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CAM BELT CHANGE + General questions on streetka

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#1 jimjamer



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Posted 31 August 2008 - 12:05 PM

I have just bought a 03 streetka it has 41k on it and i was wondering

1. when the belt will need changing ?

2. how much will it be ?

i'm getting it seviced any way as its a car for my wife and I want to make sure its safe.

3. what is the best oil to use in car ?

4. where is the best place to buy parts for car ?

5. what is the best thing to treat roof with ?

thanks for any help and advise you can give

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#2 mintalkin


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:16 AM

to answer a few of your questions

1 if i remember right the streetka has the 1.6 endura 8v engine which is chain driven
2 any good quality 5-30 oil will be ok
3 there are plenty of online parts providers for ford like fordparts uk
4 its best to do the roof with a two part system,one to clean and one to protect,companies like autoglym sell this
hope this helps

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:30 PM

Hi and welcome to the club

If you look in the service book it should give you a mileage and year for the cambelt/chain change. If mintalkin is right about the chain driven engine then i know this normally last longer than a belt but i believe it is more expensive.

Oil as mintalkin says any good 5-30 will do.

What kind of parts are you after?

There are quite alot of soft top cleaners out there for you to choose from but having never owned one i cant say which is the best i'm afraid.

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