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Old 27 Sep 2003, 05:10 pm
Frau Himmel
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Default Timing Belts life?

OK folks this question is for all the Honda Accord 4 banger "OWNERS"

This is NOT FOR the garage mechanics of the world!!!!
I know you have a ton of advice on how often it should changed - BUT
how mant miles are they in service for - of course the bottom line is.
"GOT BALLS" Yes It is a "interferance engine".
SO then how many miles have you driven your Honda Accord before you
replaced your timing belt. 75k 100k 125k 150k 200k.
I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the
belt and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.
BUT if these engines are going 150k 200k before belt failure I would
like to know?
It's all about "BALLS".
The Honda is quality period.

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 05:20 pm
Phil Smith
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Default Re: Timing Belts life?

Frau Himmel wrote:
> OK folks this question is for all the Honda Accord 4 banger "OWNERS"
>
> This is NOT FOR the garage mechanics of the world!!!!
> [snip]
> I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the
> belt and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.
> BUT if these engines are going 150k 200k before belt failure I would
> like to know?
> It's all about "BALLS".
> The Honda is quality period.

I once squeezed 95k out of the belt on a 1994 Accord LX. I was not
beaten severely about the head by the service department afterward.

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 05:33 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Timing Belts life?

In article <k50cnvo35gadhtaqeg5qa8g65quaf7tdv9@4ax.com>,
Frau Himmel <tp.clark@earthlink.net> wrote:

> SO then how many miles have you driven your Honda Accord before you
> replaced your timing belt. 75k 100k 125k 150k 200k.
> I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the
> belt and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.
> BUT if these engines are going 150k 200k before belt failure I would
> like to know?
> It's all about "BALLS".


What do you care? You can't believe anyone here anyway. Pick a number,
grab your BALLS, and go with it.

Or don't you have any balls?

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Old 27 Sep 2003, 06:53 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Timing Belts life?

On 9/27/03 5:10 PM, in article k50cnvo35gadhtaqeg5qa8g65quaf7tdv9@4ax.com,
"Frau Himmel" <tp.clark@earthlink.net> wrote:

> OK folks this question is for all the Honda Accord 4 banger "OWNERS"
>
> This is NOT FOR the garage mechanics of the world!!!!
> I know you have a ton of advice on how often it should changed - BUT
> how mant miles are they in service for - of course the bottom line is.
> "GOT BALLS" Yes It is a "interferance engine".
> SO then how many miles have you driven your Honda Accord before you
> replaced your timing belt. 75k 100k 125k 150k 200k.
> I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the
> belt and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.
> BUT if these engines are going 150k 200k before belt failure I would
> like to know?
> It's all about "BALLS".
> The Honda is quality period.
>


The belts all come from the same vendors - Honda didn't make your belt.
They usually don't show any wear. You can't judge their remaining life
expectancy by inspection (unless there is damage).

Honda says change it on the '95 at 90,000. To not do so is not a measure of
balls, its a measure of stupidity. I changed the one on the '96 Odyssey
(same engine) at 91,000 and it was OK. I let it go to 110,000 on the old VW
Rabbit and it snapped literally on the way to the dealer to trade it in.



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Old 27 Sep 2003, 09:05 pm
Eric
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Default Re: Timing Belts life?

Frau Himmel wrote:
>
> I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the belt
> and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.


That's a good idea as you're probably already driving on borrowed time. The
recommended interval is 6 years or 90K miles.
http://www.high-road.com/maintenance/maintenance.htm

Don't forget to replace all of the front engine seals as well. It's good
insurance to make sure that your new belt will make it another 90K miles (oil on
the timing belt will soften the rubber and shorten its service life).

Eric
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Old 28 Sep 2003, 11:05 am
Dave Bapst
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Default Re: Timing Belts life?

Why would you risk it - especially in an interference engine? Change the
belt when recommended. You can do it yourself on a saturday. The change
interval is intended to capture the belts that fail early based on
statistics. Statistically, the life will vary around some mean life.

"Frau Himmel" <tp.clark@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:k50cnvo35gadhtaqeg5qa8g65quaf7tdv9@4ax.com...
> OK folks this question is for all the Honda Accord 4 banger "OWNERS"
>
> This is NOT FOR the garage mechanics of the world!!!!
> I know you have a ton of advice on how often it should changed - BUT
> how mant miles are they in service for - of course the bottom line is.
> "GOT BALLS" Yes It is a "interferance engine".
> SO then how many miles have you driven your Honda Accord before you
> replaced your timing belt. 75k 100k 125k 150k 200k.
> I have a 1995 Honda Accord EX with 99k on it and intend to replace the
> belt and all the etc. water pump & belts shortly.
> BUT if these engines are going 150k 200k before belt failure I would
> like to know?
> It's all about "BALLS".
> The Honda is quality period.
>



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