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I have a ford focus 1.8 dt ci , I had the timing belt changed

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Hi I have a ford focus 1.8 dt ci , I had the timing belt changed at 100,000 but ive since learned it could have a further wet belt that should have been replaced , I have also been told by my garage this second belt could be a chain and if so to leave it alone , I do a lot of miles every year and the car is now on 120,000 so ime a little concerned, can you please tell me if my car has a chain or belt that further needs replacing , thankyou .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

the main timing is by cam belt as you have already replaced, then there's a small chain on the inside of the engine

this is intended to last the life of the engine so you don't have to worry about repalcement
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

does this apply to the 08 model lynx engine

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

thanks for the extra information

the lynx engine used from 2007 onwards is a belt in oil inside the engine

however the same as the chain as its meant ot last the life of the engine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi can I ask how a rubber belt can last the same amount of time as a chain

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hi can I ask how a rubber belt can last the same amount of time as a chain thanks

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello

its not really made of rubber

these new belts are 'in oil' type and are made from Kevlar and composite

they are used a lot within the industry now to replace timing chains as they are cheaper to make and run quieter
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