mattvik30 wrote:Im pretty handy myself but not an expert when it comes to car engines. I would personally get a mechanic to change it as if you do it wrong its going to cost mega bucks to fix. I would leave this one to the proffesionals if i was you.
Wobby wrote:Not sure what GK has linked to above, looks like a mondeo tensioner bolt?
I would get the full locking kit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-1-8-TDDI-TDCI-Focus-Transit-Timing-Belt-Locking-/220800616772?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3368be0944. Something like this. I have a kit but it didn't include the cam sprocket puller (this one does)
You can do the belt change without loosening the sprocket but its not the correct way and you wont time the engine exactly right. I used a puller i had in my garage on mine and managed to break a chunk off the cam sprocket! Luckily i had a spare.
You must lock the engine up though but you can use a piece of threaded bar and a piece of flat bar, i think the Hyanes manual may mention it?
ant720 wrote:hey all thanks for the input. Since it's the first time I'm doing something like this I'm going to get the kit with locking bits and cog puller suggested by wobby, thanks. I guess I will try sell it after I'm done.
Any tips on stuff like where to support the engine from when I take the mount off? would hate to dent/break stuff on the bottom of the engine.
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