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Old 01-09-2008, 05:04 PM
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Want to sell but having problems letting go

So, I bought my car in Nov. 1996 (1997 model) when it first came out. I've never had any problems with the car except for stress cracks on the radiator pipes (cheap rubber hoses) and master cylinder which was covered by warranty.

Anyhow, I'm not a car enthusiast by any means--my car is stock. I rarely downshift so as to make my clutch last longer. And I don't redline or bring the rpms higher than 6000 or 6500. Yeah, I drive like a granny. Anyhow, I have over 180,000 miles and the car just runs strong. I haven't even changed the timing belt yet. I always change my oil with full syn around 2500 miles or so.

But here's the delimma, I want to sell the car to buy a truck but I'm having problems departing with my car. One because I don't want to deal with monthly car payments and high ins. costs.

This car is really amazing considering it's age.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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Old 01-09-2008, 05:27 PM
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180,000 miles in two years..where do you go? what kind of car is it? is it paid off? I dont think the insurance would be much more with a truck.
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I think he means Nov 96 as a 1997 model.............



I would definately say change the tiing belt IMMEDIATELY if you decide to keep it (or if you want to sell it for that matter). You will have NO warning before it breaks and it WILL bend valves. Basically, at 180K on the stock belt, your car is a ticking time-bomb..........and anybody smart would NOT buy it off of you without making you replace that FIRST (for the sheer fact that it could break on the drive home).
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yeah,
what year and what car,
there was no 2006/2007 prelude
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I think he means Nov 96 as a 1997 model.............
that was in the back of my mind but ya never know lol
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I think he means Nov 96 as a 1997 model.............
Yeah, sorry. That's what I meant.


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I would definately say change the tiing belt IMMEDIATELY if you decide to keep it (or if you want to sell it for that matter). You will have NO warning before it breaks and it WILL bend valves. Basically, at 180K on the stock belt, your car is a ticking time-bomb..........and anybody smart would NOT buy it off of you without making you replace that FIRST (for the sheer fact that it could break on the drive home).
Dude, you got me all worried now. My engine seemed to sound a lot louder recently. I think I will change it ASAP.

Thx for the advice/warning.

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np, yea def get that t belt changed!
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I'm actually in the same boat also lol I wanna get a rsx type s like a 05 with one of them 6 speed trannys. Them bitches look sick lol but idk I don't wanna sell my car for it or trade it in. I got a approval for my car they'll take 7500$ for the car n the condition its in "105,000 miles on it. Fresh new paint job eveerything taken car of and serviced" just lookin for a rsx now basically find one threw my uncle dealer get one for about 14k n only finace a 05 for about 7 k lol sounds good to me. But I don't wanna let the lude go. I luv being the only one around phx where I live at that's just oem lookin with some lil agression luv my sh my first car also n only had it since may of 07
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ya man get that belt replace asap
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I'm gonna go off topic but please recommend me a good online site to purchase inexpensive Timing Belt? Also, any specific model number I need to look for or are they all universal?

TIA
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I'm gonna go off topic but please recommend me a good online site to purchase inexpensive Timing Belt? Also, any specific model number I need to look for or are they all universal?

TIA
List of recommended items.

Timing Belt
Balance Belt
Water Pump
Timing Belt Tensioner (Very important)
Valve Cover Gasket set
Balance Seal Retainer Kit
A/C-Alt. Belt
Power Steering Belt

That is the least ya should do.

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http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com for decent priced new OEM honda parts
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ya what honda4life said. for sure
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List of recommended items.

Timing Belt
Balance Belt
Water Pump
Timing Belt Tensioner (Very important)
Valve Cover Gasket set
Balance Seal Retainer Kit
A/C-Alt. Belt
Power Steering Belt

That is the least ya should do.

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Really? Wow! I'm a total retard when it comes to working on cars. Can a complete idiot like myself be able to D-I-M?

Also, is this the following parts in the link what I need? Is the price good? Is it the right parts/model # for my '97 lude?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-H...spagenameZWDVW

Do you think I should buy the part and have a local mechanic install it for me? My depth of knowledge working on car is zip. Though I can work on my motorcycle but just simple bolt-ons but nothing internal except a valve adjustment. Do you think I can manage?

I'm just trying to save as much money as possible.

Thx guys and I really like the quick and friend responses here.
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let your mechcanic do it. im do my own car stuff but i dont even dare to take an attempt to do that. i dont even have the right tools =[
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There are special tools required to do the job. Probably easier to take it somewhere.

Reading back through, with that many miles and no work having been done to the car before. I have to strongly recommend some other parts to replace as well.

Spark Plugs
Wires
Cap
Rotor
Fuel Filter
P.C.V.
T-Stat
Change Brake Fluid

Check condition of Raditaor hoses.

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ay yi yi... you really need to have some maintenance done asap!!! but i understand how you feel... i would never let go of my white lude
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There are special tools required to do the job. Probably easier to take it somewhere.

Reading back through, with that many miles and no work having been done to the car before. I have to strongly recommend some other parts to replace as well.

Spark Plugs
Wires
Cap
Rotor
Fuel Filter
P.C.V.
T-Stat
Change Brake Fluid

Check condition of Raditaor hoses.

Mike (H4L)

Man, I think you're right. Freakin' aye man! You think I'll have to spend at least $1000 to do the timing belt and what you suggested if I take it to a local shop? Dang it!!!
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Which of the following items in the link would you go with?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-01...spagenameZWDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...link:middle:us

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-01...spagenameZWDVW
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But I'm not seeing a tensioner on that link. Or is that what the Belt Balancer is?
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