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I bought Massive's keyed crank (the guys at the machine shop got it to balance to 0.27 grams and said it was one of the nicer condition cranks they have seen in a while) and keyed sprocket for my 2.3 build however the teeth on the sprocket are too big for the 2.3 chain that I have. My 2.0 chain fits the sprocket just fine. The 2.3 chain that I have is from an 03 2.3. Perhaps ford changed the chain links for the 05-07 models.

Anyways, anyone have any suggestions for me? Maybe a ranger or a mazda 2.3 chain will work?


Maybe something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-08-Fits-Ford-Mazda-2-3L-Ranger-B2300-Timing-Kit-Chain-CIC-76398-/251532299659?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AFord%7CModel%3AFocus&hash=item3a907e4d8b&vxp=mtr

I see that CFM has a 2.3 05-07 timing chain that appears to have the correct linkage, however shipping to my part of the woods takes way too long.

I will post pics tomorrow for visual reference

Thanks guys!
 

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There are 2 # of tooth gears the 2.0 and the 2.3 , I have never seen the 2.0 or the 2.3 having 2 teeth counts , maybe I am wrong

Are you sure the 2.3 gear you have isnt a 2.0 ?

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http://massivespeedsystem.com/_massive_speed_system_/massive_speed_crankshafts_and_drive_gears/maen16240_keyed_chain_drive_gear/i-1963121.aspx


There is the link to the keyed drive gear. It says it is for 38 tooth chains and will work with the focus 2.0 and 2.3 chains. Below are some pictures that show that it will work with my 2.0 chain and not my 2.3. Perhaps there is a different style of 2.3 chain that has the right teeth count? I read in one thread that someone used a ranger timing chain from 01-11 however when I looked it up it has 138 links, pitch 8 mm. The 2.3 chain that I have has 174 links, pitch 6.35 mm.



- Shows the drive gear with the 2.0 oil pump chain




- This is my 2.3 chain that clearly does not fit



- This is the 2.0 chain that fits like it should however wont be long enough





This is a side by side of the two; 2.3 on top, 2.0 on bottom.
 

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Number of teeth, i just wentnbackmand looked at my notes on our build. Escape 2.3 and focus 2.3 use different ones. The tooth count determine which one. Hope this helps, it fixed the problem for us. M
 

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I think I might have found something that will work:

it is a cosworth ranger chain for the focus and mazda 2.3. The Part Number matches their cosworth duratec component catalog found here http://www.cosworth.com/media/335568/duratec_components_catalogue_2009_v1.0.pdf


Here is the cosworth timing chain:
http://shop.edoperformance.com/cosworth-timing-chain-8mm-ford-duratec-mazda-mzr-23l-p-28194.html


This looks to be like upgraded aluminum guide:
http://shop.edoperformance.com/cosworth-chain-guide-ford-duratec-mazda-mzr-23l-p-27976.html

What do you all think? And can anyone confirm fitment?
 

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Hey Chris, On my 23 I have the skinny one. Does Massive offer a crank chain pulley that works or anyone else?
 
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