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water pump with timing belt change. fiesta zetec s 1..6 2012


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i dont need to get the water pump changed at the same time as the timing belt do i? its 8 years on my zetec s 1.6 ti vct 2012, its done 53000k miles and neither has been done, somone said it runs on a different belt... do i really need the timing belt changed or will last a bit longer?

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I'm pretty sure the interval for these is every 8 years or 100k miles (whichever comes first), so yeah I'd get it changed.

The waterpump is driven off the aux belt on these engines, so no need to worry about replacing it at the same time as the belt. The only reason people change the waterpump at the same time as the cambelt is because the cambelt has to come off anyway should the pump fail at a later date.

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