Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2007 Hatchback - Cambelt Change - Galaxy

My niece is planning to have the cambelt changed on her car fairly soon.

I'm not that familiar with this engine and just wondered whether it's recommended that the water pump should be changed at the same time, please? Obviously, a full cambelt kit would be used.

Ford give the recommended life of the belt on this engine of 150,000 miles! Wow! I thought the 100,000 miles for the belt on my Mondeo was pretty good, but 150,000! Is this the highest recommended figure given by any manufacturer for any engine, I wonder?

I believe her car has done about 125K.

( Yes, I know about "Recommendations!")

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2007 Hatchback - Cambelt Change - elekie&a/c doctor

Water pump driven from cambelt ,so a defo yes to replacement when belt kit fitted.

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2007 Hatchback - Cambelt Change - Railroad.
I can never get my head around how the manufacturer can give a recommended toothed belt interval such as 150,000 miles. How do they know what's going to happen to your engine in that time, or how the car is going to be driven? Some cars will clock up 150,000 miles in 3 years, others will take 20 years. How can anyone seriously think they're the same thing? You should apply common sense with regard to changing the cambelt.

The same applies to servicing. "My car only needs a service every 30,000 miles" says Mr Knowfa, but what he doesn't understand is that it does not mean his car has a 30,000 mile service interval regardless of how long it takes to do them.
 

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