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10-31-2009 06:22 AM
Ex TT Thanks Guy's Yes it is a belt and not a chain and it is on the driver's side of the engine. And i will make sure i dont put my hand anywhere near it with the engine running.
10-30-2009 09:17 PM
kevmond Sorry, should of said that all the diesels have always been belt, the petrols are a Mazda derived engines and these are chains, except the new 1.6vvt.
10-30-2009 09:14 PM
kevmond Yes,all of themhave always been belt, even proceding the 1.8 ( 1.6 ) was belt and chain, I think it was 1985, then it got upped to 1.8 in 1988-89 ( Mk4 Escort! ). Kinda the OHV equivalent of Diesels but with OHC, if that makes sense, think Anglia to Ka, same(ish) base engine.

10-30-2009 07:10 PM
Gepard Have they always been belts then? Because as I said...the TIS for the original vehicles states chains.
10-30-2009 04:08 AM
patriot thought a was loosing the plot for a moment guys , Lol, . . . thanks for my confirmation.
10-30-2009 02:26 AM
kevmond All the diesels have Cambelts ( the 1.8tdci has a chain driving the fuel pump and a belt from pumpdriving Camshaft. ) the 1.6 is 60k, 1.8 is 100K change, the 2.0 is 150K change , the new 1.6vvt petrol has a belt as well, the 1.8 and 2.0 petrol is chain.
All Cambelts should be under a cover as terminal engine damage can occur if foreign debris were to enter.
As someone else said, maybe you can see the drive belt, this is the only one that you should see, and no, that doesn`t have a cover.
Hope this helps clear things up a little.
10-30-2009 02:13 AM
sierragls Just had a look on my etis manual and it says that both psa engines have belts, but the petrol engines have chains.Before i bought mu tdci i called fords to find out wether it had a chain or a belt and they too said that it has a belt and should be changed at 150k
10-30-2009 12:41 AM
Gepard The TIS contains information on the PSA engines and states that both contain timing chains.
10-29-2009 11:43 PM
patriot i'll certainly double check in the morning Gepard , but this was one of my primary concerns with the engine, which i had to clear up before ordering the max ???
10-29-2009 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by patriot
well mines a Belt , ford informed me 150,000 mile change interval
Are you sure? Have you seen or or have you just been told its a belt?
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