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Old 24 Aug 2007, 03:48 pm
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Default How many miles before changing timing belt on a car?

I have heard this is one of the best mechanically things you can do for your car to allow the engine to last longer is that true?
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my truck has 210k miles and doesn't need one yet. My brother believes that if you plan on keeping it for a while you need to just replace everything, little by little.
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typically it is suggested around 100K. I would go by what is in your owner's manual
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i think it is around 45 to 50,000 if it breaks you could bend or break your valves be careful good luck
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it is normally best to change the timing belt at 70-75,000 miles. since the timing belt is made of rubber like your alternator and ac belt it will stretch and or snap if not replaced at the suggested time.
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Normally the timing belt is change every 60K.. but now the car can go to 100K for the timing belt change.. and also depend how you drive the car. Best is check with the dealer or the book.
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Most manufacturers recomend 50,000 to 60,000 mileshttp://www.autocarparts.ca
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 04:18 pm
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Depending on the manufacturer, it varies from 60,000 to 110,000 miles. Buy a car with a timing chain and you won't have that problem.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 04:28 pm
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what type of car? does your car have a owners manual? is so look it up there or call a local dealer about your question instead of posting it here...
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 04:36 pm
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I assume you have a Acura? Acura/Honda engines are interfrence type engines, so maintaining you belt is of the upmost of importance, other wise you will have a very expensive engine repair. 60,000 miles is good rule of thumb for Honda/Acura modelsFor the record, Honda engines are almost all interference engines, as are (mainly) those from BMW, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Most, but certainly not all, timing-belt-equipped engines from Ford, Lexus, Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota are non-interference engine.
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