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Ok... this is where the newbie makes a dick of himself!! First Post..




Had my C-Max for a week now.. finding time to look it over.. And i am puzzled if the Timing Belt should be covered??? Mine is not and the belt is fullly visual.. seems odd. and slightly dangerous if you are working on the car whilst it is running.. Tried to fing image on google but nothing.

any ideas..
 

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Ex TT said:
Ok... this is where the newbie makes a dick of himself!! First Post..




Had my C-Max for a week now.. finding time to look it over.. And i am puzzled if the Timing Belt should be covered??? Mine is not and the belt is fullly visual.. seems odd. and slightly dangerous if you are working on the car whilst it is running.. Tried to fing image on google but nothing.

any ideas..
OK!!! had a look at mates C Max and yes its the same.. opps!
 

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should defo be encased in the plastic case , exTT. Just a coincidence that ya mates not too . Fitters being lazy ???
 

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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 ???
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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