2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

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2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby Burbreeze » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Good day All

I took my 2015 (pre facelift) to Ford William Nicol. for my 100k km service. They advised me the cambelt needs to be changed in light of the mileage. The cost is R6k. I called another ford dealership and the technician advised me the ST3 work on a chain system and needs to be replaced every 200k km. Not sure who to believe?

Also Ford William Nicol quoted me R10k to change my shocks and R7k to change my breaks, are these fair quotes?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated as I think I am being extorted by Ford.

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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby Stu » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:53 am

it uses a chain on the Focus 250
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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby MrMazda » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:09 am

Exactly how is Fury planning to chance a cambelt on an engine with a chain driven camshafts?????
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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby Blackriver » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:11 am

Rather steer clear of any Stealership, to replace shocks & brakes is really not that difficult.

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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby FrozenfiST » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:37 pm

Maybe get a quote for the "cambelt" replacement on paper or email from them. Pass this on to FMCSA to advise some more training is required for this dealership
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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby Burbreeze » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:52 pm

Thank you all for your feedback. While my limited knowledge of motor vehicles puts me at risk by dealerships. I can take some comfort having access to this forum and each of your input.

Have a lovely festive season all and safe driving.

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Re: 2015 ST3 When does the cambelt have to be changed?

Postby immo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:12 pm

I got told you drive till the chain makes a noise. Then you replace and that was also from a dealership.

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