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Old 09-02-2010, 08:34 PM
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Question about timing belt and other repairs

So I noticed a leak on my car and brought it to the honda import mechanic. The heater hose is leaking. And the sound in my clutch is possibly a throwout bearing. Also, the water pump is slightly leaking. Also noticed that my idle would drop when using my sunroof and I just replaced the battery. I need to check with a multimeter first, but I think my alternator is going as well.

So my questions:

What all do I need to change the timing belt? Is there a quality kit anybody could point me to? (my buddys mechanic is going to be doing all the work on it as long as I grab the parts .. and I will learn while watching/helping). By searching through threads, I should also be replacing the cam and front main seals as well. I searched around on eBay and found some, but would feel more comfortable asking the pros here for their advice ;)

I figured since we're doing the timing belt, I should also do the water pump at the same time. That and the alternator and belt

Where can I find a new alternator? I would just grab a reman. from autozone, but I dont' want to have to deal with replacing it every year when it dies. Or would the better route be to get mine rebuilt? I'm not planning on running a crazy system so I don't need high-output. I think the vtecs stock are 95amps..

And lastly, if it's the throwout bearing going, I'm not too pissed since I planned on putting a new clutch in anyways. I know exedy has the OEM, but would it be worth it getting a stage 1 with a lighter flywheel (8lb fidanza)? I may be thinking of just getting the OEM exedy because I will probably be running out of money by then.

Thanks guys for any replies, suggestions, comments.
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

The clutch and flywheel are really up to you because they are expensive!! I have a fidanza flywheel and centerforce clutch, good combination, not alot of give and it revs up a lil quicker but your not going to get a lot of bang for your buck. Just really depends on how much you want to spend.

Be better to go ahead and replace all that when you do timing belt. They do make a kit for it but i'm not sure what kind to tell you to get
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

Thanks for the response. I'm thinking of probably just getting an OEM clutch replacement and save the flywheel and stage 1 purchase for later. I'll need the money for the other stuff

I don't have any maintenance records or know the mileage on the car, so trying to get some things changed before they **** on me, and so I can start keeping maintenance records on it to know when I'm due.
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

From the sound of it once you're done with this stuff you wont have anymore major maintenance for a whiiiiile. lol.

Just to clarify, stage 1= OEM. Just so you know.

I know most guys buy their t-belt kits and clutch kits off of ebay. Just find a good reputable dealer and you should be fine. Although someone may chime in with a known good seller, which would obviously be preferred.

As for the gaskets either swing by the dealer or grab them off of majestichonda. Same would go for the alternator for me personally, although some guys may get them form somewhere else. I'm sure someone else will chime in soon with a bit more first hand advice on this stuff, but I hope this helps ya in the mean time.
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For clutch/flywheel combos, gripforce clutches on Ebay can't be beat. They have extremely good prices and their products are legit. I know myself and numerous others on here have purchased for them.

As for timing belt/water pump/balancer shaft belt, and other seals gaskets, you can go to the dealership (and get raped out the ass price wise), go to Majestic Honda (and get a pretty good deal), or go on EBay and find reputable sellers that are selling OEM Honda parts (trust me, they're there, you just have to be patient and find them). There are other options but those are probably the 3 most common.
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

Cool cool.

yeah, I have a couple of clutch kits in my watched items from gripforce so I'll go that route.

I'll lurk ebay. I usually do most of the day. That or craigslist.

Thanks for the responses guys. Just can't wait to get the maintenance stuff out of the way so I can start doing the fun stuff!
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

i am about to buy a 2.2 jdm vtec and it is said to of run before the timing belt went if it was running when the belt went is the motor toast or what? or can i replace the belt and be on with it...... i just wonder if the valves can hit the pistons when the belt goes
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

Shoot Mike at Import Replacement Parts | Import Performance & OEM Parts an email. Great parts and even better prices.

I'm in the middle of doing my timing and balance belts plus water pump on my H23A1 and paid HALF of what the parts house wanted (no tax or shipping charges).

Here my list:


Part number Product Item price

HON086792 BANDO Timing Belt $30.80
HON000618 GENUINE Balance Shaft Tensioner Spring $3.81
HON074479 BANDO Balance Shaft Belt $14.57
HON030684 KOYO Timing Belt Tensioner $16.80
HON032918 KOYO Balance Shaft Belt Tensioner $21.41
HON050122 STONE Crankshaft Seal $3.58
HON090085 NPW Water Pump $46.18
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Re: Question about timing belt and other repairs

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Shoot Mike at Import Replacement Parts | Import Performance & OEM Parts an email. Great parts and even better prices.

I'm in the middle of doing my timing and balance belts plus water pump on my H23A1 and paid HALF of what the parts house wanted (no tax or shipping charges).

Here my list:


Part number Product Item price

HON086792 BANDO Timing Belt $30.80
HON000618 GENUINE Balance Shaft Tensioner Spring $3.81
HON074479 BANDO Balance Shaft Belt $14.57
HON030684 KOYO Timing Belt Tensioner $16.80
HON032918 KOYO Balance Shaft Belt Tensioner $21.41
HON050122 STONE Crankshaft Seal $3.58
HON090085 NPW Water Pump $46.18

will do. Thanks bro
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