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#1 cal-67

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:41 AM

I have recently purchased a 52 plate Focus 1.6 16v petrol.
One owner from new and full service history / proof of mileage. The previous owner was almost 90 years old.
The car has now done just over 6800 miles.
Ford state 100k or 10 years for a cambelt change. As my car has only done under 7000 miles but approaching the 10 year limit should I have the cambelt changed ASAP ? and would all the pulleys and the tensioner need changing at such a low mileage.

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#2 johnH

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:44 PM

i would say as its nearing the 10 year point i would replace as soon as. and since you are you may aswell get the pulleys and tensioner done with it to save money later.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

YES

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

YES


yep needs a full timing belt kit tensioners etc with the age and miles done the coolant needs renewed so its as well having the thermostat done as well the tensioner goes not the belt ide never change a belt without having the whole kit done the miles mean nothing its the age

#5 cal-67

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for your replies.
The reason I have the Focus is because the belt went on my 1.8 16v vectra B, after only 20,000 miles after having a full timing kit fitted !!!... don't want that happening to the Focus!!
I'll be getting the full kit and belt done ASAP.


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