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Timing belt AND chain!?

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Hi. My 06 transit connect has 110000 miles on clock. I'm worried about timing belt/chain so Ive been asking around for quotes. Two garages told me that I have a wet and dry belt. First garage said it's around £1k to change them. Second one was £700. I phoned Ford just there to make sure it's definitely a wet and dry belt set up. They told me I have a dry timing belt AND a chain. I asked if that's the one in the cassette type thing. They said yes and said I wouldn't need to change the chain, just the belt and water pump need changed. 

 

Can anyone confirm this is correct as I'm sceptical still and havnt got a clue. 

 

If this is true then why are independent garages quoting me for a wet and dry belt change when ford says its a chain and doesn't need replacing? 

 

Please help? 

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This is the series engine in your Transit Connect.

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Mazda L engine

Mazda MX-5 (NC) 2.0 MZR LF-VE engine

Overview

Manufacturer

Mazda

Also called

MZR

Duratec

EcoBoost

Production2001–present

Layout

ConfigurationInline 4

Displacement

1.8 L; 109.7 cu in (1,798 cc)

2.0 L; 122.0 cu in (1,999 cc)

2.3 L; 138.0 cu in (2,261 cc)

2.5 L; 151.8 cu in (2,488 cc)

Cylinder bore

83 mm (3.27 in)

87.5 mm (3.44 in)

89 mm (3.50 in)

Piston stroke

83.1 mm (3.27 in)

94 mm (3.70 in)

100 mm (3.94 in)

Block materialAluminum

Head materialAluminum

ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves x cyl. with VVT (some versions)

Compression ratio9.7:1, 10.0:1, 10.8:1, 12.1:1

Combustion

TurbochargerOn some versions since 2010

Fuel system

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Direct injection

Fuel typeGasoline

Oil systemWet sump

Cooling systemWater-cooled

Output

Power output125–285 hp (93–213 kW; 127–289 PS)

Torque output122–280 lb⋅ft (165–380 N⋅m)

Chronology

PredecessorMazda F engine

SuccessorMazda SKYACTIV-G engine

The Mazda L-series is a mid-sized inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine designed by Mazda as part of their MZR family, ranging in displacement from 1.8L to 2.5L. Introduced in 2001, it is the evolution of the cast-iron block F-engine. The L-series is used by Ford as their 1.8L to 2.5L Duratec world engine.

The L-engine uses a chain-driven DOHC, 16-valve valvetrain with an all-aluminum block construction and cast-iron cylinder liners. Other features include fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods and a one-piece cast crankshaft.

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