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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Hi

I have a 1.6 petrol 2009 Ford Focus Zetec and have read about belt cams and how these can snap at circa 60/70k.

Does this model of focus have a chain cam or belt cam?

All I know is the engine is a duratec.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

i tried to research this but could not get a definitive answer.

Do you have the owners manual? in that book it will tell you when to replace the timing belt, if thats the case then its gonna be a belt.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

I found out on my 1.8 petrol by checking with a cam belt kit supplier asking for a quote for the kit for a 1.8 petrol 2009, I was told that they did not supply a kit as my engine used a chain. Give it a try.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Its a belt cam all the petrols are Wikipedia gives a list of all engines

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Its a belt cam all the petrols are Wikipedia gives a list of all engines


Not correct, the 1.8 petrol 2009 is chain. I don't know about other petrols but don't rely on Wicki. <_<

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

This site gives a list of Ford engines that use a cam belt, if yours is listed it's a belt and if it isn't listed it probably is a chain, but double check.

http://www.mister-au...CFTDMtAodbl8ANg

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

sorry rephrase all small engine petrols are belt

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

sorry rephrase all small engine petrols are belt


No prob, just wanted to clear up any confusion; it took some time to check on my engine which looks like one of the few Foci that use a chain. :unsure:

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

the 1.8 petrol 2009 is chain.


Same story with 2.0 petrol - chain. Just in case somebody was looking for this information.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Same story with 2.0 petrol - chain. Just in case somebody was looking for this information.


Excellent.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for the info guys. Still got a while before a belt change is required... only 14000 miles on the clock.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

It's a good idea to find out the servicing needs early.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

youre current 1.6 is the sigma engine and is defo a belt cam as is the 1.6 ti vct engine all new ecoboost engines are a mix of chain and belt cam 1.8 petrol and 2.0 litre petrol as stated are chains and the 1.4 petrol is also a cam belt

2012 on 1.0 litre ecoboost is a internal timing chain
1.6 litre ecoboost is a cam belt both versions
2.0 litre ecoboost is a chain cam

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

I'm thinking of replacing at about 60/70k to be safe. Probably about 4/5 years time!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

5 years and 70k is about right, Fords 100k 10 years is pushing your luck.

Thanks Arthur for the update, I am sure there are other engines and Ford models with similar variations, it.s a pity that the ford handbook doesn't give that sort of information.

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