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Old 28 Feb 2005, 04:02 am
RJ
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Default Timing Belt Question

I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
last in a 2000 Accord LX ?

I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
still safe ?

Thanks


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Old 28 Feb 2005, 05:20 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

In article <w_BUd.5683$xm5.1320@fe1.columbus.rr.com>, cenrj2@yahoo.com
says...
> I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
> last in a 2000 Accord LX ?
>
> I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
> still safe ?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>

My mechanic says 105K miles. I've got 2500 to go.

Randy
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Old 28 Feb 2005, 07:43 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

It depends if you follow the 'Severe' Service
schedule or not. It is outlined in your owner's
manual.

My 98 Civic's interval is 60000 miles. Since I
am in Canada, I do need to follow the severe
schedule.

t

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Old 28 Feb 2005, 08:12 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

Better to changet it earlier.Will "save" you troubles and money.A timing
belt is rubber.Rubber is rubber to me.
"disallow" <loewen_t at yahoo.ca @> wrote in message
news:7166b8f95ca69f741e465df90c0374ce@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> It depends if you follow the 'Severe' Service
> schedule or not. It is outlined in your owner's
> manual.
>
> My 98 Civic's interval is 60000 miles. Since I
> am in Canada, I do need to follow the severe
> schedule.
>
> t
>



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Old 28 Feb 2005, 12:36 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

The question is it safe is asking us to predict the future. It is like
asking us if it is safe to drive a 100mph on the freeway or is it safe to
walk down a dark alley at night.


"RJ" <cenrj2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
>last in a 2000 Accord LX ?
>
> I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
> still safe ?
>
> Thanks
>
>



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Old 28 Feb 2005, 08:10 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

In article <eNCdneqg4vJM-b7fRVn-sA@comcast.com>,
somewhereovethe@rainbow.com says...
> The question is it safe is asking us to predict the future. It is like
> asking us if it is safe to drive a 100mph on the freeway or is it safe to
> walk down a dark alley at night.
>
>
> "RJ" <cenrj2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:w_BUd.5683$xm5.1320@fe1.columbus.rr.com...
> >I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
> >last in a 2000 Accord LX ?
> >
> > I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
> > still safe ?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >

>
>
>

My mechanic also said that if the car is 'garaged' regularly, then the
interval is longer than if it is not.

RAndy
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Old 28 Feb 2005, 08:38 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

disallow wrote:

> My 98 Civic's interval is 60000 miles. Since I
> am in Canada, I do need to follow the severe
> schedule.
>

------------------------

If you live in Vancouver or Victoria, the SEVERE schedule certainly
doesn't apply to you. . . Honda marketing was painting all Canadian
climates with a rather broad brush the day they wrote that one :-(

'Curly'

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Old 01 Mar 2005, 08:22 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

I think that as much as we Canadians would like to think we
are the same as everybody else in the world,
Honda made the right decision when saying that
Canada (at least the majority of it, meaning
Alberta all the way to Newfoundland) has cold
winters and should follow a severe service
schedule. Even the northern states are told to
follow a severe schedule.

Why take the risk to save a few dollars?? Lets
say that the average honda has a service life of
400000kms (an exageration, but that is what I am
planning to get out of mine...)

Thats 4 t-belt changes, at about $500 bucks at the dealer, or $100 bucks
if done yourself.
Thats $2000 or $400 for the life of the car,
probably about 10-12 years.

If we follow the regular schedule, its only 2.5 times, or $1000/$200.

So $1000 bucks over 10-12 years, less than $100
per year, versus a possible rebuild of the
cylinder head.

PLUS I think there is something to be said about doing maintenance
regularly on a vehicle.

I am of the opinion that Honda's are superior in
design. They last longer, perform better than
any other cars I've driven. I have also become
a much more maintenance conscientious driver
since I have owned my civic. Maybe its because
it has been demonstrated to me that a little
maintenance can make my car pretty much last
forever.

My last car (a nissan which I loved to pieces)
was not like this; I threw piles and piles of
money at that thing just to keep it running. A
little maintenance wouldn't have done that car any good.

My 2 cents anyways...

t

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Old 02 Mar 2005, 07:59 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Question

Thank you all who replied, it is very interesting to hear all the answers

"RJ" <cenrj2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
>last in a 2000 Accord LX ?
>
> I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
> still safe ?
>
> Thanks
>
>



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Old 03 Mar 2005, 12:25 am
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Let me quote a "Warning" from my Honda Accord maintained book.

Severe engine damage will occur if the timing belt should break.
Honda uses an "interference" engine design. If the timing belt
breaks, the valves will contact the pistons and likely become damaged.

I had my Passport in the shop today, Passports are badge engineered
Isuzu, I was told that the book says it's time to change the timing
belt, then I was asked is it 4 or 6 cylinder? I said 6. I was told
that the 6 is not an "interference" engine so we can let it slide.

There is a time to gamble and a time not to gamble.


On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 13:59:54 GMT, "RJ" <cenrj2@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Thank you all who replied, it is very interesting to hear all the answers
>
>"RJ" <cenrj2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:w_BUd.5683$xm5.1320@fe1.columbus.rr.com...
>>I want to hear about people's experience about this, how long a timing can
>>last in a 2000 Accord LX ?
>>
>> I know 80,000 Miles is recommended, but if you go over say 110,000 is it
>> still safe ?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>

>


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