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#1 mad o

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hi all,just asking has anyone heard of a camshaft bracking in 3 places,and cracking the head,and then snapping the cam belt. Had the belt changed 4,000 miles ago on the wife's 1.8tdi focus,then on her way to work car just died after a ,what she says was a bag,RAC called and said belt snapped. Long story short ,had a look at the garage today to find camshaft in 3 bits. Now would it sound right belt snapped first followed by contact with pistons and valves, result snapped camshaft. Many thanks Inadvance Mick (I can see a fight coming on)

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

Sounds about right poss tensioned to much new engine I'd say at the least .thing is proving there at fault as a cam belt in theory can go at any time .what sort of reputation has the garage got that fitted the belt.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Hi, garage has got a good reputation plus I know him well,but saying that business is business,and I don't think he will want to fork out for a new engine,it's just trying to work out what happens.one thing I did notice the tensioner felt a bit tight,not spinning very free,unlike the one on my hilux, does this sound right or should it be free to spin. Thanks Mick

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:28 PM

The actual wheel should spin freely sounds to me as if just the belt has been replaced and not the rollers like recommended on a lot of cars these days not sure about your year .should of thought they would of checked it though .

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:35 PM

It's a 03, new tensioner fitted at same time,could be a faulty tensioner.Going to call in at fords garage tomorrow and see if I can have a look at a new one,might give me a clue. Thanks for your input....Mick

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:38 PM

Sounds plausible hope you get it sorted .

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