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SkaterStan

Cost Of Timing Belt And Valve Clearances

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Hi,

I'm going to give my 1.4 Mk1 Focus a full service over the coming weeks due to it being 9 years old, and having 95,000 miles on the clock plus the fact I have no service history for it at all.

I am going to replace all filters etc and feel confident I can do all the checks listed in the Haynes manual except for two things:

Renewing the timing belt and checking and adjusting the valve clearances.

Could anyone tell me the approximate costs for getting these two things done at a garage, and could anyone recommend a garage somewhere close to Durham City?

Cheers

Martin

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Full Service Kit £39.99

Oil 5 litres 5w30 £16.00

Timing Belt £23.88

OR

Timing Belt Kit £66.17 (includes new pulleys)

Postage £8.00 or £10 depending on order value

All available to purchase online at www.fordpartscentre.co.uk

Thanks

ALL GENUINE FORD PARTS.

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Right, I've decided to scrap the idea of checking the valve clearances, as it is not giving me any problems at all and I can't hear any tapping etc.

As for the timing belt, I've been quoted £180 and £215 to get it done. Might have a serious look at doing it myself. Still have 5000 miles to go before the recommended interval given by Ford.

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Full Service Kit £39.99

Oil 5 litres 5w30 £16.00

Timing Belt £23.88

OR

Timing Belt Kit £66.17 (includes new pulleys)

Postage £8.00 or £10 depending on order value

All available to purchase online at www.fordpartscentre.co.uk

Thanks

ALL GENUINE FORD PARTS.

Do you think I would need the new pulleys as well?

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Its your choice really BUT if the car has never been done it seems daft to get all that done and not change the pulleys.....if you knew they had been changed before i would have said just the belt but with unknown history I would advise getting the belt kit for the sake of £43 it could save you £100's if you only got the belt done and the pulley siezed 1000 mile down the road. These kits are covered by ford parts and labour warranty so you can have worry free motoring and they are the best quality (rrp on belt kit alone is £85.65)!!! so you are getting a good saving as well.

Hope this helps

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Its your choice really BUT if the car has never been done it seems daft to get all that done and not change the pulleys.....if you knew they had been changed before i would have said just the belt but with unknown history I would advise getting the belt kit for the sake of £43 it could save you £100's if you only got the belt done and the pulley siezed 1000 mile down the road. These kits are covered by ford parts and labour warranty so you can have worry free motoring and they are the best quality (rrp on belt kit alone is £85.65)!!! so you are getting a good saving as well.

Hope this helps

It does help thank you. You'll be getting an order soon!

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sorry to be ignorant but new pulleys? or is that meant to be tensioner? ive yet to see a timing belt kit with new pulleys but no tensioner.

if it is the tensioner you mean, definetly change this - without a doubt

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Yes just called it pulley as not sure of everyones tech knowledge I.e everyone knows what a pulley looks like and after all a tensioner is a pulley with an additional spring mechanism , was just trying to keep it simple.

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Yes just called it pulley as not sure of everyones tech knowledge I.e everyone knows what a pulley looks like and after all a tensioner is a pulley with an additional spring mechanism , was just trying to keep it simple.

ok mate, no worries. just thought it was a little confusing to anyone with a bit of technical knowledge. :)

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