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1998 SE Duratec.

Since it's Dual Overhead Cam, I naturally assumed it had timing belts. I went to Ford Dealer for routine maintenance and inquired on timing belt replacement. The service adviser looked in his book and it told him that the motor had to be removed and the entire engine disassembled to replace timing.

I naturally assumed this was just a dense service writer. So he asked a technician. The tech told me that it does in fact have a timing chain and not a timing belt. I made sure that he knew I had a Duratec and not a Vulcan. Still the answer was that it's a timing chain and not a belt.

Ooooooo-kayyyyyy
 

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Originally posted by KevinMarble@Sep 25 2004, 11:06 PM
HE'S RIGHT!!!
Thanks. Good to know that's one less thing I'll need to worry about replacing (unless it snaps)
 

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I dunno if you guys can see it, but when I open the oil cap on the MPV (has the duratec engine too), you can see the timing chain below and to the left of the opening. Throws up oil when you open the cap with the engine running :eek:
 
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