Sign in to follow this  
mball1993

Cambelt

Recommended Posts

Hi, I'm new to the forum! 

I have just purchased a Fiesta MK6 1.6 ZS, 70,000 miles on the clock in black. Got it for £1500, bargain!

Anyway, I'd like to get the cam belt changed as Ford states, it should be changed every 10 years. 

I called up a local garage earlier to sort it out, they said it would be £250 which is very reasonable, I asked if the water pump was included as well.

They said it wouldn't need to be changed at the same time? I always assumed they get replaced at the same time.. Maybe it's different on these?

Any ideas?

Cheers. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it petrol? If so, I think the water pump is driven by the alternator drive belt on these and not by the timing belt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They only say to the waterpump at the same time as many engines have the waterpump driven by the cambelt. Makes sense to change it for £60 extra whilst everything is in bits than spend another £250 in a few years time to get it done separately to the cambelt change. 

Obviously if it's driven by the aux belt then there's no point doing it at the same time as the cam belt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this