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Old 10-02-2006, 04:50 PM
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My 2000 LX just turned over 100,000 miles and I've been reading around the forum that a new water pump and timing belt change is in order. I just had a mechanic quote what that would cost today and it was about $400. This isn't too bad, but he said a little over two hundred of that is in labor. I was just wondering, if I got a haynes manual and the parts, how hard would it be to do myself. I'm in high school and work a lot, so I have the money, but would rather not have to spend it. I'm mechanical and have worked on things before, so I don't think it would be too hard of a project to tackle. I would just like a little input on the difficulty. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:21 PM
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do it yourself. nothing to it.
 
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Nothing to it=if you can get crank pully off
 
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DOOD. get yer butt to teh honda dealership and change that belt out or do it yourself!11

if that belt snaps on you, you'll be sitting inside a sooper expensive paper weight because honda engines are interference engines. ≈

that means that if your timing belt breaky, your valves come crashin' down into your piston headies...

honda recommends changing the belt every 60,000 miles.

besides, $400 for timing belt change is dirt cheap from a dealership.

 
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: drbyers

honda recommends changing the belt every 60,000 miles.
That's only recommend if you regularly drive in temperatures over 110, or below -20 (F), otherwise they recommend 105000 miles. I wouldn't push that envelope though.

You can get the OEM belt itself online for about $30, and pump for about $70, by the way.
 
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:27 AM
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Yeah, I've read my maintenance log, and it says 105,000 and I've also read 100,000 on the forum and I already know what happens when that belt goes, so yes, I'm definately going to change it out very very soon. Thanks for all the help. I don't think I'm going to pay $400 to have it done though, I've been meaning to get a manual anyway, and besides, I can take a little more pride in saying I did it myself and did a good job, than, I worked how long to pay some guy to do the exact same thing.
 
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