On that same note: is the 2.0 Duratec a non-interference engine also?SkaAddict said:The Zetec and SPI are non-interference engines...the worse that will happen if your belt breaks while driving is it'll die and you'll have to have it towed to a shop or back home and you'll have to get it back in time before putting a new belt on.
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I'm not saying don't replace it...its just a case of if it does break while driving the worse that will happen is you'll have to get it back in time and put a new belt on. Its not going to require a new head or major valvetrain work to get it working again. should you replace it along the manufacturer-suggested 120,000 mile interval? Sure...but if it does break its going to be a relatively cheap fix.DomestikZx3 said:Im not refering just the Zetec Timing belt being the only one to be changed. ALL timing belts should be changed at a certain mileage date. But then I also never heard of it being a ""Non- Interference"" Engine either. Sorry but i dont believe it. No offense
Most mechanics as well as myself will recommend for the timing belt to be replaced.
steviejoe said:On the Zetec it is 120k miles (approx. 190k km). Be sure to change it at or before that time. I lucked out and mine didn't break till 130k miles.