Ford 1.8TDCi: timing chain or timing belt?

Watch: Workshops remain unaware that Ford’s 1.8 TDCi Lynx engine can have two high tenacity timing belt systems

Ford 1.8TDCi: timing chain or timing belt?
A worryingly large number of workshops remain unaware that Ford’s popular 1.8 TDCi Lynx engine can have two high tenacity timing belt systems, according to OE timing belt manufacturer Dayco.

Dayco has issued a warning on GWTV with concerns that workshops remain unaware that Ford’s popular 1.8 TDCi Lynx engines can have two high tenacity timing belt systems.

Widely used to power Focus, Mondeo, Galaxy and Transit Connect models between 1998 and 2013, the Lynx engine was initially launched with a timing belt for the upper drive system and a timing chain for the lower drive system.

However, in 2007 Dayco designed the world’s first belt in oil drive system with a solution to supersede the chain driven high pressure injection pump, as Dayco’s Glen Goldstone explains here on GWTV.

This video feature first appeared in GW Views.

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3 Comments

  1. This is the most backward step I have seen in the last 25 years I have been in he trade .To replace something that never failed with a rubber belt .!!!

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    • Could not agree more. After 10 years just about writes an off

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  2. Thats another model that will be written off at belt change time then.

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