A Ford Joins My Garage: Ford Figo Petrol (1st Gen) Ownership Review


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Changing the Drive Belts of my Figo as a DIY, in my Home, without any special tools


Installation Pics:

This is the Crankshaft pulley
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Belt connecting crankshaft pulley to ac compressor pulley
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Routing of the belt
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Belt is loose over the water pump pulley
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This is the belt cover/shield
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Coolant bottle removed out of the way to access the belts
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Belt cover is intact even after many scrapes
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WIP
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This is the Timing Belt
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All the 3 pulleys seen in this pic
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Car has to be raised quite high to work underneath
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Condition of timing belt. Looks to be alright with no cuts or cracks
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Work in Progress, engine cover removed
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Crankshaft main bolt
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After Final installation of new belt
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This is how the routing has to be done in a serpentine way
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Few more pics from the DIY

OEM Belt is costly. Part no. and DOM and MRP seen clearly.
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Bigger belt is 6PK
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Old Belt still had some life left
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Smaller Belt is 5 PK
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Both the belt are made in EU
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Overall very satisfying DIY. Feels good. Car engine is far more silent than before.
Although I couldn't have done it on my own without muscle help from my son. He was the one continuously rotating the crankshaft manually, which is very tight and takes a lot of effort !!
I also happily demonstrated to him all the belt routing and all the pulleys, and what do they do and their roles and risks in case of failure etc. etc. He is a keen learner, and understands faster than me.
Thank you for staying with my DIY till the end.
 
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A kind polite suggestion, When working underneath ensure:
1. Jack is mounted properly (Use 2 Jacks), or put your spare wheel underneath too !
2. Wear gloves, always working with fluids, and sock gloves when handling metal parts.
3. Closed shoes a must !
4. A log book of whatever you are doing is great (Your son can do that, as it will be easy for you to take a note if something goes wrong, or something worked after multiple tries)
 
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A kind polite suggestion, When working underneath ensure:
1. Jack is mounted properly (Use 2 Jacks), or put your spare wheel underneath too !
2. Wear gloves, always working with fluids, and sock gloves when handling metal parts.
3. Closed shoes a must !
4. A log book of whatever you are doing is great (Your son can do that, as it will be easy for you to take a note if something goes wrong, or something worked after multiple tries)
Thank you for your kind suggestion, as well as concern. You are right by all counts.
Except point no.3 everything else was followed properly.
Now that you have pointed out, I will take care of that too. Sounds logical and correct, and better than bruises on toes. or worse loosing a finger in bad scenarios.
 
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