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Old 12 Apr 2010, 06:46 am
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Default Can someone tell me what the Honda factory recommends for timing belt service on 97 Prelude?

I don't have a manual as i bought the car used and i keep reading different things. I want to know what the Honda manufacturer suggests as the timing belt change interval. is it 90k miles or 105k miles?
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 07:01 am
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Get it done before 100k miles and do your water pump at the same time.
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 07:16 am
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Agreed the sooner the better.















i do mine every 95k miles.
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 07:31 am
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If you have 90,000 miles on your engine I'd look into replacement ASAP. The saying "Pay a little now or Pay ALOT later" definitely applies when it comes to Honda Engines. Because if the belt happens to break a little before it's recommended replacement time, your going to bend valves and cost yourself at least $1000 more for the repairs. My shop recommends changing it every 7 years or 90.000 miles depending on the driving and elements the car is exposed to. I'd change the water pump and cam,crank seals while your at it. Also check the condition of the tensioner and idler pulley as well as the drive belts since the labor will be about the same to do so. Good luck and hope this helps.
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The belt may still be serviceable,but for peace of mind change everything under the belt cover.The belt kit is only $105 and includes tensioner(s)The water pump is $38.You can go to Honda for these parts and pay quadruple,or use the site below where I found your parts.A Honda motor is almost forever,the rubber parts aren't.You'll find the labor cost steep and few will use your parts provided (no mark up or profit) A certified Honda dealer charges $700 for a package job,outside jobbers are similar.
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