Replacing the wet belt on the Ford 1.0 EcoBoost at Priorslee Motor Services Ltd.
Priorslee Motor Services are specialists in the replacement of the wet belts on the 1.0 EcoBoost Ford Engines. We are one of only a small handful of garages in the local area with the ability, tools and knowhow to carry out these replacements professionally and efficiently and as a result of this we are doing many each month.
What’s the Story? A Rubber belt in Oil !?!
The Ford 1.0 litre EcoBoost engines use a Wet Belt instead of the traditional Timing belt, the main difference is that the Wet Belt runs inside the engine and a timing belt runs on the outside of the engine.
Ford recommend these belts are replaced every 10 years or 150,000 miles however on some vehicles due to lack of servicing, poor maintenance or incorrect oils used we are seeing many of these belts failing prior to the suggested replacement interval so we suggest a replacement at about 8 years or 80000 miles to be sure. If the belt fails there is a high chance that a replacement engine will be required.
The 1.0 EcoBoost engine was first introduced to the UK market in 2012 meaning they are now coming due for the Wet Belt to be replaced and or overdue.
The powerful 1.0 litre engine was fitted to several of Fords models including the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Transit Connect Van and the Ford B-Max.
Is having my Wet Belt replaced a big job?
The design of the wet belt means that replacement is a big job. We have to strip down the top, side and bottom of the engine to be able to access the wet belt and the oil pump belt and we have to use specific timing tools.
There are several special tools required to replace the Wet Belt on the EcoBoost engine, firstly you need a ‘Torque Multiplier’ to be able to tighten the crank bolt to its specified torque setting, then you need the flywheel locking plate to ensure the crank cannot move whilst the belt is being replaced and the correct timing kit to ensure that both cams are set correctly.
At Priorslee Motors for peace of mind we always replace the following components when carrying out a wet belt replacement:
- Cambelt Kit
- Oil pump belt
- Front crank seal
- Rocker cover gasket
- Bottom crank pully bolt
- Waterpump / block gasket
On some occasions it may be advisable to remove and thoroughly decontaminate the oil sump.
Should I have it replaced?
Absolutely YES ! - Replacing the Wet Belt is certainly not a cheap job as it takes approximately 8 hours but should this be neglected and the belt fail then the alternative would be that you need to spend thousands of pounds on a replacement engine!
For a quote please do not hesitate to contact us on 01952 615939