Also, though the manual says 100K, 70K is the generally accepted 'correct' time as it seems Ford was more than a bit optimistic about the life of the belt and other components...It is a belt and the SVT Focus has an interference engine.
The Gates part number for the full kit is TCK294A (belt, tensioner,2 idlers).
Just the belt is T294.
There are special tools required for the job to lock the cams into position.
It is not a fun job for someone who has not done it on one of these before.
This is probably 98% correct. The 2% margin for error is the common problems that we all have with this car. Clutch master cylinder, easy-to-bend wheels and the clutch isn't as strong as it needed to be from the factory.The SVT's are strange, they seem to be either stone dead reliable or hunks of crap, not much in between.
That would be hilarious to a point seeing those beer bottles in that box. :lol:I don't know if it's true or not but I read once a post by someone who said they ordered parts from the VW plant in mexico and there were some empty beer bottles in the box :lol:
It would explain some questions about build quality... though if I was a mexican factory worker I would probably want to be drunk too.
Not for me, I'm selling this SOB. I'm not even putting any mileage on it. Infact I won't even hit 70k most likely with my 0.7mi commute to work.70,000 miles you say...isn't it time for a timing belt change soon?
I would if I were to of kept the car. But 'F' it. I'm done with this car. I'm tired of paying money for repairs.Quoting from the SVTPerformance forums:
Also, though the manual says 100K, 70K is the generally accepted 'correct' time as it seems Ford was more than a bit optimistic about the life of the belt and other components...
And, like most belt-driven-cam cars, you should replace the water pump while you're at it - if only to avoid possible coolant contamination of your belt when you have to change it later on.
Tell me about it. I love the way it looks, very aggressive and very clean. Would of been nice to have found one that didn't give me this trouble as this one has been a nightmare and it doesn't even have 70,000 miles yet.Too bad such a nice Focus goes that way...
It looks amazing and is much more aggresive than my 1.6 Euro focus will ever be.
Mine's a dog though, 200.000km and only an oil consumption issue (worn out piston rings) but I guess I'm replacing the motor when things go really bad.
How much does you Clio weigh? The Focus weighs in at an already lightweight 2,750 lbs. The right launch coupled with the cold air and a good road surface will produce good times. My Camaro was the same way as well. It also helps that I don't have the power robbing traction control.For 170hp that's not too bad. I'm surprised by the sub 7-second times. My car has 170hp and weighs considerably less than the Focus and does 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds (claimed). I have heard cases of people going faster but I haven't timed it myself.
The Clio weighs 1030kg, or 2270 lbs. No traction control either, it's a pretty similar setup. I'd like to try it for myself some time, I have heard of people pulling 6.8s and so on with stock Clios, so I don't know.How much does you Clio weigh? The Focus weighs in at an already lightweight 2,750 lbs. The right launch coupled with the cold air and a good road surface will produce good times. My Camaro was the same way as well. It also helps that I don't have the power robbing traction control.