August 27, 2010, 5:56 am
Since i'm now car-less and will be looking for another ford diesel of course, my questions are these.
It there a way of cheaking if a timing belt has been changed apart from service book, and secondly is there an after market belt/ kit which is over engineered i.e bullet proof? Last longer then engine its self? guaranteed for life? etc etc.
August 27, 2010, 10:01 am
you have to rely on the service book or some kind of paperwork to say the work has been done,the best thing would be to get a mondeo mk3 tdci as these have timing chains not belts, and if serviced are good for 150000+,but can suffer other problems.
August 27, 2010, 11:30 am
As for a cambelt, there is no way of telling if it's brand new or on the verge of snapping unless there is history with the car.