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The battle with Ford is just beginning not sure if I'm going to win on this one.

It is 2014 and there is no recommendation in the owner's manual for a time interval just every 150 thousand miles.

Has anyone else had this happen to them?

Engine had a super easy life all highway miles and full synthetic Mobil 1 oil changes every 10,000 miles.

Engine is obviously toast with valves hitting pistons.

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You might be one of the first with an early belt failure. I always thought these belts were good for 10yrs 150,000 miles. What part of the country do you live? I wonder if climate or oil type played a role.
 

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You might be one of the first with an early belt failure. I always thought these belts were good for 10yrs 150,000 miles. What part of the country do you live? I wonder if climate or oil type played a role.
Do you have any documentation on the early belt failure anything would help!

I live in North Dakota so yes we do get -30 below ambient.

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The battle with Ford is just beginning not sure if I'm going to win on this one.

It is 2014 and there is no recommendation in the owner's manual for a time interval just every 150 thousand miles.

Has anyone else had this happen to them?

Engine had a super easy life all highway miles and full synthetic Mobil 1 oil changes every 10,000 miles.

Engine is obviously toast with valves hitting pistons.

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I have 180,000 miles on mine. Getting the timing belt and factory clutch replaced next week, but the car runs well. Clutch is still holding good but it chatters when I take off first time every morning.

Only time I’ve experienced early timing belt failure was with an Elantra the first year they came out, but I drove that car hard.


2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
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I have 180,000 miles on mine. Getting the timing belt and factory clutch replaced next week, but the car runs well. Clutch is still holding good but it chatters when I take off first time every morning.

Only time I’ve experienced early timing belt failure was with an Elantra the first year they came out, but I drove that car hard.


2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
Cold Air Intake
OBX Header with high-flo cat, resonator, and DC Sports muffler and 2.5” exhaust
N2MB Two Step
FRPP Suspension
17” Focal with 205/45s
3M Dark Smoke Vinyl Wrapped Lights
What's the cost to replace the belt? My dealer says 13 hours labor!

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What's the cost to replace the belt? My dealer says 13 hours labor!

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$1450 for clutch and timing belt. Guy I’m using used to be a Ford tech.


2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
Cold Air Intake
OBX Header with high-flo cat, resonator, and DC Sports muffler and 2.5” exhaust
N2MB Two Step
FRPP Suspension
17” Focal with 205/45s
3M Dark Smoke Vinyl Wrapped Lights
 

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I have 180,000 miles on mine. Getting the timing belt and factory clutch replaced next week, but the car runs well. Clutch is still holding good but it chatters when I take off first time every morning.

Only time I’ve experienced early timing belt failure was with an Elantra the first year they came out, but I drove that car hard.


2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
Cold Air Intake
OBX Header with high-flo cat, resonator, and DC Sports muffler and 2.5” exhaust
N2MB Two Step
FRPP Suspension
17” Focal with 205/45s
3M Dark Smoke Vinyl Wrapped Lights
180,000 miles is a lot for a timing belt, but it's good to know it can take a beating. Is yours a 1.6 or a 1.0 Ecoboost?
My 2012 5 spd has 134K miles and I'll replace it before it hits 140K.
I used to have a 2011 and replaced that one at 80K. Maybe I was overcautious back then, but it definitely helped having that receipt on my service history when I sold it.

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