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Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

Do you have to replace the Tb and WP at 75K exactly, or is there some other way of telling when they need to be replaced? How do you know when they need replacing? Thanks.
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

It would be better to go ahead and replace it at the recommended 75k instead of finding out it needs to be replaced when it's too late. I just got mine done last week and only cost me $550.
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

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It would be better to go ahead and replace it at the recommended 75k instead of finding out it needs to be replaced when it's too late. I just got mine done last week and only cost me $550.
The only honda techs in my area are at the local dealership, and they charge almost $800 for a TB/WP replacement, thats why I asked cuz 800 is pricey for me...
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

it is recommended. I'm sure there is some leeway in it. but if lmfa wouldn't make up those figures for no reason. you could just buy a manual and it yourself too
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

Highly recommended if you change it know since its a vital part of the engine. If that thing breaks your done for.

WHAT! $500 for a timing belt change? Makes me happy im good friends with my mechanic. Will be like $250 if not less for me.
Plus i get a discount for the timing belt since i can get it at my work.
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

Do it yourself for parts cost only

Will be more like $100 total depending on what parts you buy (OEM vs AutoZone).
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

It's really not that bad to do with a friend that has mechanical knowledge. My buddy and I did it our first time together and now we can do it in about 2 hours with the engine in.

You could let it wait, but don't get butt hurt if your head goes bye-bye.
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

You could also pull the valve cover and upper timing cover off and physically look at the condition of the belt (cracks between ribs?). Time takes its toll on rubber belts over mileage though...
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Re: Is replacing Timing belt at 75K a must?

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Do you have to replace the Tb and WP at 75K exactly, or is there some other way of telling when they need to be replaced? How do you know when they need replacing? Thanks.
thumb tule: 80-100k or 8-10 years

what needs to be changed

oem/gates belt
water pump
2 tensioners
+ Id get this KAIZENSPEED | H22 Timing Tensioner
and new crank & oilpump seals

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You could also pull the valve cover and upper timing cover off and physically look at the condition of the belt (cracks between ribs?). Time takes its toll on rubber belts over mileage though...
valve check/adjustment
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