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whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

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Old 01-19-2008, 03:05 PM
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Default whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

i am considering in the near future of replacing the timing belt, water pump, and drive belts on my 1999 Accord lx (i4). thus i am looking around to see what is the best stuff out there.

i came across this link http://www.timingbeltkit.com/servlet...ng-Belt/Detail
which is selling an entire kit for $170.

do you guys think thats a good deal??? is flennor a good brand, or should i go with something like gates?


 
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:20 PM
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Default RE: whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

When it comes to timing belts on a honda I'd stick with OEM, they aren't that much more expensive and they are great belts. Don't forget to pickup the seals and replace those at the same time too. If you want some help with it there's a great write-up in our DIY section as well.
 
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honda OEM is the way to go.
 
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:06 PM
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Default RE: whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

well i will look into oem belts and see how much it costs. should i also get oem seals and all? what about water pump? how much have you guys paid in parts for a timing belt job?

the thing that is attractive about the kit [link posted in the first post] is that everything is included. it says that it has gmb parts, flennor belt, and bando drive belts. are any of those bad enough to stay away from?

sorry for all the questions, but newbie hear and just trying to get a feel of whats the best to keep an 80k miles car going for a long time.
 
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:12 PM
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Default RE: whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

also, who makes the oem timing belts?

 
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OEM stands for original equipment manufactured

So just go to Honda and ask for them.
 
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:00 AM
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yeah, i know what oem means. but i'm pretty sure honda doesnt make it themselves. or am i wrong?
 
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damn. $800 !!!

i know someone who said he'll do it for $150.
so i am looking around for parts to see whats the best deal. i guess i'm looking at $150-$200 in parts. yes, no, maybe so?
 
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:42 AM
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Default RE: whats the best timing belt to put on a Honda?

150-200 in parts sounds about right. 150 is a pretty good job, most private mechanics will charge somewhere around there. i'm guessing the $800 was done by honda........they have redic labor prices.

www.hondapartswarehouse.com should have all the parts you need, at competitive prices(keep in mind OEM parts can get expensive)

I just ordered a few things from them for my H22 and got them in 2 days, so that was pretty cool.

on another note the only timing belt i would get that isnt OEM is a Greddy one, but i'm pretty sure greddy doesnt make them for the accord.......only the H22
 

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