buck kit that you guys have found and should i replace the water pump so i dont have to worry about it later on?? let me know what you guys think my water pump works fine but just dont want to get everything done and have the water pump go out in 5000 miles becuase that would just be my luck. oh and how do i get a hold of tom or his pricing on tunes. i cant really find where he has his pricing.


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Tom's screen name on here is 1turbofocus. Shoot him a PM and he'll hook you up. People will argue that the HKS purple timing belt or the Gates blue belt (which are almost $100) are "better." I am running a timing belt from Advance Auto or somethin (repair shop bought it) and I have no worries that it's going to break. Just about all timing belts for the Focus are created equal. As for the timing belt tensioner and idler, go here: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214771 . Best prices you'll find.

Just to save you headache, the water pump is NOT connected to the timing system at all. You can change the water pump *completely* independently of the timing belt. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, especially at 70k miles. Water pumps are meant to last for a while. I'm at 98k miles with no problems.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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you want the tck294b kit (1 belt, 1 tensioner, 1 idler) its a gates kit and for 61.79 and 10 for shipping, you won't find it cheaper (Oreilleys charges 135 buck for it)
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:27 AM   #4
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gates FTW. they make 90% of the oem belts out there.
BTW I wouldnt waste your money on the racing one, the regular one works just fine
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^^ Agree ^^

And that kit is actually pretty good. We just got done doing my roommates SVT Timing Belt. He bought the kit. Had everything we needed.

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Rockauto. I just bought my stuff from them.
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is there a difference between the svt timing belt kit and the ztec timing belt kits?
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is there a difference between the svt timing belt kit and the ztec timing belt kits?
Yes there is
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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I just read in my owner's manual that the timing belt doesn't need to be done until 120,000 miles. Why is everyone so eager to change their belt at such low mileage?
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #10
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Because there's been a few members that have had their belts break well before that mileage mark.
And when it breaks, it takes out valves (only valves if you're lucky) and pistons since this is an interference engine.
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