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Cloyes, Melling, or Ford?

 
Old 03-11-2019, 07:23 PM
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Ford timing components on the newer motors are made by cloyes. They even have the same part numbers.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:24 PM
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I purchased OEM tensioners from freedom racing 2 weeks ago and they came in bubble wrap, not the FORD bag. Im debating on even using them and sending these back.
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Be careful "just" buying through his link unless your pockets are just that much deeper. Example, in a video he talked about the rocker and lash adjuster set from Ford Racing and provided a Amazon link and the price was $425-$450. The same kit at Summit Racing is right at $310. The only difference is the seller.
I bought the followers from Advance website, genuine Ford parts, using their 25% off discount for ordering online plus another $20 coupon I had. I paid maybe $100? For the lash adjusters, full disclaimer, I did go with Melling... at the time I figured if their pump is good enough, so are the adjusters (presoaked in oil for a week, but came 99% solid anyway). Only part I didn't go Ford with... time will tell if I made the right decision or not, my OCD has me wondering if any little noise I hear is an adjuster (I doubt I'm actually hearing anything)...I got them off Rockauto. For piece of mind, in hindsight, I wish I'd gone Ford on those too just to eliminate the thought from my head. For the life of Ford parts vs the cost of a new(er) truck, the difference in price was pennies on the dollar. If I can afford to **** away money on cosmetics, I better be able to put money where it counts in the mechanicals....
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:53 AM
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http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....roducts_id=725
All OEM by the way

http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....x&cPath=4_7_56
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fordpartsgiant.com had the best deals on the rollers and lash adjusters when I did my motor last year and summit is where I got the Melling pump. I used amazon to get the felpro gaskets and timing tools. Well worth the little extra money to grab those tools IMO.

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Old 03-12-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by nathan3306 View Post
http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....roducts_id=725
All OEM by the way

http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....x&cPath=4_7_56
random stuff they make

fordpartsgiant.com had the best deals on the rollers and lash adjusters when I did my motor last year and summit is where I got the Melling pump. I used amazon to get the felpro gaskets and timing tools. Well worth the little extra money to grab those tools IMO.
That's a good price on timing stuff, but curious why it's not listed for 2004? Lashes changed I think, but were the timing parts changed? I didn't remember coming across different parts when I ordered.
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I think it was because of the 04 heritage model and the new body style model being available in the same year. I bought this same kit and it is working just fine in my 04 3V.

The lash adjusters on the 04 models ARE different. I had to get those for mine but I went through fordpartsgiant, verified by VIN# and all that fun stuff.

I will say everything is included in the timing set but I know I had to reach out to them for the front seals. I'd shoot them an email and they will get back to you pretty quick.

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Originally Posted by nathan3306 View Post
http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....roducts_id=725
All OEM by the way

http://www.modularmotorsportsracing....x&cPath=4_7_56
random stuff they make

fordpartsgiant.com had the best deals on the rollers and lash adjusters when I did my motor last year and summit is where I got the Melling pump. I used amazon to get the felpro gaskets and timing tools. Well worth the little extra money to grab those tools IMO.

Good price from MMR on the OEM kit. The rockers and lash adj. are about $10 cheaper at Summit with free shipping.
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I saw a Melling pump next to the Ford. No question the Melling was beefier and had larger backing plate.
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Originally Posted by El Comandante View Post
I saw a Melling pump next to the Ford. No question the Melling was beefier and had larger backing plate.
I recently read that the Ford plate will flex and begin to leak at 2500 RPM, the 360HV doesn't flex and leak till 5000.
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Originally Posted by Jojodapyro View Post
I recently read that the Ford plate will flex and begin to leak at 2500 RPM, the 360HV doesn't flex and leak till 5000.

What do you do if you want to turn the engine past 5k?
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