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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:15 am
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Default how much does it cost to fix a broken timing belt on 1992 prelude ???

how much does it cost to fix a broken timing belt on 1992 prelude ???
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:15 am
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It should be about $160 for the parts and labor to replace the belt that you should have changed before it broke..Unless you are very lucky, it will now be another $1500 to $2000 for the bent valves and damaged valve seals when they rebuild your damaged cylinder head.
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It should be about $160 for the parts and labor to replace the belt that you should have changed before it broke..Unless you are very lucky, it will now be another $1500 to $2000 for the bent valves and damaged valve seals when they rebuild your damaged cylinder head.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:18 am
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$300 before it broke. Now over $2,000 for remove head and replace the bent valves. Honda says to change the timing belt at either 60,000 or 90,000 miles. Cars need more then just an oil change to keep them in good shape.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:21 am
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It should be about $225 total down time included it is not hard to replace it. but it requires the knowledge of knowing that the engine is back in time when the new belt is installed. and if anything like ( BENT VALVES) I SEE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT WILL ONLY HAPPEN IF YOU WERE RACING AT THE TIME THE BELT BROKE DUE TO HIGH RPMs. The belt was made to break and when it does the valve train stops operating right away closing all valves. its the pistons that keep moving because the engines crank is engaged to the tranny by way of the crank shaft so even if the belt breaks the tranny and force of the car moving will keep the pistons moving even if the belt has broken as long as the car is in gear. the bent valves therory applies to pushrod engines mainly.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:30 am
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It depends on the engine model. Do you have the F22 or the H23? The F22 which was in the accords of the same year (which i happened to own) always cost me between $650 to $700 with parts and labor for a job that would take 5 to 6 hours, but this is going rate. Unless you are very mechanically competent, you won't be doing this yourself. And also, if you have the F22, you probably wouldnt' have bent the valves because you have such low compression (9.1:1) and i don't think the valves come in contact with the cylinder even at TDC (top dead center). The H23 is a different story and that's something I'm not as well versed on, but being the lower output brother of the H22 (which would come out a year later) it should fall in the same boat as that F22. Be suspect of shops that can do this work under $600, because they will be re-using parts you need to change and might not put the engine side back together properly, meaning you'll end up paying more down the road.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:33 am
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i guess that depends if your valves collapse . a compression test is a must.
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