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  1. Hi folks, I'm new here and was just wondering if anyone can help with a small issue I have with my 2007 Focus Zetec Climate TCDi. I bought the car three months ago and have generally been very pleased. When I bought it, it had done 131k miles and had always been regularly serviced by a Ford Main Dealer by its 2 former owners. The last owner had it for almost 8 years. At the time of purchase, the cambelt had just been changed. The one problem I've noticed with it is something that I put down to poor timing originally. At about 1800 revs - especially noticeable in 3rd gear for some reason - the performance is what I can best describe as lumpy. It stutters in a way that, with previous petrol engines (this is my first diesel), I'd have put down to either the timing being slightly out, or dodgy plugs. The zone is usually between 1800 and 2000 revs, after which it seems fine again. I mentioned it to a friend, who suggested it was probably dirty fuel injectors. He told me to try a bottle of injector cleaner with my next top-up and see if that worked. I did, and it seemed to be alright again for a few days. Then the problem returned, and seems to be a little worse now. I'm guessing that it's probably pointing to worn fuel injectors. Either that or the timing wasn't adjusted correctly after the cambelt was changed. Like I said - it seems fine up to about 1800, and is fine again after 2000 (I don't generally drive much above that, anyway). It seems odd that it's especially noticeable in 3rd gear, though. If I accelerate gently, it's hardly noticeable at all - but really bad if I'm punching it a bit! Any thoughts, please? Thanks for any suggestions anyone can offer.
  2. hi all ive got a 57 plate mondeo 1.8 tdci titanium x estate and its due a timing belt due to age. ford tell me it has a wet belt not a chain. just wondering if any of you know of a conversion from wet belt to chain and rough cost?
  3. Hi, I am looking for some information/advice on the removal of the old and installation of the new cambelt on my 2008 mk 2.5 VVTi Focus, and where to purchase the bits from. I've heard somewhere your'e supposed to change the cam pulleys on the VVTi engine, and a few bolts that are one time use. If anyone can shed some light on this for me it would be much appreciated! Thanks, Jordan
  4. Good afternoon. I am new to the forum. 1st Ford Focus we have owned, a 2012 1.6 econetic diesel with 51k on the clock. Seen many different messages with regards to whether or not these engines have cambelts or camchains. Is there an easy way to find out? With Regards, Mike
  5. Timing chain snapping

    Hello my timing chain snapped on my Ford s max 1.8 tdci 08 plate. What would your advise be repair my engine or replace the engine thank you in advance
  6. Hi All, Originally posted in wrong section. Need some advice as to what the timing set-up is on a 2005 (55) Ford Focus 1.8Tdci. Is it a Timing Belt & Timing Chain set-up or is it a Timing Belt & Wet Belt - seem to get a lot of conflicting information from part suppliers. Wanting to change both Timing along with Water Pump and Auxiliary Belt, Have all the tools required along with timing locking kit. Have done timing on other makes of cars in past. Anyone got idea how hard it is to change lower belt/chain as I think I better do both as do not know cars history and is nearly at 160,000 on the clock. Thanks Edit
  7. Timing Belt Snapping

    Hello All, Just thought i would share this experience with you lads and ladies. Yeserday I had my timing belt snap on me. I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 TDCI at 97000. I just want to warn people that the 125,000 miles/ 10yrs that ford suggest might just be at a stretch. I suggest get it done much earlier to avoid what i'm about to go through lol. when i bought the car it put it through a full service and because of the manufacturers recommended time and milage suggested frame the belt was left alone. i ran the service at 94000. according to my mechanic i might have to replace all 16 valves. he is first going to order the timing belt change kit from ford then do a compression test. if it passes then happy days if not then the head will have to come off and valves replaced. lets just say this isn't going to be cheap at all. Just giving you all a warm warning.... Regards
  8. Cambelt Change

    Hi I'm sorry if I've repeated a common asked question, but why does the camshaft pulley have to be removed when changing the cam belt? I have a 9 year old Transit connect with 68k on the clock. My son recently changed the cam belt on my wife's Peugeot 1.5D and he said he would do my connect. On reading the Haynes manual it said to remove the cam pulley. His normal method is to lock the crankshaft and cam shaft pulley, remove the tensioner remove the old belt, replace with the new belt, put on the new tensioner tighten up,but the Haynes manual says to remove the camshaft pulley. Have we missed something? I appreciate any answers and may decide to ask a garage to do it if necessary.
  9. I'm getting some quotes for replacing my timing belt on my 2006 1.6 petrol ford focus. One garage has said the water pump does not need to be replaced as it is run off the fan belt, I'm not mechanically minded and I've always heard you get the water pump replaced whenever the timing belt is done so obviously this sounds odd to me. can anybody help enlighten me on this?
  10. Help With Timing!

    Are there 2 types of cam alignment tool? Because I have 2 ford zx2 escorts and I have the alignment plate and pin but the plate won't fit, they are where they should be, but the plate won't go in, then I found this YOUTUBE video that said some escorts are "recessed", where you need a different type of plate, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZFfi44tNA0 or go to youtube and search for 2 0 VCT Ford timing belt and it's the guy wearing a red hat explaining how to set the timing. Please help, I have had these two cars taken apart for weeks now, one needs a oil pressure solenoid according the mechanic and both need the timing set.
  11. Hi Guys!, I have a 2001 Mondeo Zetec S, 2,5 V6. After around 3000rpm there is a knocking that sounds timing chain related still starts and drives fine besides knocking, although not driven for long. Is there anything that is prone to failure i.e. plastic guides or tensioners? any help or advise would be appreciated. Thanks! in advance.
  12. Issues Timing My Engine

    hi guys i hope someone can help me. i had to change the camshaft chain tensioner on my 2005 ford fiesta TDCI (mk6). After fitting the new camshaft chain tensioner I timed the engine correctly using the correct timing pins.(i also rotated the engine by hand clockwise through 12 cycles with no issues, everything was sound) Unfortunately after piecing everything back together i realised that i had forgot to put the cam shaft oil seal on!!!! so i began taking everything off again. fitted the new oil seal and again put everything back together. this time however i could only get about half a turn from the crankshaft i took the belt off and the crankshaft with nothing attached to it and it still wouldn't rotate. I don't know if the valves are hitting or getting jammed on something I've read up online that the fuel pump sprocket needs to be taken out then the engine should be timed and then put back in (apparently the fuel pump runs on a chain which is connected to the camshaft.) Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys!
  13. Timing A Fiesta Engine

    Hi guys, I have a 2005 Ford fiesta TDCI zetec S, I had to replace the timing chain so ive had to take the rocker cover and cams out of the engine. Ive now assigned the cams position correctly, but no i have to time the rest of the engine. does anyone have any PDF's or photots they could please help me with? Thank in advance Ryan