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#1 NorthSussex

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:57 PM

I found this in "official Ford catalogues"


1.8 L

Inline 4
DOHC
16 valves
head and block - light alloy
electronic fuel injection on few points
adjustable intake system
chain driven camshafts
weight 109 kg

92 kW-125 HP / 6000 rpm
165 Nm / 4000 rpm


I am now confused, I thought the 1.8 ltr petrol engine had a cam belt, this Ford catalogue says its a chain. Any thoughts?



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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

The 1.8 mondeo petrol is chain so expect the 1.8 engine in focus is too.

Does it not say in handbook?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

Hi, isn't it easier just to look at the engine?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

I thought all the Focus petrol engines were belt driven. The Mk 3 Mondeo engines were definately Chain.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

Hi, isn't it easier just to look at the engine?
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Chris,

Only if you know what you are looking for; if it were that simple I would have looked; Its like me asking you, what type of digital decoder your TV has?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

The 1.8 mondeo petrol is chain so expect the 1.8 engine in focus is too.

Does it not say in handbook?

No, the handbook covers all Focus models and does not give technical details.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

Info here....
http://zinteractive-...int engines.htm

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:05 AM

Chris,

Only if you know what you are looking for; if it were that simple I would have looked; Its like me asking you, what type of digital decoder your TV has?


Hi, not really, the cover for a cambelt will be different to that of a cam chain. One would be made of tin or plastic and the other cast alloy. A TV decoder is a printed circuit inside a tv, thus not so obvious, however the type can often be read from accessing the service menu or from the service manual.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hi, not really, the cover for a cambelt will be different to that of a cam chain. One would be made of tin or plastic and the other cast alloy. A TV decoder is a printed circuit inside a tv, thus not so obvious, however the type can often be read from accessing the service menu or from the service manual.
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Chris,
Chris, ?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

Not really a daft question as the 2.0 tdci is both belt and chain belt on the outer to a single sprocket and a chain within the head connecting the 2 cams wouldnt know off hand if the same principle is applied to the later petrol engines .

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

Info here....
http://zinteractive-...t%20engines.htm


This is the site I got this info from, hence my question, as I was under the impression that the 1.8 was belt drive, as on other sites the info says belt drive, maybe it depends on the year.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

Not really a daft question as the 2.0 tdci is both belt and chain belt on the outer to a single sprocket and a chain within the head connecting the 2 cams wouldnt know off hand if the same principle is applied to the later petrol engines .


That could be where the confusion comes from. Thanks

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

No, the handbook covers all Focus models and does not give technical details.


Normally it tells you the service shedules per engine size and would say 10years or 100,000 miles or similar for a belt (that's from my Fiesta handbook). Dunno about references to chains though ?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

Normally it tells you the service shedules per engine size and would say 10years or 100,000 miles or similar for a belt (that's from my Fiesta handbook). Dunno about references to chains though ?


That information is not covered in my service book, it’s very generic. Steads could be right, it could be both.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

Etis creates service schedules according to VIN or licence plate number. You could check there if change of the timing belt is scheduled. If not - I would say your engine has chain like mine.

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