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Didn't think ligthning was meant to strike twice!

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In May 2014 my 2007 Ford Ranger was approaching 72000 miles and I was thinking I'm sure the timing belt is due around this time. At 72522 it snapped! Smashed 15 out of 16 rockers and cost £1100 for repairs.

 

I mentioned to a relative who is a mechanic and works on Rangers for a utility company when it was next due as I would be hitting 120,000 miles this summer and he said they usually let them go to 130,000 but he would do it as it is very easy to do on the Ranger. Summer cam and went and last week I was delivering firewood, going up hill when I heard the familiar snap, lost power and engine light came on!! Well, lomg story short, got recovered to a garage recommended by a friend - main pulley had collapsed (had heard a noise last few days like a vibration), smashed all 16 rockers, snapped belts obviously and damaged collets on camshaft. Oh and they noticed the radiator leaking as well. Back on the road again and bill was £900 (think I was over charged the first time). 

 

Don't think I will be so lucky again so it either goes within next 40,000 or it has a new belt every two tears!

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