Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Timing Belt Or Chain?


Recommended Posts

Hi there,

I just recently purchased a Ford Fiesta LX 1.3 52 reg for quite a decent price. What I really wanted to know, and could not find out for love nor money, is if this car comes with a timing belt or chain?

If any one has any experience or knowledge to share on this I would be much appreciative!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 1.25 Zetec engine is belt driven. Ford's recommended interval is 100k or 10 years whichever comes first but it is recommended to change before this as they have been known to fail below this.

Sent from my HUAWEI Ascend P2 using Ford OC mobile app

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did mine at 10 year's, because the little thing hasn't got to 100k miles not even close, budget for a new set of stretch belts as they can't be re used and also a water pump as they are as soft as anybody's in these engines unless it has been changed previously (not such a problem to do later as it gets a piggy back drive from the aux stretch belt and so doesn't require cam belt off)

Sent from my LT30p using Ford OC mobile app

Link to comment
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.

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.


  • Create New...