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    Old timing belt for ford focus 1.6 zetec. any use to anyone?

    Just had car serviced and new timing belt. mechanic said it would last at least another 10,000 miles. its a genuine ford one.
    Do they fetch any money?

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    Fuel Oil Repair Daily FORD LOL

    Somebody would give you a couple of quid for it,

    No, nobody would pay a penny for it unless they are extremely 'stupid'. The labour cost of replacement or the time needed for a DIY change means that nobody would ever fit a second hand belt. Furthermore, the mechanic doesn't know really whether it will last 10k miles and after being on your car for x miles, the belt will not do very well on another engine. I hope the mechanic didn't suggest you try to offer it for sale, if so, wow.

    Original Poster

    No i just thought it'd be a shame to waste it!

    i shall probably sling it then

    It's finished, that's why you have replaced it.

    Heard it all now..Talk about money for old rope...
    Just out of interest what did they charge you to change the cam belt?

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    pghstochaj;5971760

    No, nobody would pay a penny for it unless they are extremely 'stupid'. … No, nobody would pay a penny for it unless they are extremely 'stupid'. The labour cost of replacement or the time needed for a DIY change means that nobody would ever fit a second hand belt. Furthermore, the mechanic doesn't know really whether it will last 10k miles and after being on your car for x miles, the belt will not do very well on another engine. I hope the mechanic didn't suggest you try to offer it for sale, if so, wow.



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    Original Poster

    he did service, cambelt, alternator...put new locking nuts on cos i'd not got a key and put me a fog lamp on that i bought to replace a broken one all for £165

    It's mates rates compared to other quotes i had.
    next cheapest was 200 quid without alternator,locking nuts and fog lamp change

    Good deal for that price.
    As for the belt, never reuse it.

    They give u the old parts to prove they have been replaced, they are used and no good, thats why they were replaced.
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