Is the Ford Transit Custom a good choice to convert to a camper?

I am looking to buy a van to renovate so that our family can go on adventures. I have found a Transit Custom with 85k miles, LWB, 2.0 Euro 6 engine. I rang the seller and asked for more details. He shared that last year, Ford replaced the engine, turbo, and injectors because the wet timing belt failed. Should I be nervous about this, or should I see it as a huge blessing? Are the 2.0 litre euro 6 engines good?

Asked on 25 February 2024 by Matt Huckle

Answered by Craig Cheetham
The "wet belt" is a known issue with the Euro 6 Transit Custom with Ford recommending it being changed every 10 years or 144,000 miles. A number of examples have seen failure before this mileage and a lot of independent garages recommend changing them sooner - at six years or 96,000 miles. As this one has had the belt replaced and associated repairs carried out then it's arguably a safer bet than a van that hasn't so this is generally a positive thing - just be sure to keep on top of belt changes in the future and replace it before the manufacturer-recommended interval if you value peace of mind.
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