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IDS SERVICES AVAILABLE - DENSO SPECIALIST
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Had a noisy cam follower since i picked the car up a couple of months ago and ive finally got around to replacing them, however, the Ford (we will take your money) story rears its ugly head again.

I was told without a doubt that the camhafts HAD to be removed to carry out this task, which as some of you will know involves stripping down most of the engine including that dreaded 'Remove the Alternator' mallarky..

Ford information for the 2.5 COUGAR indicates that it it permissable to loosen the camshaft bearing caps in order to slip out the rollers and then replace the followers, however, the 3Ltr and MONDEO information states that the cams have to be removed.

On asking the mechanic what the difference between the 2.5 and 3Ltr setup is he said that there was not really any difference as far as the cams, chains etc are involved but the car will have to be booked in for the job to be done as it says in black and white that the cams have to be removed. Ok, said i, what about the cougar, "oh.. Thats a different engine altogether' said he... You know where this is going..

Anyway, to cut a long story short, i took the Cougar route and loosend everything, all followers have been replaced and the tapping has now gone... Saved about £500 in labour there i think...
 

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MEG Captain
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nice one , and after you have run the car for a bit make sure those bolts are still tight ;) :L
 

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IDS SERVICES AVAILABLE - DENSO SPECIALIST
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bolts will be ok, i've done enough work on my old V6 to trust it, was just unsure about the bearing caps besides, every time the cam cover has to come off it needs re slicone on the joints and i've run out of the goo to do it..
 
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