Timing belts


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rexles
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Timing belts

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At what mileage should the timing belts be changed? 82 Aspencade, I have 80K on mine and am thinking of doing this as a winter project. As far as I know they have not been changed.


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Oh my god....they were due AGES ago. I would be afraid to start my 82 with 80,000 miles on it if they hadn't been done. General consensus is every 40,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first.
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I was told at an Honda dealer every 100,000 miles. But again what do i know. If I knew anything I would be working on them and not paying someone to do it for me. LOL
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Is there a "how to" on changing the timing belts?
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yes, get an repair book and it will tell you step by step.
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I haven't done a "how to" on changing timing belts because I hadn't started this site when I changed my belts. Next time I do them, I'll be sure to take pictures. In the meantime, here is a very good tutorial.
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If you don't know the age of the belts - then change them!
Much cheaper than rebuilding the engine, or replacing it, which is what is needed if the belts let go. :shock:


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