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Old 07-15-2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Major svt problem(s)

What has your major svt issues been? Just curios to what you guys come up with.


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Never had anything major.
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For those not aware timing belt can be major promblem.
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For those not aware timing belt can be major promblem.
Yea for sure if the belt/tensioner isn't changed at regular maintenance intervals & do the t-stat housing also. A Bostig billet aluminum housing would be the way to go....
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Doing my timing belt hah, inexperience killed me there. Just about every problem ive had(besides matinence) has been self induced. Timing pin, alternator pigtail when I was doing the timing belt, things like that.

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I had a super major problem with my first svt. I haven't changed a t/b on an svt tho I have changed multiple on a regular zetec. ( I had a zetec that kept trying to push the belts off. It would chew up a belt in a week and half.. couldn't figure it out but I replaced so much I could do it in a few hours. By the time I had an svt I have been making enough money to where I'd rather pay someone to do it. I paid for 2 t/b changes for my svts. It seems it is the vct turns it into a major headache. My first Svt was never the same after I let some fool convince me he was up to the task. He changed the belt and never put back on the serpentine crank pulley, which in turn let the timing belt walk off while running on the hoist. Bent a few valves and got the head rebuilt. It took probably close to 2 months to even get the thing put back together. And then I had to bring it back no less than 8 times because after 30 miles of running rough the code for advance or retarded timing would pop up. In the end I called Tom and he talked the mechanic thru the process and got it set correctly. Although the car never truly ran the same. 8k miles later it needs a new head gasket and or Piston rings(15psi in cyl1) so I made it my parts car and bought another svt. My new (to me )svt I have started to do alot of the work on using this site as a guide. Only because for some reason it has a better satisfaction when I do the work... And when things go wrong I can only blame myself which feels better than hating on a mechanic I hardly know
There's my rant about svt problems. Damn things ha

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Wait I forgot to add the last time I picked up the first svt after Tom had walked the mechanic thru the process and got it correct ( on the 8th or 9th try). I pulled out of the shop and drove 3 miles to the highway and got rear-ended while slowing down to get on the on ramp. It's pretty bad. I still have the car as both the svts I have are same color and interior so I'm keeping it for spare parts. My father always said, If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.

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Live & learn is sometimes a hassel....Be leery of ppl that say they can work on any vehicle. As there are many vehicles w/ their different characteristics/idiosyncrasies. btw great you didn't give up on the svtf's.
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Don't you just HATE IT when you get enough cash flow to then PAY someone who is 'supposed to know' how to fix your stuff and they then proceed to screw it up as bad as you ever could, but for MONEY????????????????????

Kinda my feelings about this current government too. 'Get a business man to run it' they said, well you all see how that is turning out now................GOOD JOB there.

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How many miles between timing belts do you all go for? I'm at 113k (bought it at 104k). The belt was replaced once before I got it.
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