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Bought my "new" used car at last!

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Well, after asking advice on here I finally bought my used car within budget - which ended up being less than expected as insurance DIDNT write off the old car in the end :(

So I go a 56 Ford Focus TDCI Sport with 68k on the clock for 5800.

Only question I have is - the timing belt hasnt been changed and there are mixed feedback about that on this car. Ford claim 100k/10 years. So I should be okay. The guy did originally say he would change it if needed but ford said its not so he wont...
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#2
if you can afford it get it changed, whole lot cheaper than a new engine if it goes...

I Had a nissan which they said the timing belt needed changing at 60,000 miles, mine snapped at 33,000 not a happy bunny
#3
junkenstein73
if you can afford it get it changed, whole lot cheaper than a new engine if it goes...

I Had a nissan which they said the timing belt needed changing at 60,000 miles, mine snapped at 33,000 not a happy bunny


Thats the thing... cant really afford it - already up to budget
#4
it will be fine timing belts dont go very often the garage will advise you when it should be done
#5
I would personally change the belt for a peace of mind but it's entirely up to you.
#6
As long as the mileage is true I'd say you had maybe 1- 2 years before you should get it done.

My old mk2 mondeo said 5 years/88000 miles - I got it done at about 95,000/6yrs.

As Junkenstein said though if you get it done now (if you can) you will have better peace of mind - sounds like you have researched it anyway :-)
#7
i just had mine snap in middle of motorway, lost all power,steering,everything.

needed 10 valves,guides,gaskets and such,belt,tensioners and it cost me £465 on a 2000 astra.
would of cost me £90 before it snapped.
it should of been changed at 60k and i left it till 65k and then it snapped,luck really as it could of been alot more if i didnt have acousin who was a mechanic
#8
Thanks - as I said mixed messages :D

I will risk it. I think it will be fine for another year touch wood...
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Good choice of car
#10
shauneco
Good choice of car



Thanks :)
#11
Not a hundred percent sure but a mate that was looking to buy a Focus TDCi was told timing belt (actually a chain on this engine) due change at 120k miles.
#12
martinhb
Not a hundred percent sure but a mate that was looking to buy a Focus TDCi was told timing belt (actually a chain on this engine) due change at 120k miles.


Yes, Certain engines have timing chains, My Galaxy has.

I'd check this out, I know a lot of Mondeo's also have timing chains.
#13
Did'nt think you ever had to change a timing chain ?
#14
junkenstein73
Did'nt think you ever had to change a timing chain ?


Don't think you need to either, Their supposed to be maintenance free, However they can still snap and some would recommend you change them.

They do tend to get a little noisy around 100k
#15
I'd be more worried about it being a "clone" with one of the 130,000 stolen V5's http://www.carreg.co.uk/number_plates/get_news/106
#16
call a garage and ask them, they had a book at my local garage which told them when it needed doing - my pug was 10 years or 72,000 miles but my girlfriends 'new' 2nd hand clio was 6 years or 60,000 miles - defo worth doing if your overdue the timing belt going is what wrote off our old car!
#17
Timing belts on a Focus TDCi are on a schedule change of 100,000 miles or 10 years.
#18
harlzter
I'd be more worried about it being a "clone" with one of the 130,000 stolen V5's http://www.carreg.co.uk/number_plates/get_news/106


Thanks - did a basic HPI check on it and not a registered stolen car. Previous owner is unipart so Im pretty sure its okay.

pugw$sh
Timing belts on a Focus TDCi are on a schedule change of 100,000 miles or 10 years.


Thanks - puts my mind at ease :)

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