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Old 14 Sep 2009, 10:59 am
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Default 1994 Timing belt - Question 2

I expect I will replace the belt, idlers, tensions and such. Also the
water pump and thermostat. What other things might the dealer recommend
whilst the engine is being serviced?

Q. What is a reasonable price for an Acura dealer to charge for these
efforts. I acknowledge a possibly wide variance, but just a ballpark
figure.

Thanks once again.
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 11:02 am
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Default Re: 1994 Timing belt - Question 2

T.H wrote:
> I expect I will replace the belt, idlers, tensions and such. Also the
> water pump and thermostat. What other things might the dealer recommend
> whilst the engine is being serviced?
>
> Q. What is a reasonable price for an Acura dealer to charge for these
> efforts. I acknowledge a possibly wide variance, but just a ballpark
> figure.
>
> Thanks once again.

Forgot the make/model.

1994 Acura Integra GS-R VTEC.
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 12:32 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Timing belt - Question 2

"T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
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> T.H wrote:
>> I expect I will replace the belt, idlers, tensions and such. Also
>> the water pump and thermostat. What other things might the dealer
>> recommend whilst the engine is being serviced?




You've pretty much covered it. Plus the coolant.



>>
>> Q. What is a reasonable price for an Acura dealer to charge for
>> these efforts. I acknowledge a possibly wide variance, but just a
>> ballpark figure.




With all the ancillary OEM parts and with dealer shop rates, it could be as
high as $800.



>>
>> Thanks once again.

> Forgot the make/model.
>
> 1994 Acura Integra GS-R VTEC.
>



You don't see those around too often any more. It could be worth something
one day, if the body is in top shape.



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Old 14 Sep 2009, 03:08 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Timing belt - Question 2

Tegger wrote:
> "T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
> news:1oydnTHOcYCO9DPXnZ2dnUVZ_vednZ2d@insightbb.co m:
>
>> T.H wrote:
>>> I expect I will replace the belt, idlers, tensions and such. Also
>>> the water pump and thermostat. What other things might the dealer
>>> recommend whilst the engine is being serviced?

>
>
>
> You've pretty much covered it. Plus the coolant.
>
>
>
>>> Q. What is a reasonable price for an Acura dealer to charge for
>>> these efforts. I acknowledge a possibly wide variance, but just a
>>> ballpark figure.

>
>
>
> With all the ancillary OEM parts and with dealer shop rates, it could be as
> high as $800.
>
>
>
>>> Thanks once again.

>> Forgot the make/model.
>>
>> 1994 Acura Integra GS-R VTEC.
>>

>
>
> You don't see those around too often any more. It could be worth something
> one day, if the body is in top shape.
>
>
>

$1240 at my local Acura. But offering a $150 coupon on service over $1K.

Local import shop wants $1000.

For the difference, the Acura service is probably a better bet, yes?

Best.

Garage kept. Tiny bit of rust on drivers side rear wheel well. No
wrecks. No other damage. Interior good, non-smoker.

Best car I have ever owned.

But I would like an NSX...
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 04:56 pm
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"T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
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>>
>>
>>

> $1240 at my local Acura. But offering a $150 coupon on service over
> $1K.




That's a whopper. I can only guiess that some of the parts are GS-R
specific and very expensive.



>
> Local import shop wants $1000.
>
> For the difference, the Acura service is probably a better bet, yes?




Likely, yes. Unless the independent shop is very familiar with the Honda
setup AND uses OEM parts.

You should make sure the dealer is using OEM parts as well. Some dealers
will respond to competition from independents by substituting aftermarket
parts to keep their costs down (the dealer has to buy their OEM parts from
Honda).


>
> Best.
>
> Garage kept. Tiny bit of rust on drivers side rear wheel well. No
> wrecks. No other damage. Interior good, non-smoker.




That driver's side rust is going to be a problem if the car is ever subject
to rain/snow/dew/splash. It's rusting from the inside and will continue to
get worse unless bodywork is done or the car is kept dry 100% of the time.



>
> Best car I have ever owned.
>
> But I would like an NSX...
>




Wouldn't we all. I see NSX's come up occasionally at auction. They're going
for over $20K now.


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Old 17 Sep 2009, 08:56 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Timing belt - Question 2

Tegger wrote:
> "T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
> news:S96dnZ1gqJgzPzPXnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@insightbb.co m:
>
>
>>>
>>>

>> $1240 at my local Acura. But offering a $150 coupon on service over
>> $1K.

>
>
>
> That's a whopper. I can only guiess that some of the parts are GS-R
> specific and very expensive.
>
>
>
>> Local import shop wants $1000.
>>
>> For the difference, the Acura service is probably a better bet, yes?

>
>
>
> Likely, yes. Unless the independent shop is very familiar with the Honda
> setup AND uses OEM parts.
>
> You should make sure the dealer is using OEM parts as well. Some dealers
> will respond to competition from independents by substituting aftermarket
> parts to keep their costs down (the dealer has to buy their OEM parts from
> Honda).
>
>
>> Best.
>>
>> Garage kept. Tiny bit of rust on drivers side rear wheel well. No
>> wrecks. No other damage. Interior good, non-smoker.

>
>
>
> That driver's side rust is going to be a problem if the car is ever subject
> to rain/snow/dew/splash. It's rusting from the inside and will continue to
> get worse unless bodywork is done or the car is kept dry 100% of the time.
>
>
>
>> Best car I have ever owned.
>>
>> But I would like an NSX...
>>

>
>
>
> Wouldn't we all. I see NSX's come up occasionally at auction. They're going
> for over $20K now.
>
>

Follow-up -and- question.

Local Acura dealer completed the project just under $1100.00. Parts
were almost $600.

Antenna. I have lived with the mast in the [mostly] up position. My
antenna on the car, that is...

But the dealer kindly washed the vehicle prior to my claiming it after
the aforementioned service. The antenna had been pushed down. When I
powered on the radio, the antenna deployed to the almost complete
length. But it will not retract when radio/ignition is powered off.
Back to what I had grown accustomed to. Just a whirring noise and then
a click before the antenna motor stops.

Does this suggest that I might get away with replacing just the antenna
assembly as opposed to the entire electric antenna drive motor? One is
only a little expensive and the other is not a worthwhile investment, IMHO.

Your thoughts?

Thanks.
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Old 18 Sep 2009, 06:30 am
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"T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
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> But it will not retract when radio/ignition is powered off.
> Back to what I had grown accustomed to. Just a whirring noise and
> then a click before the antenna motor stops.
>
> Does this suggest that I might get away with replacing just the
> antenna assembly as opposed to the entire electric antenna drive
> motor? One is only a little expensive and the other is not a
> worthwhile investment, IMHO.
>
> Your thoughts?
>
> Thanks.
>




It's probably just the mast's plastic gear track. You can buy and install
that track separately from the motor and mast. And it's a LOT cheaper than
either of the other two.

I think I have instructions for that somewhere. Will look tonight.


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Old 18 Sep 2009, 09:11 pm
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Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in
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> "T.H" <tinfolihat@nospamplease.com> wrote in
> news:x6idnfPOUOcidS_XnZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@insightbb.co m:
>
>
>> But it will not retract when radio/ignition is powered off.
>> Back to what I had grown accustomed to. Just a whirring noise and
>> then a click before the antenna motor stops.
>>
>> Does this suggest that I might get away with replacing just the
>> antenna assembly as opposed to the entire electric antenna drive
>> motor? One is only a little expensive and the other is not a
>> worthwhile investment, IMHO.
>>
>> Your thoughts?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>

>
>
>
> It's probably just the mast's plastic gear track. You can buy and
> install that track separately from the motor and mast. And it's a LOT
> cheaper than either of the other two.
>
> I think I have instructions for that somewhere. Will look tonight.
>
>



I had something online already, actually:
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...tenna_mast.jpg

It looks like the mast and gear track are one piece, so my earlier comment
wasn't quite accurate. Your "antenna assembly" phrase was more accurate.

At the dealer you get an "antenna mast kit", then you follow the directions
on the PDF.

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