My Focus (1.6 petrol Zetec engine) has now done 60K miles and I thought I'd
get the cambelt changed at the local Ford dealer. The quote was £200.
I enquired whether they change the tensioner pulley and was told no, and he
added he didn't recall ever changing one, though he would check it for
problems. I'm a bit concerned about this, every time I have read about
cambelt changes it is strongly advised to change the tensioner. Is it really
unnecessary on these engines? I don't see the point in cutting corners now
and risking having to get it all done again if the tensioner becomes noisy,
or worse still I end up with a siezed tensioner/snapped cambelt
Thanks for any info.
- posted 13 years ago