Mine's on 51k miles and is currently having a new engine dropped
in- the timing belt tensioner failed. Annoyingly the immediate and only
response from the local Ford dealer was "That'll be ~2800 UKP for a new
engine and labour please!"
According to them and Ford UK technical support (01922 725 266)
if anybody's interested) the replacement interval for the timing belt is
ten years or a hundred thousand miles, whichever comes first.
Much politeness and a bit of persistence later Ford have agreed
to pay half of the total cost of repairs. I didn't think this was too
bad for a four year old car out of warranty. Though of course it
shouldn't have failed in the first place..... :)
I just had my '99 2,0 euro zetec Focus in for 120k km service at my
local Ford dealer,and I asked specificly about this. They said I
shouldn't bother.Ford recommended change at 160k km.
I just hope they know what they're doing.
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