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2 minutes ago, winnie&bezza said:

I need mine done soonish on my 2010 focus titanium. I think it’s 100,000 miles 

 

 

thats what i was told.

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My lad's 2010 Fiesta is 100,000.

Edited by walshie

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I would never run them to 100,000 I don't know the exact time intervals. I have done my 2010 focus at 65,000 they are also meant to be checked at timed intervals

I've always changed the timing belt early with all my cars in the past, wouldn't risk it. I've seen plenty of damaged engines that haven't made the service time.

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Which engine is it? Gordon R's numbers are certainly correct for the 1.6 diesel. A good guide on the 2005 diesel Focus is that the belt will be due at about the same time as the 2nd set of front outer wishbone bushes are worn out.👿

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11 hours ago, HAYBURN said:

I would never run them to 100,000 I don't know the exact time intervals. I have done my 2010 focus at 65,000 they are also meant to be checked at timed intervals

I've always changed the timing belt early with all my cars in the past, wouldn't risk it. I've seen plenty of damaged engines that haven't made the service time.

Very much so, I certainly wouldnt wait 100,000 for the first one , especially if we were talking more than 10 years.
Good rule of thumb is 70,000, and do the water pump (if run by cambelt)  and all tensioners while youre at it.

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Sooner rather than later,  I had a mondeo and a clio go 8 days apart.. the mondeo was a right off and the clio was never right again [TBH the clio was never right in the first place..:lol:] ............70.000 ml

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Mines booked in, it’s on 93,000 and the garage said 85,000 . 

Full service with cam belt kit, water pump , fuel filter , pollen filter etc £400

 

thats a 1.6d 2011 fiesta

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my wifes water pump went, the cam belt only done 43.000 miles.soput on a water pump and the garage where i bought  went halfs on the bill. new cam belt fitted.

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Had my fiesta cambelt done today. He said I was soooo lucky it hadn’t gone. 93,000 on the clock . It was that slack I’m lucky .

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Ask yourselves how much is a cam belt change going to cost and how much is a new engine/car.  I would be looking at changing every 50 000 if the book said 100 000 just for peace of mind.  Love the rattle of the chain on my old V8 coming up for 200 000:good:

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1 hour ago, Walker570 said:

Love the rattle of the chain on my old V8 coming up for 200 000

Ummmm....Am sure you know this, but timing chains do wear and stretch, 'specially on the old rover V8s

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did my maxus cambelt at xmas on 92,000 ,should of been sooner, pig of a job.

  on site the plasters van going bang a week before with belt failure with not much more milage sort of gave me a reality check :)

the Mrs Zafira  was 60,000 in the book so that got done on time.

the shooting bus is an old terrano on chain drive so will prob out live me on 198,000 now and runs sweet.

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45 minutes ago, udderlyoffroad said:

Ummmm....Am sure you know this, but timing chains do wear and stretch, 'specially on the old rover V8s

Yep take a long time though and rarely break.    Had a mate with a relatively new Volvo had a catastrophy coming up the M40 when his timing belt disintigrated and wrecked the engine.  Very expensive day out in London.

Hence my suggestion to replace early.

Rover engineer once said to me that to not worry till I couldn't hold a conversation on board. Have owned four models, Range Rover Classics and the Landie all in excess of 200 thousand miles

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3 hours ago, Walker570 said:

Ask yourselves how much is a cam belt change going to cost and how much is a new engine/car.  I would be looking at changing every 50 000 if the book said 100 000 just for peace of mind.  Love the rattle of the chain on my old V8 coming up for 200 000:good:

Books says 125k on our fiesta . My mate says it wouldn’t of made 100k 

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21 hours ago, Walker570 said:

Ask yourselves how much is a cam belt change going to cost and how much is a new engine/car.  I would be looking at changing every 50 000 if the book said 100 000 just for peace of mind. 

I've always had the family cars done every 50,000

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