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Old 03-10-2008, 02:24 PM
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im gonna need a new timing belt and i was wondering if like one from advance would work or if it has to be from the honda dealer???....i didnt kow if alot of ppl were using ones from different places or oem.
 
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:57 PM
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Default RE: does the timing belt HAVE to be oem???

When i bought my 98 CX the last owner said he did the water pump, timing belt, cap, plugs, wires . Now the car ran and all but something didn't feel right. Because i didn't really know this guy, i talked my bro into helping me to replace everything.I replaced with all OEM parts and the car runs and sounds better then my 08civic, well you get the point, after looking at the auto zone parts like the water pump my brother noticed that it was cracked and it was new. So what I'm trying to say it stick with OEM and if you do a timing belt, replace everything else to.

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:01 PM
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use oem - it is the way to go - honda makes quality parts that last a long time and I put nothing but oem in my 96 civic ex sedan. it is worth the few bucks more in the long run.
 
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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well i wanted to order from hondapartsdeal.com cause its about 31 for the belt and its 55 here for the belt at hone but after tax that belt online is almost the same is here.Just money is kinda tight right now after replacing parts we THOUGHT were bad so im running out.Thats why i wanted to ask cause im about to change it like tomm so i wanted to know cause ive heard mixed on using oem and aftermarket.
 
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