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Old 04-20-2009, 11:05 AM
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Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

So I would like to get my t.belt and w.pump changed for my 99 SH.

My local shop charges $400 but they will use aftermarket parts.

I was like okay cool. Then I thought well maybe aftermarket pumps might start leaking or may be ****ty or something. So then I was thinking maybe I should buy all honda parts from the dealership and just pay for labor.

Then I talked to a friend and he said the aftermarket parts should be fine.

What do you guys think? Should the aftermarket be just as good or should I spend a whole bunch of $$$ and get it from the dealer?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

Do you not have a local honda dealer?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

Ladiesgod (which is funny because it reminds me of the Ebay username that Shia Lebouf used in Transformers, "ladiesmanxxx"), Ask them what they meant by aftermarket. I think they just used that word to make you feel all tingly inside. In reality, they probably just want to use an a generic company's water pump and belts, like those that Autozone, Pep Boys, Advanced Autoparts, etc. sells. Dollar for dollar, these are very similar to OEM, but OEM carries a reputation of quality and probably a warranty, and therefore, are going to be more expensive.

Belts are pretty much standard across the board, so that's fine to go with a "generic" namebrand. But for the water pump, I'd probably go with OEM on that one because it's a serious piece that you never want to fail, or a whole bunch of stuff will go wrong with your engine.

However, if they truly meant "aftermarket" as in "performance aftermarket," then hopefully they'd use Greddy Timing belts and Greddy Balance Shaft belts. I have those in my car and they've been the ****. They cost roughly $25 to $35 more for both than the OEM belts.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:47 AM
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Ladiesgod (which is funny because it reminds me of the Ebay username that Shia Lebouf used in Transformers, "ladiesmanxxx"),
lol, yea when the movie came out me and my friends had a pretty good laugh at that.

By aftermarket yes they meant parts from local auto parts stores. So IYO if I get the belts and seals from a local parts store but the water pump from the dealer I should be fine?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:48 AM
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

You could pick one up a remade one from an auto parts store for around $50 and a new one for under $70. Like akaprepreludesh said they are just about like the honda ones and if ya have the life time warranty then it should be fine. I have used remade starters,p/s pumps, water pumps etc all my life on all types of cars and never had a problem.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:56 AM
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You could pick one up a remade one from an auto parts store for around $50 and a new one for under $70. Like akaprepreludesh said they are just about like the honda ones and if ya have the life time warranty then it should be fine. I have used remade starters,p/s pumps, water pumps etc all my life on all types of cars and never had a problem.
When you say a remade one from an auto parts store do you mean they sell remade genuine honda w.pumps or one of their aftermarket ones that was remade?
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

possibly... I've never really heard of a "remade" waterpump? Starters, alternators and power steering pumps, yes, i have heard of that. Not saying it's not possible though.

You should be okay for OEM water pump, off-brand belts.
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possibly... I've never really heard of a "remade" waterpump? Starters, alternators and power steering pumps, yes, i have heard of that. Not saying it's not possible though.

You should be okay for OEM water pump, off-brand belts.
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

do you mean REMAND..... aka remanufactured. the bearing in pumps and the seals are what go bad in waterpumps. they just clean up the housing and reseal and put new bearings in.
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do you mean REMAND..... aka remanufactured. the bearing in pumps and the seals are what go bad in waterpumps. they just clean up the housing and reseal and put new bearings in.
ya that what i mean was to early for me but just checked and they do have them for the lude for only $40 if money tight i would go with it. IDK if it's a honda part the rebuild or not . If im not mistaking this is the same kind(CARDONE INDUSTRIES) i put in my buddy's ford that with no problems for over 4 years still fine today and that's with have 2 extra bolt left over.
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ya that what i mean was to early for me but just checked and they do have them for the lude for only $40 if money tight i would go with it. IDK if it's a honda part the rebuild or not . If im not mistaking this is the same kind(CARDONE INDUSTRIES) i put in my buddy's ford that with no problems for over 4 years still fine today and that's with have 2 extra bolt left over.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/Produ...&currentPage=0
It has a lifetime warranty! the ones at the parts stores around here only has one year. They have another by master parts division but you have experience with cardone plus that warranty so it must be good. Thanks.
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

damn I wish I could get my TBelt/WP replaced for $400 labor
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damn I wish I could get my TBelt/WP replaced for $400 labor
I'm in ct. The labor is actually $280.
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Yah, I just had my timing belt done and had my mechanic throw on a new set of hand brake cables since I don't have the time and labor totaled out at $215.
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Re: Question about aftermarket t.belt and w.pump

Hey guys I just want some reassurance please.

What I did is I went ahead and got a genuine water pump from the dealer.
I was going to get a t.belt and balancer belt from autozone but my mechanic said they go for about 50,000 miles and the genuine honda belts will go for 100,000.

Is this true?

I want to save some money but if what he's saying is true then I'll have to bite the bullet and get the honda belt.

Thanks.
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When in doubt, go OEM man
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Yea true. Guess it's better to bite the bullet then to let it bite you lol.
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