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monkey×wrench

Focus 2009 1.6 timing belt - threadlock bolts?

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Hi,

i'm doing the timing belt on my Focus (1.6 100hp) - Haynes and ETIS mentions nothing about it,
but do you folk apply loctite ( i have the blue one) on crankshaft, waterpump, waterpump pulley and tensioner bolts? If so, how much?

The torque for crankshaft bolt is 40Nm (29,5 lb ft) + 90° ... seems a little low for a keyless design? I really wouldn't want it to come loose....:)

Thanks a bunch!

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Not sure what the torque setting is for the crank bolt but I know there are different length bolts, so you need to make sure you have the correct size bolt.   The torque setting you state sounds low I would double check this from another source before proceeding otherwise you will be taking the head off to replace the valves.

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Hi,

is it necessary to execute the 90° turn in one continuous move? i don't have enough clearance and i'm not sure i can raise the car enough with what i've got

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44 minutes ago, monkey×wrench said:

Hi,

is it necessary to execute the 90° turn in one continuous move? i don't have enough clearance and i'm not sure i can raise the car enough with what i've got

No, two 45s or whatever will be fine, as long as it ends up in the right place.  

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16 hours ago, monkey×wrench said:

thanks,

i checked it; Haynes & Ford worshop manual say the same : 40nm + 90°. I guess that 90° turn is gonna be a the tough one..

I have ordered a paint marker, so when i come to angle-torque the bolt I will mark the bolt/socket so I know how far it has turned.

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2 hours ago, Micro said:

I have ordered a paint marker, so when i come to angle-torque the bolt I will mark the bolt/socket so I know how far it has turned.

A scratch on the bolt is all you need, just something for reference. 

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