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Before I acquired my BMax 1.0 there were concerns in my mind about the longevity of such a small 3 cylinder engine. Looks like those concerns were unnecessary. There is a BMax 125 Zetec on a 65 plate for sale in Autotrader with 140,000 miles on the clock. My maths say that that it equates to 20,000 per year. Whoever had it originally obviously had no worries. My assumption is of course that it is the original engine.
 

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Nothing to worry about. It may be a small engine but it's a damned good one.
As my dad used to say, look after it and it will look after you.
Do regular maintenance and you should have no issues.
 

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Nothing to worry about. It may be a small engine but it's a damned good one.
As my dad used to say, look after it and it will look after you.
Do regular maintenance and you should have no issues.
The only issue I can see is the cost of the timing belt replacement , (circa £1200 by Ford) , has anyone replaced theirs yet on the forum ?

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mileage is not the biggest fault with cars/engines,
many low mileage auto bmax's (typically 'mobility scheme' cars) have had auto gearbox problems, because they were not used very much
always look at the overall condition, not the recorded mileage
 

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The only issue I can see is the cost of the timing belt replacement , (circa £1200 by Ford) , has anyone replaced theirs yet on the forum ?
Cheaper way around that is to use a good, trusted local independant garage or simply do the job yourself.
 

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Cheaper way around that is to use a good, trusted local independant garage or simply do the job yourself.
Local garages won't touch it , special tooling required , the best price I've had is a garage at Lincoln that specialise in the ecoboost . £675 for the belt with genuine belt , oil and filter . 120 mile round trip .

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You’re right! Pig of a job. I’ve always changed cam belts myself but Ecoboost is a no no.
Just removing the crank pulley is a nightmare.
I think £675 is a bargain to be honest.
But, I wouldn’t be surprised that one day someone will be on this forum saying theirs have done 300k miles on the same belt.
 

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You’re right! Pig of a job. I’ve always changed cam belts myself but Ecoboost is a no no.
Just removing the crank pulley is a nightmare.
I think £675 is a bargain to be honest.
But, I wouldn’t be surprised that one day someone will be on this forum saying theirs have done 300k miles on the same belt.
It's decision time as there's the rear axle bushes to do also , do I spend on the B or take the decent price We Buy Any Car ate offering ?

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It's decision time as there's the rear axle bushes to do also , do I spend on the B or take the decent price We Buy Any Car ate offering ?

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Beware of WeBuyAnyCar. When you take it to their appointed dealer for checking, they will find every fault you didn't know you had as well and reduce the offer. That's how the dealer makes his profit out of WBAC.
 
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Beware of WeBuyAnyCar. When you take it to their appointed dealer for checking, they will find every fault you didn't know you had as well and reduce the offer. That's how the dealer makes his profit out of WBAC.

Thanks I'll bear that in mind , tbh there really isn't a mark on the car as it's only done 28k but I'm sure they'll try to find something.

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Beware of WeBuyAnyCar. When you take it to their appointed dealer for checking, they will find every fault you didn't know you had as well and reduce the offer. That's how the dealer makes his profit out of WBAC.
Absolutely right. I have written to ASA complaining that their tag line "find out how much your car is worth in 30 seconds" is misleading advertising. They will give you a figure based on Make, model, year & mileage but until they inspect the car you won't get an offer for your actual car. It is not unreasonable that they need to include condition in there offer but it highlights the lie that you will know how much YOUR car is worth in 30 seconds!!
 

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What is the recommended timing belt life on the 1L EcoBoost ?

I thought I read 240K KM somewhere but not sure.

At any rate, the OP mentions 140K miles, that's 225K KM ....

My previous Ford had the 1.6L Duratec and that was THE most reliable engine I've ever run,. Period.
230K Km , no belt change and very rare oil changes, NEVER seen a stealership nor indy garage !
 

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What is the recommended timing belt life on the 1L EcoBoost ?

I thought I read 240K KM somewhere but not sure.

At any rate, the OP mentions 140K miles, that's 225K KM ....

My previous Ford had the 1.6L Duratec and that was THE most reliable engine I've ever run,. Period.
230K Km , no belt change and very rare oil changes, NEVER seen a stealership nor indy garage !
for the 1L, it was originally marketed as 'for the life of the car', but they changed it to recommend 10 years or 100,000 mile
 
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