Thread: Cam belt or Chain


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Hi guys so I finally bought a car, Ford Focus Estate 2007 Estate 91,000 miles diesel. but is not cam belt is chain. I don't know a lot about chains any one had experiences? thanks

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    Cam belt or Chain

    Hi guys so I finally bought a car, Ford Focus Estate 2007 Estate 91,000 miles diesel.

    but is not cam belt is chain. I don't know a lot about chains any one had experiences?

    thanks



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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    nothing to worry about mate tbh

    Just check service history and aux belt and it should be fine.


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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    Unless it rattles dont worry

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    you still need to get water pump changed. think most people think its cam chain and leave that whole area alone thinking it cant go wrong. but for a 2007 car i wouldnt worry. give it till about 80k miles.

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    a chain is better than belt is it not ?

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dentist View Post
    you still need to get water pump changed. think most people think its cam chain and leave that whole area alone thinking it cant go wrong. but for a 2007 car i wouldnt worry. give it till about 80k miles.
    it has 91k on the clock mate!! lol ... ex-hsbc area manager car.....thinking about changing it anyway just for peace of mind...as it has full service history and it doesn't say it has been changed! and I grabbed myself a bargain anyway!

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    Quote Originally Posted by surfbum View Post
    a chain is better than belt is it not ?
    majority say so mate...

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    ok, u learn something new every day.

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    chain will out last yer car. anything using the chain system is better as long as the chain dont rattle you wont have a prob as for changing the water pump if the water pump uses a plastic pella then yes change it other than that just do oil filter changes as normal will be fine

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    Re: Cam belt or Chain

    I would google that if I was you had loads of cars in the past 35yrs cam chain normally last life time only tensioners need replacing



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