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Old 17 Oct 2003, 02:13 am
Steve Lee
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Default If Timing Belt Found to be Defective or Leaking, Should the Water Pump be Inspected As Well?

I just received a TSB/recall letter from Honda to have my timing belt
auto-tensioner replaced in my Pilot. It seems that the said component
can, due to a manufacturing defect, leak some oil from it which is to
dampen the oscillation.

But AFAIK, the timing belt and the water pump are closely related
parts and I recall the Pilot and the MDX already having had their
water pump recall during which many of the owners related that their
timing belt was also replaced at the same time or had to go in again
for it to be replaced because it started malfunction soon after the
water pump replacement.

So, I was wondering if it's fair to ask my service dealer to inspect
my water pump as well if my timing belt was found to be leaking some
oil or was it was clear that it was not in the condition that it was
supposed to be in? What are you thoughts on this? What would you do
if this was your car? TIA!
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Old 17 Oct 2003, 07:34 pm
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Default Re: If Timing Belt Found to be Defective or Leaking, Should the WaterPump be Inspected As Well?

Hi,
When you open up for belt, it is good time to replace tensioner and
water pump. Why? Because they are all accesible at once. Better not
take apart three times to get at them individually.
Saves lot of labor.
Tony

Steve Lee wrote:
> I just received a TSB/recall letter from Honda to have my timing belt
> auto-tensioner replaced in my Pilot. It seems that the said component
> can, due to a manufacturing defect, leak some oil from it which is to
> dampen the oscillation.
>
> But AFAIK, the timing belt and the water pump are closely related
> parts and I recall the Pilot and the MDX already having had their
> water pump recall during which many of the owners related that their
> timing belt was also replaced at the same time or had to go in again
> for it to be replaced because it started malfunction soon after the
> water pump replacement.
>
> So, I was wondering if it's fair to ask my service dealer to inspect
> my water pump as well if my timing belt was found to be leaking some
> oil or was it was clear that it was not in the condition that it was
> supposed to be in? What are you thoughts on this? What would you do
> if this was your car? TIA!


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Old 17 Oct 2003, 08:28 pm
Steve Lee
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Default Re: If Timing Belt Found to be Defective or Leaking, Should the Water Pump be Inspected As Well?

I see. But seeing as how my TSB/Recall is only for the timing belt
auto-tensioner, I doubt I can convince my service dealer to replace
the waterpump as well. Unless of course, they found something wrong
with it while they opened up the timing belt unit.

But with my luck, the waterpump probably will die on me the very
nextday my warranty expires. Hopefully though, the auto-tensioner
replacement will resolve my pinging/tapping problem that's been
plaguing me ever since I got the car.

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:34:44 GMT, Tony Hwang <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Hi,
>When you open up for belt, it is good time to replace tensioner and
>water pump. Why? Because they are all accesible at once. Better not
>take apart three times to get at them individually.
>Saves lot of labor.
>Tony


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Old 18 Oct 2003, 10:15 pm
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Default Re: If Timing Belt Found to be Defective or Leaking, Should the Water Pump be Inspected As Well?

how in the world could timing belt "leak" or cause a leak?

"Steve Lee" <hate@spam.com> wrote in message
news:qq4vovs6gapm5lp88qr85iv385gfb2t2k0@4ax.com...
> I just received a TSB/recall letter from Honda to have my timing belt
> auto-tensioner replaced in my Pilot. It seems that the said component
> can, due to a manufacturing defect, leak some oil from it which is to
> dampen the oscillation.
>
> But AFAIK, the timing belt and the water pump are closely related
> parts and I recall the Pilot and the MDX already having had their
> water pump recall during which many of the owners related that their
> timing belt was also replaced at the same time or had to go in again
> for it to be replaced because it started malfunction soon after the
> water pump replacement.
>
> So, I was wondering if it's fair to ask my service dealer to inspect
> my water pump as well if my timing belt was found to be leaking some
> oil or was it was clear that it was not in the condition that it was
> supposed to be in? What are you thoughts on this? What would you do
> if this was your car? TIA!



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Old 18 Oct 2003, 11:56 pm
Steve Lee
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Default Re: If Timing Belt Found to be Defective or Leaking, Should the Water Pump be Inspected As Well?

it's not the timing belt itself, but the auto-tensioner for it. it's
supposed to be filled with a small amount of oil or lubricant to
dampen the noise associated with the unit and supposedly it can leak

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:15:59 -0500, "dimmi" <someone@new.rr.com>
wrote:

>how in the world could timing belt "leak" or cause a leak?


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