1998 Accord Timing Belt Issue
The other day I purchased a 1998 Accord DX with 114K miles. AS I write this, some issues with the brakes are being addressed. Yesterday, I pulled the value cover to get a look at the timing belt. I rotated the camshaft enough to allow me to both view the timing belt manufacture information and to examine the belt. The belt "appeared" in good shape. However, exactly how appearances and reality align, is my main question here. At any rate, the installed camshaft belt is a GATES model *244 belt-- as evidence by the information I got from looking at the belt. This morning I called the local Honda Dealer to ask what Honda OEM belt might carry for a label? They said it would NOT say GATES. So---- my question: at 114K, is this enough evidence for me to stop worrying about this belt-- at least for another 6000 miles?