Changing a Ford V8 cam belt

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  1. joncris

    joncris Read Only Funster

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    Have recently aquired a 97 HR Vacationer powered by a 7.4ltr petrol Ford V8 with mileage of 51,000:BigGrin:

    My question is when should the cam belts be changed Is it like most cars around 40-50k??
     
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    unless you have a service record showing when it was last changed, if it needed to be, then i'd change it for piece of mind.
    thats a lot of possible bent valves if its an interference engine.:Eeek:


    if it actually has a belt.....a lot of big yank engines still use a chain :Doh:
     
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    I could be wrong, but I doubt the cams belt driven, as PJ said Yanks run chains normally:thumb:
     
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    Look this is the FUN site
    If Jon wants to put a belt on, who are we to stop him:thumb:
     
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    See 1 question & already I learn something, Yanks have chains not belts :Doh:
     
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    Yes, l believe that they have camchains, not belts. Makes it easier for us eh?

    Craig
     
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