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Old 27 Oct 2003, 09:44 pm
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Default Got my recall notice, or should I say Upgrade Notice today.....

For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
have to drain the oil out of the car?
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Old 28 Oct 2003, 03:08 am
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Default Re: Got my recall notice, or should I say Upgrade Notice today.....

In article <ada69bb5.0310271844.6a923a18@posting.google.com >,
nonamegiven <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote:

> For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> have to drain the oil out of the car?


Nope. The timing belt change has absolutely nothing to do with
draining the oil from the engine. The timing belt runs along one side
of the engine driving the cams, waterpump and bottom pulleys connected
to the drive belts. The tensioner keeps the timing belt under tension.
If it needs to be replaced, it's loosened, removed, replaced and
properly tensioned again. Should take less than an hour to change.
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Old 28 Oct 2003, 08:32 pm
Mary Hardin
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Default Re: Got my recall notice, or should I say Upgrade Notice today.....

"nonamegiven" <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote in message
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> For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> have to drain the oil out of the car?


Oh, yes. Plus, the entire insides of the car must be removed and sent
to Hodaka for refurbishing and re-contenting. Including seats, floormats,
carpeting, dash, steering wheel, but not the sun visors, for some strange
reason. Does anyone know why the sun visor stays?

Be very careful that they don't over-actuate the hydrostatic perambulator
while they are ratcheting the tensioner. I have heard of several water pump
freezings that happened because of that ... This doesn't happen on the
CL or RL, though, because of the different design ... with fixed bi-lateral
convex tensioners extending throughout the periphery.

And do not operate the car until you've sent your yearly dues into the
Gullible Persons of America Society. It's $500, remember.

Har.

Mary H.


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Old 28 Oct 2003, 09:35 pm
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Default Re: Got my recall notice, or should I say Upgrade Notice today.....

i don't get the sarcasm here.
i had the t-belt tensioner replaced under warranty.
i brought it in cause it was makin noise and they fixed it.
was @ 15k



"Mary Hardin" <autoeng2@newschool.org> wrote in message
news:UMEnb.11910$1X3.5887@newssvr16.news.prodigy.c om...
> "nonamegiven" <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:ada69bb5.0310271844.6a923a18@posting.google.c om...
> > For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> > have to drain the oil out of the car?

>
> Oh, yes. Plus, the entire insides of the car must be removed and sent
> to Hodaka for refurbishing and re-contenting. Including seats, floormats,
> carpeting, dash, steering wheel, but not the sun visors, for some strange
> reason. Does anyone know why the sun visor stays?
>
> Be very careful that they don't over-actuate the hydrostatic perambulator
> while they are ratcheting the tensioner. I have heard of several water

pump
> freezings that happened because of that ... This doesn't happen on the
> CL or RL, though, because of the different design ... with fixed

bi-lateral
> convex tensioners extending throughout the periphery.
>
> And do not operate the car until you've sent your yearly dues into the
> Gullible Persons of America Society. It's $500, remember.
>
> Har.
>
> Mary H.
>
>



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Old 29 Oct 2003, 12:25 pm
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Default Re: Got my recall notice, or should I say Upgrade Notice today.....

"Mary Hardin" <autoeng2@newschool.org> wrote in message news:<UMEnb.11910$1X3.5887@newssvr16.news.prodigy. com>...
> "nonamegiven" <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:ada69bb5.0310271844.6a923a18@posting.google.c om...
> > For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> > have to drain the oil out of the car?

>
> Oh, yes. Plus, the entire insides of the car must be removed and sent
> to Hodaka for refurbishing and re-contenting. Including seats, floormats,
> carpeting, dash, steering wheel, but not the sun visors, for some strange
> reason. Does anyone know why the sun visor stays?
>
> Be very careful that they don't over-actuate the hydrostatic perambulator
> while they are ratcheting the tensioner. I have heard of several water pump
> freezings that happened because of that ... This doesn't happen on the
> CL or RL, though, because of the different design ... with fixed bi-lateral
> convex tensioners extending throughout the periphery.
>
> And do not operate the car until you've sent your yearly dues into the
> Gullible Persons of America Society. It's $500, remember.


Now Mary, you are showing a lot of frustration here for some reason.
Just ask the question because I have owned a lot of cars and know that
on these recalls sometimes they do services just to get the extra
dollars, ie we had to drain out the oil etc. Just being a little
proactive. I use 5w30 Mobil 1 and they always want me to use 5w20
instead. Just don't want them fooling around with my oil. Xanax?
>
> Har.
>
> Mary H.

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Old 08 Nov 2003, 02:50 am
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Model?

"nonamegiven" <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote in message
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> For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> have to drain the oil out of the car?



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Old 20 Nov 2003, 09:07 pm
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Apexmeister <Apexmeister@cornercarver.net> wrote in message news:<281020030008400561%Apexmeister@cornercarver. net>...
> In article <ada69bb5.0310271844.6a923a18@posting.google.com >,
> nonamegiven <jdmetcalf@cox.net> wrote:
>
> > For the timing belt tensioner. Has anyone had this done yet? Do they
> > have to drain the oil out of the car?

>
> Nope. The timing belt change has absolutely nothing to do with
> draining the oil from the engine. The timing belt runs along one side
> of the engine driving the cams, waterpump and bottom pulleys connected
> to the drive belts. The tensioner keeps the timing belt under tension.
> If it needs to be replaced, it's loosened, removed, replaced and
> properly tensioned again. Should take less than an hour to change.


takes about 2 hours to do if you are a competent tech. That is what
the tech gets paid flat rate under warranty to do it. Unless it is an
MDX and needs the water pump replaced also then about 3 hrs

David Short
Acura God
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