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Ford Focus 1.8 TDDI Timing Belt
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tight_arze
Old 18-04-2010, 4:24 PM
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Default Ford Focus 1.8 TDDI Timing Belt

Hi

My OH bought a 2002 Ford Focus 1.8 TDDI and was wondering when the next timing belt change is due. The belt was changed at 76,000 miles in 2007 and the car now has 115k on the clock.

I keep hearing different opinions on when these belts need changed. Ford say every 100k or 10 years and other say 5 years or 40,000.

Anyone else with the same model? If so when did you change yours?

Thanks
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Old 18-04-2010, 4:57 PM
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I would not leave a timing belt for 100k miles...no way..jose....

As an example,my old Golf has about 95k miles on it.

The original from new belt was changed at about 50k and i changed the last one at about 92k. These are before manufs recommendations. Having said that, i did it myself and didnt have to wad out the fat end of 350 to have it done.
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Old 18-04-2010, 6:01 PM
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Its not worth risking a good engine get it changed asap
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Old 19-04-2010, 3:56 PM
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as an owner of said ford focus model, when i purchased mine, they said they were going to look at it and replace if necessary (Mileage 98K). Theres no documentation to show anything was changed (as the previous owners may have done it), mine is now at 125K and i'm going to get it looked at at the end of the month.

My car had a major service in October 09, so i thought they'd have done it/picked it up there if needed, but not risking it now.

Great engine. don't ruin it!
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Old 19-04-2010, 3:57 PM
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I've been recommended every 100K for the TDDI engine.
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Old 19-04-2010, 4:39 PM
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I've been recommended every 100K for the TDDI engine.
That would be brave! Bit like Russian Roulette in my view.
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Great engine. don't ruin it!
Great but Chelsea tractor sounding engine

Thanks, will get it changed in a few thousand miles.
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Great but Chelsea tractor sounding engine

Thanks, will get it changed in a few thousand miles.
That tends to be a good sign of reliability in diesel engines haha, because they're of an older, tried and tested design.
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Old 19-04-2010, 8:50 PM
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Use this website link, it has some of the Ford service schedules on it:

http://www.etis.ford.com/fordservice...cheduleForm.do

HTH

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10 years or 100k or for piece of mind and 150 change it now
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