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Old 22 Aug 2007, 11:48 am
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Default I've heard timing belts on Accords need to be changed every 60k miles. Any opinions?

I've heard timing belts on Accords need to be changed every 60k miles. Any opinions?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 11:54 am
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good idea to replace it before it brake. cost more in the long run if you dont
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:00 pm
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60,000 miles is ideal for any make and model
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:04 pm
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BE SAFE--NOT SORRY they are zero tolerence engines if it breaks --it is replacing valves even possibly pistons or cylinder head--belts are cheap in comparrison---
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:08 pm
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it is good tochange the timing belt every 60-80kthe only other option is that you dont change your timing every 60-80k you slip a timing tooth and valves hit you pistons and by by f22 motor
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:10 pm
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Don't buy Accords! But yes, 60K is the best bet for any vehicle. Sooner if it starts to crack
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:18 pm
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Your Honda timing belt could snap with little or no warning. As the Honda timing belt exceeds its suggested replacement time of 60,000 miles/100,000km, the odds of having your belt snap increase dramatically. Unless your Honda timing belt is in seriously bad shape, taking a look at it won't tell you much about the condition it's in. The outside of your Honda timing belt could look like it's brand new, but at the same time, the underside of the belt could be completely worn away. Don't wait for your Honda timing belt to expire before you replace it to prevent excessive damage to your engine. I work at a Honda dealer and see this type of thing come up from time to time..about once every 4 to 5 years.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:28 pm
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yea i agree it is time to change your timing belt at 60k miles
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:36 pm
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Actually, it depends on which model year Accord it is. More recent accords (2001 on up) do not require the timing belt to be changed for at least 250,000 miles. They are durable and are made to last. Also, it depends on what kind of driving you do. Optically, if you have a 60% city 40% highway mix, 100,000 to 120,000 is the norm. If it's more highway driving, you may be able to go to the max of 250,000 miles.Older models may require changing the belt at 60,000 or sooner depending on how you drive it. Best to consult a honda technician that doesn't work at a dealership. Also, try vtec.net, it's the official non-company Honda website on the internet.Good surfing!
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:40 pm
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Honda makes an excellent car, they are built to last. I have owned several and own one now. If they car has over 100,000 have the belt changed. They have an inerference type engine which means if the timing belt breaks you will possibly bend valves and learn a very expensive lesson.
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