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V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 am
by Sarecen
Hi all

As my essex is out of the car for a number of issues, I checked the timing gear which is the old nylon type.

Question is should I replace it with steel or alloy?

Do I need to replace both gears? (even though the crank gear looks flawless)

Thanks in advance

Sarecen

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am
by peter freeman
2 Gears. Steel you don't alloy you do - Alloy is quieter with steel you could be lucky ( like me ) and also have no noise.

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 am
by Nick
Yes, the larger fibre gear only needs to be replaced. Steel and alloy are available. I think the club may do a group buy. I had steel which can “sing” a bit when new. Major suppliers like burtons sell them. The fibre gear may fail drastically :oops:

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:15 am
by scimitargtc
Had a fibre break for on me, just as I as starting the car. Replaced with steel no issues no noise but do the change,

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:35 pm
by Sarecen
thanks for your feed back, I'll source a steel one

Regards

D

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
by roymck
Ric Wood does not sell or recommend Steel timing gears , he,s the V6 Guru

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by philhoward
roymck wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Ric Wood does not sell or recommend Steel timing gears , he,s the V6 Guru
John Wade might disagree although he did sell various “grades” depending on measurements off your actual engine, I believe. That does suggest his gears were made to much better tolerances than Ford made the actual engines..

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:29 pm
by willholderogri
I use steel in mine I would never go back to nylon

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:36 pm
by turboscim
I have had a John Wade steel gear for over 10 years and have used 6500 rpm with no problems and no undue noise

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:42 pm
by scimitargtc
JW supplied mine and no no no problems

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:45 pm
by RodH
On car SOS.(Ford Capri Mk.1. S6 E10. 22 min in)
John Wade said in person "Steel timing gears can cause camshaft fracturing at rpm over 6000"

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:59 pm
by peter freeman
I have never had my engine over 4,000 rpm let alone 6000 - probably why it has done 300,000 miles

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:56 am
by turboscim
Car s o s was Ric Wood not J. W.

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm
by Sarecen
New gear kit sourced and on its way

Thanks for the replies

Regards

Dave g

V6 essex timing gear

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:22 pm
by Jimscim
I changed my Fibre gear for a Burton Steel one . The noise on start up was awful. It whined like a turbo . I found the noise to be unacceptable and changed back to the Fibre gear. , yes a decision I may come to regret 🙏.