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TB 001 Installation recommendations for timing system on GM 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 16V engines
TB 002 VAG 1.9 Diesel – Timing belts 5543XS and 5559XS
TB 003 Ford Transit 2.5 Diesel, Turbo Diesel Timing Belts/Kits
TB 004 K025433XS for Ford 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 engines
TB 005 K015571XS/K015572XS for Ford Transit 2.5 D
TB 006 Micro-V® XF belts – PJ profile
TB 007 5223XS/5622XS and kits

TB 008 K035040/K045040 for Renault/Jeep 2.1D, TD

TB 009 PowerGrip® Kit K015563XS - replaced with TB 025
TB 010 Timing Belt System replacement on VAG 1.8 20V engines (PowerGrip® Belt and Kits 5492XS)

TB 011 Hydraulic Tensioners
TB 012 Installation of tensioner used in PowerGrip® Kits K015543XS, K025543XS and K015559XS
TB 013 Accessory drive on Renault 1.5 DCi engines
TB 014 PowerGrip® Kit K015432XS for Fiat and Lancia 1.6 petrol engines
TB 015 Fiat group 1.9 JTD engines
TB 016 PowerGrip® Kit K015541XS for Ford 1.8 diesel engines - replaced with TB 027

TB 017 Volvo S40/V40 models with 1.9 diesel engine
TB 018 5 and 6 PK Micro-V® XF belts on Renault engines

TB 019 Selecting timing belts/kits for the Renault 1.9D engine
TB 019 Xref list for Renault 1.9D
TB 020 VAG Timing System replacement intervals
TB020 Addendum
TB 021 STT-1 tension values
TB 022 Tensioning issues on Chevrolet/Daewoo 16V petrol engines
TB 023 K02/K035468XS for PSA 1.8 and 2.0 16V engines
TB 024 Tension setting procedure for PSA 2.0 HDI engines
TB 025 Timing belt/kit installation on GM (Isuzu) TD 1.7D engines
TB 026 Sofim 2.4 2.5 2.8 Diesel engines
TB 027 FORD 1.8 Diesel engine
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QH = FRA 468


Focus: Starter motor Failure
Model: Ford 2.4 TDCi/2.0 TDCi
Lucas / QH Warranty Department reports on a recurring problem with the starter for the FORD Transit (2000 onwards).
The unit is failing due to significantly high levels of metal dust particles contaminating the pinion housing.



On inspection, the units do not exhibit any manufacturing defects. The premature failure of the unit is due to contamination of the pinion/drive area from metal dust particles produced within the Dual-mass Flywheel, when the clutch wears or becomes overheated. During scheduled servicing, it is recommended that the clutch is checked and if found to be showing signs of wear should be replaced.


Replacing a starter unit that is found to be contaminated with high levels of metal dust particles in the pinion area and the transmission bell housing has not been thoroughly cleaned out before installing the replacement unit, will lead to the unit failing in a short period of time.


We cannot accept under warranty any units that have failed due to this contamination fault, as this is not a manufacturing defect of the starter motor.


All you need to know about Old Units and AMK's Recon / Return Service. If the old unit is reconable and it is in AMK's Range it should take 3-4 Working days. Returned Damage or Broken units will void Old Unit Charges. For more Info click the AMK button Below :