Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda 2

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2011, 11:40 am
Steve Giannoni
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Timing Belt vs. Chain

Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2011, 11:45 am
John M
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...


I'm not a mechanic but I do know that belts are cheaper and easier to
replace. That's my 2 cents, though.

--- Posted via news://freenews.netfront.net/ - Complaints to news@netfront.net ---
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2011, 12:02 pm
AS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain


"John M" <benson560@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:isb36d$2c5b$1@adenine.netfront.net...
> On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
>> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...

>
> I'm not a mechanic but I do know that belts are cheaper and easier to
> replace. That's my 2 cents, though.


Yes, but replacement has to be in a lot shorter periods.


Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03 Jun 2011, 02:05 pm
Steve Giannoni
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

My 2001 Prius uses a chain and replacement is never a part of routine
maintenance ...

On Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:45:51 -0400, John M <benson560@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
>> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...

>
>I'm not a mechanic but I do know that belts are cheaper and easier to
>replace. That's my 2 cents, though.
>
>--- Posted via news://freenews.netfront.net/ - Complaints to news@netfront.net ---

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14 Jun 2011, 06:02 pm
Alan Bowler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...


Actually I had the impression that the trand was back to chains.
My '91 Civic had a belt. My 2003 Civic hybrid has a chain.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09 Jul 2011, 10:28 am
Gordon McGrew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:02:12 -0400, Alan Bowler <atbowler@thinkage.ca>
wrote:

>On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
>> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...

>
>Actually I had the impression that the trand was back to chains.
>My '91 Civic had a belt. My 2003 Civic hybrid has a chain.


Wow, time flies. It seems like Honda just made this change. So with
some of these chain driven engines reaching the 9 year mark, have
there been any problems? Can't say I've heard of any. Speaking here
of Honda engines. Lots of problems in Saturns RIP.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09 Jul 2011, 10:48 am
Tegger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

Gordon McGrew <RgEmMcOgVrEew@mindspring.com> wrote in
news:knsg17dpciqh0b1gknn4r64qo4adsc0192@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:02:12 -0400, Alan Bowler <atbowler@thinkage.ca>
> wrote:
>
>>On 6/3/2011 12:40 PM, Steve Giannoni wrote:
>>> Why have so many cars gone to a belt instead of a chain ? ...

>>
>>Actually I had the impression that the trand was back to chains.
>>My '91 Civic had a belt. My 2003 Civic hybrid has a chain.

>
> Wow, time flies. It seems like Honda just made this change. So with
> some of these chain driven engines reaching the 9 year mark, have
> there been any problems? Can't say I've heard of any. Speaking here
> of Honda engines. Lots of problems in Saturns RIP.
>





My understanding is that the chains are proving to be just about
bulletproof.


--
Tegger
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09 Jul 2011, 05:00 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Timing Belt vs. Chain

In article <Xns9F1D78096F4D9tegger@208.90.168.18>,
Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:

> > Wow, time flies. It seems like Honda just made this change. So with
> > some of these chain driven engines reaching the 9 year mark, have
> > there been any problems? Can't say I've heard of any. Speaking here
> > of Honda engines. Lots of problems in Saturns RIP.
> >

>
>
>
>
> My understanding is that the chains are proving to be just about
> bulletproof.


That'll change, or probably has already changed, when the beancounters
find out.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
does the acura 2006 TL have a timing belt or timing chain? mike g Acura Technical 5 14 Jul 2010 02:16 pm
Does an 89 Acura Legend have a Timing Belt or Timing Chain? steve Acura Technical 2 26 May 2010 07:31 pm
Honda Accord 2005 VTI-L (2.4, 4 Cylinder). Firstly, does it have a timing chain or a timing belt? }-{ Honda Technical 5 07 Nov 2009 06:01 pm
does a 1998 honda crv have a timing belt or timing chain? i think its a 2.0l four cylinder? brentml22 Honda Technical 3 28 Aug 2007 05:40 am
Does a Honda Accord 2 door coup with a 6 cylinder have a timing belt or a timing chain.? sculptnpaint4u Honda Technical 15 22 Aug 2007 07:03 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.