Timing chain or belt?

gerito

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Sep 15, 2010
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I HAVE JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST COUGAR AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT HAS A TIMINIG CHAIN NOT A BELT. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS FOR ME PLEASE. IF IT IS A BELT, WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY A REPLACEMENT THAT SHIP TO SPAIN.
CHEERS:beer: GERITO
 

adamellisuk

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Sep 20, 2010
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Someone said i should change the belt (before they knew it was a chain) but does it not have to be done if it is a chain?

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Sabre Tooth

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Oct 7, 2009
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Someone said i should change the belt (before they knew it was a chain) but does it not have to be done if it is a chain?

Cheers
Come 2012, the year of some unknown holocaust that will wreak total destruction of all known life on this planet, as we know it................& far beyond, to a time when humanity exists aboard distant spacecraft & have colonised or terraformed distant planets...............................the chain on your coog should still be fine bud.(y)
 

adamellisuk

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Sep 20, 2010
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haha, its just someone told me that you need to get them done before they break or your car is a goner! But he was talking about a timing belt, not a chain so i thought id double check.
 

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Come 2012, the year of some unknown holocaust that will wreak total destruction of all known life on this planet, as we know it................& far beyond, to a time when humanity exists aboard distant spacecraft & have colonised or terraformed distant planets...............................the chain on your coog should still be fine bud.(y)

...as soon as that! :cry:.........:LOL:

haha, its just someone told me that you need to get them done before they break or your car is a goner! But he was talking about a timing belt, not a chain so i thought id double check.

Yep, as a rough guide the chain will live as long as the car, or vice-versa o_O
The belt fitted to the zetec on average will be changed/renewed 3 times in the cars lifetime. :beer:
 

Sabre Tooth

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Adam, I think you'll find it's VERY rare for the chain to go, as was stated(y)........................you've prob got more chance of winning the Lottery than your chain breaking...............& IF you do, remember the helpful people that answered your questions & offered free advice on your car...................ESPECIALLY if their user name begins with the letter S.:)