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should this prepare my old engine for performance?

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Old 04-26-2007, 04:29 PM
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hey all, I'm thinking of replacing my timing belt, balance shaft belt, alternator belt, power steering belt, all tensioners and tensioner springs, and my water pump. Labor for all is $400. Parts, around $300-$350.
Is doing a job like this worth it? I'm trying to put an intake and exhaust on it and travel into the 4-5k RPM range more often. Also, how long will this extend my engine life? thanx
 
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:45 PM
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why are you replacing the tensioners and springs, also I dont see any seals listed
 
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I heard some people say they put new belts on, then tensioners let go and engine blew. Also, i forgot to mention, the only seal I'm thinking of getting would be the camshaft seal. Other than that, my funds are very limited. What do you reccommend to replace?
 
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I have 387,000 on my accord and I have never replaced the tensioners, the most critical seal is the balance shaft seal, but for less than 25.00 i would replace all of them including the oil pump o-ring
 
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:04 PM
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I worked at a honda dealer for over 8 years as the shop counter parts person and I think I probally sold may 5 tensioners in that time, If the belts are done right you shouldn't have any problems.
 
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:55 PM
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If you've got the tensioners then you might as well replace them but if you haven't bought them yet then don't and just use the money for seals
 
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:49 AM
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what seals should I replace and how much is labor gonna run me? Timing belt and balance shaft belt for install run me around $200-$250. How much more are seals gonna run? thanx
 
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:57 AM
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c'mon, someone respond ....please.
 
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:18 PM
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91233-PT0-003 BAL SHAFT SEAL 06923-P0A-306 BAL SHAFT SEAL RETAINER 15114-PT0-003 OIL DRIVE GEAR SEAL 91212-P0A-004 FRONT MAIN (CRANK) SEAL 91213-PT0-003 CAM SEAL 12341-P0A-000 VALVE COVER GASKET 12342-P2F-A01 SPARK PLUG TUBE SEALS X 4
 
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:16 PM
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thanx for the info, i priced everything at around $40. Installation will probably be a couple more zero's lol.
 

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