Fiesta 1.5TDCI UGJC Timing belt change

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    2013 model

    Does anyone know the intervals for changing the belt?

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    Like other manufacturers, Ford determine a huge mileage for their timing belts - in this case 125k or 120 months.
    Whether you choose to leave it that long is up to you.....I’ve recently done a SEAT Leon at 115k, recommendation at 110k. The belt looked and felt in excellent condition.
    John :)
     
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    Its likely dependent on the quality of the belt fitted.

    I was advised recently by my local VW garage that the Bora TDI change is 4 years/80k miles. My sister had a C3 and the recommended mileage was 80k miles. She went just past the 80k miles and the belt snapped wrecking the engine.

    A belt change is around 1/6 the cost cost of a new engine.
     
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    Once again, we trust what we are buying.....or do we?
    The SEAT kit I fitted was a Gates one, at least as good as the original so on it went, including pump, tensioner and idler.
    So long as it’s a genuine product! Getting a main dealer product should remove any suspicion.
    John :)
     
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