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Timing belt difficulty

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ericL, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. ericL

    ericL Senior Member

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    It'd probably be a good idea to change my timing belt and I just wanted to see how difficult a job it is? I have a helms manual and it doesn't look too bad but i just thought i'd check
     
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    Its easy after youve done it before. The first time is always tough, and you end up with bloody knuckles.

    But overall its a chillin job.
     
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    The really hard part is getting the bolt off of the pully that attaches to the crank.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Its a bit involved.. Alot of little work, nothing hard, but takes a while. Also, you should seriously consider change your water pump while you are in there! Its like 3 extra bolts.

    Good luck!
     
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    Yea i was planning on getting the kit (belt, pump and tensioner) when i do it..
     
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    ericL Senior Member

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    I've changed things like axles and suspension but never any real engine parts...honda wants about $500 to do it and I don't know any reputable shops around me...dk what to do, makes me nervous being an interference engine and all..
     
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    If you follow your helms and don't rush, double check everything. You should be fine. May also want to replace your timing belt tensioner too while you are at it. That freezing up is also not a pretty sight.
     
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    Yea i was planning on doing the belt, water pump and tensioner
     
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    yeah, would be expensive tho.
     
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