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2006 Mondeo 2.2. Tdci Timing Belt/Chain watch

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    I am about to go view a Ford Mondeo 2006 2.2 TDci which has 80,000 miles on the clock. In the past when I have viewed used cars I have always made sure the timing belt has been done at the correct intervals, but now I am aware that a lot of modern engines use chains instead.
    Could someone tell me if this car will have a belt or a chain, and if a chain, does it need replaced at certain intervals (like 60,000 miles)?
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    They are belt driven.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine

    Chains don't need replacing, but sometimes the timing chain tensioner wears out.
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    You are quite close to the changing interval- for my Focus TDCI I believe the interval is at maximum 100k but typically they're replaced well before then, just in case.

    That said, they're not known to fail before 100k but if it does, it's obviously an expensive fix.
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    They are belt driven.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine

    Chains don't need replacing, but sometimes the timing chain tensioner wears out.
    I just looked at that Wikipedia article and if you look carefully it actually says that only post-2008 will be belt driven. I'm not trying to be funny by going through it but it just makes it clear to the OP that it's a chain driven engine.

    If you firstly look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine#2.2 you will see the original 2.2 Duratorq engine weren't related to the PSA DW12 engine however from April 2008 the 2.2 Duratorq and PSA DW12 engines are the same in all but name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine#2.2_2.

    The above is further confirmed by the Ford ETIS technical site (great site for Ford technical data), which give no listing for a timing belt change until 2008 onwards for 2.2 Duratorq.
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    They are belt driven.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine

    Chains don't need replacing, but sometimes the timing chain tensioner wears out.
    Er... yes they do!
    They stretch over time. However, service intervals tend to be every 150k or so.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Er... yes they do!
    They stretch over time. However, service intervals tend to be every 150k or so.
    Ooops!
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    (Original post by fruit_n_veg)
    I just looked at that Wikipedia article and if you look carefully it actually says that only post-2008 will be belt driven. I'm not trying to be funny by going through it but it just makes it clear to the OP that it's a chain driven engine.

    If you firstly look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine#2.2 you will see the original 2.2 Duratorq engine weren't related to the PSA DW12 engine however from April 2008 the 2.2 Duratorq and PSA DW12 engines are the same in all but name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine#2.2_2.

    The above is further confirmed by the Ford ETIS technical site (great site for Ford technical data), which give no listing for a timing belt change until 2008 onwards for 2.2 Duratorq.
    Well spotted!
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Turns out (as fruitnveg pointed out) that it is chain driven. It's service is due a within a few thousand miles so I will ask the Ford mechanics when he thinks I should get it changed then.
 
 
 
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