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Old 12 Jun 2009, 06:01 pm
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Default Does an Acura 2006 have a timing belt or chain and what is the difference?

Does an Acura 2006 have a timing belt or chain and what is the difference?
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Old 12 Jun 2009, 06:16 pm
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Honda/Acura always uses timing belts, no exceptions. Only difference is that you have to replace the belt around every 60k to prevent it from breaking. If it breaks, it will strand you and possibly do engine damage. It's just another maintenance item to factor in. It can be kinda pricey to do because of the labor involved, but not too bad.Timing chains are typically never replaced and last the life of the engine. Chains are found in domestic cars + Nissans.
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Old 12 Jun 2009, 06:31 pm
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All Acura's have belts which should be replaced,between 80,000 & 100.000 klms,thats" Kilometers",not miles!! Which i feel is pretty damm good,cause when you replace the belt,get the hydraulic fluid flushed & replaced,aircon belts,alternator belts & water pump belts replaced @ the same time.Trouble free for another 100.000.Cheap preventive maintenance.. The only ones with chains are domestic & Nissan.They always having tensioners replaced & stretch & rattle.. PS i have had 3 Acuras,on my third now 04 3.5 Gold Badge. 215.000kms,when i get the belts done i have every thing done as i said but i also get the trans serviced as well.Last service done @ 194.000kms as explained,cost me $976 dollars with 1 tyre replacement as well,because it had a split on the inner wall which you could not see,until they had the wheels off.Pretty damm good i feel..
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Old 12 Jun 2009, 06:46 pm
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I own a 2006 acura tsx-it has a timing chain. Do not believe call a acura dealer and ask them
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Old 12 Jun 2009, 07:01 pm
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I am pretty sure that all the V6 models have a timing belt. Timing belts need to be changed every 100k miles or so. The 4 cylinder TSX does have a timing chain, as does the RSX in 2006. There is little functional difference, these parts are made to keep the engine top and bottom running in synch. Its just that on a V6 its easier to engineer a V6 with a belt than a chain. Maintenance wise, its just easier to maintain a chain.
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Mike M, couldn't have said it better myself.
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