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Timing Belt Brands differ in quality?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by preludude, May 21, 2004.

  1. preludude

    preludude Member

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    Is it worth spending the extra money into buying original honda timing belts? The non-OEM belts are far cheaper than the OEM belts, but will they last just as long?

    It is a rather important part of the engine, and I'm not sure if its better to just pay a little more for peace of mind.

    Do you guys use 3rd party timing belts or OEM only belts?
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    OEM or a bling TODA belt would be the only thing i'd consider
     
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    i used a ebay generic timing belt and it was the worst thing ever

    2 weeks after the installation i had to change it out cause the belt was wearing away and there was the belt dust everywhere

    get an oem one, trust me
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    yeah, an OEM timing belt just feels that much more better when you grab it...feel a gatorback timing belt from autozone, then feel an OEM belt.
     
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    I agree, to me the piece of mind whort the extra cost for a OEM timing belt

    Good luck
     
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    :concur: would only use oem or toda, and since i don't have the $$$ for the toda, I only use oem honda
     
  7. preludude

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    Yea, thats what I figured, the OEM is probably the better way to go. Anyone know where I can get the best price on them? :)

    Do I need to get tensioners too?

    I know I need the water pump and balance belt while I'm down there.
     
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    Are tensioners necessary to replace too? Or only if they are broken?
     
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    u should replace them, they wear out and dont tension the belt to the right tension after a while. replace water pump while ur at it...
     
  10. NotUrAverage_Si

    NotUrAverage_Si Senior Member

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    <- Using a GReddy timing belt. Very good quality belt, haven't had any problems and no sign of wear.
     
  11. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Get a new tensioner. I didn't know to do this when I replaced my timing belt. 30k later, my tensioner bearings exlode, little bearing balls everywhere inside the timing belt cover, and I still don't have my car running 8 months later. I am poor. :(
     
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