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blue04svt 10-30-2012 02:40 PM

timing belt intervals
Does anyone know what the mileage interval is for timing belt

SkyPilot 10-30-2012 05:00 PM

Typically most replace the timing belt around the 100k mark. Also a good idea to replace the water pump, idler pulley, tensioner while you have everything apart.

pasta 10-30-2012 05:36 PM

i have 76000 and im doing it next week personally i would not go over 80000

z28forlife 10-30-2012 06:11 PM

5 years or 100000 miles is what I go by.

_Auricom_ 10-30-2012 07:14 PM

There is no definitive answer to the question you present. It all depends on how you drive or push your engine. Daily driving = 100,000 miles easily granted there are no cracks on the belt.

Track that ish and you wanna change it from 60K-90K, no more than that. fo rlly

GBPackFan 11-17-2012 08:43 PM

I did my first t-belt assembly change at 86k miles. I am going to be doing it again as soon as I come back from vacation. (I have all the parts waiting for me at home). I have 135k right now. I am changing it at 60k only because I have an unidentifiable belt squeal somewhere and to replace only certain belts and pulleys makes no sense; when I would have to go back in and do more work in 15-20k more miles..

SWEGER 11-18-2012 04:53 PM

Had mine done on my 03 at 80k and the mechanic said the tensioners were ready to be changed, but the belt was good to go.

03SCSVT 11-18-2012 07:13 PM

Had mine changed at 77k when I rebuilt the engine, but every mechanic who knows anything about SVT products says no more than 80 is healthy even though ford recommends 100k. I would go ahead if your close to 80k.

drostedrummer89 11-18-2012 10:31 PM

I think ford recommends around 80-90k. If you are unsure, just play it safe. bent valves and mangled pistons aren't worth the $300 you'd spend doing the timing belt in advance.


blue04svt 11-18-2012 11:29 PM

Yea I was looking at owners manual and it recommends at 120k I'm at just over 113k I just replaced the belt and tensioners and water pump to my surprise everything looked ok and was all original

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