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Old 09 Dec 2012, 04:46 pm
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Default Timing chain/belt replacement on my 2000 Honda Civic?

I've got a 2000 Honda Civic EX approaching 160k miles, got it from a dealer at about 100k. Friend of mine told me I should be getting my timing chain replaced, cause Hondas are "notorious for having those break around that mileage." Then we realized we don't know if that year /has/ a timing chain.

So two questions here. Does a 2000 Honda Civic EX have a timing chain, or just timing belts?

Either way, is it time to get it replaced? And what will the replacement run me?
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 05:01 pm
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It has a belt and it should have been replaced at 90-100K miles. Its an interference engine so if the belt breaks you will bend some valves.
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 05:31 pm
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Civics had belts through 2005. At 160K miles and 12 years you are seriously on borrowed time - it should have been replaced at 105K miles or 7 years but many people sell them rather than replace the belt. Replace it as soon as possible. If the belt breaks your engine will be severely damaged.
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