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Old 05-06-2010, 01:02 PM
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When should I change my timing belt?

How many miles are you suppose to change your timing belt at? Also what kind of behavior would indicate that you need to have it changed?
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

Anyone? At least tell me where I should look?
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

every 80-90K miles at the most.


there are no indicators until your t-belt snaps and destroys your entire motor. so better safe than sorry
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

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How many miles are you suppose to change your timing belt at? Also what kind of behavior would indicate that you need to have it changed?
I would change it close to 100,000 miles, if you know the car and you know how it was maintained like you owned it from new. Now if you bought the car and it already had right over 100,000 miles on it change it right away. they might tell you they had it done if they do make them show you proof. Now usually most of these Prelude are at their second timing belt job, I went ahead and did mine again at 155,000 because I heard the water pump bearing starting to make noise. Luckily I heard this and I could take care of it before it broke. This will happen all of a sudden like and if it does the car will go immediately off timing and sputter, you'll know it when it happens, shut the car down immediately once that belt breaks, then the valves will be stuck down when the piston comes to top dead center and hit and bend the valves that are open. I suggest changing the timing belt every 70,000 or so. Now this also means change water pump, tensioner all parts that are involved with the timing belt. I have seen people pay the cash to have the timing belt done and they saw the price of the tensioner and said na, I'll skip that this time, well just so happens this guy's tensioner was leaking fluid and it went lax and the timing belt jumped off and there he was again doing another timing belt job. I think he even had to have the head resurfaced and replace all the exhaust valves, because he didn't think it was the timing belt because it was only a month after he did the timing belt the first time.

Hope that helps, if in doubt change it out.

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every 60-70k
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

I think honda calls for a change of t-belt every 60k miles. No one ever follows service intervals though. I would say every 100k max. I see the t-belts start snapping around 130k most often.
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

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I think honda calls for a change of t-belt every 60k miles. No one ever follows service intervals though. I would say every 100k max. I see the t-belts start snapping around 130k most often.
thats correct most that I have seen that fail are in that range of mileage, so that s the ones that the original owners says " Oh yeah timing belt I got that done like 20,000 miles ago." haha haha yeah right. Like I said unless you know its been done I'd do it by at least 100,000 miles.
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

I would change it every 60k miles.. If for some reason you dont, and it snaps on you, your looking at some bent up valves and lots of $$$$
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

Considerably more than it would cost for a timing belt.
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

I do every 60k. It MAY last 100k, but it is really worth the risk?

Snapped belt = ruined engine
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Re: When should I change my timing belt?

well most manufactures recommend to change the timing belt every 60k and about the second time you replace your timing belt its recommend it to change your water pump too..
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