Discussion in '7th Generation (2001-2005)' started by pastore, Monday 3rd Aug, 2015.
Mine's never been changed and it's just done 46,000 miles
should i be worried?
If the timing belt snaps, you may damage the engine !
Best to get it changed.
Might have to wait till next month if it costs too much, unless there cheap.
any idea of how much they normally cost to change? if its cheap i will change it this week.
At a guess about £80 in parts and around 3 hours worth of labour charge.
doesnt sound too expensive for peace of mind.
i will start calling around for quotes later
forgot to ask, do you know when the usual mileage is when it needs to be changed? cuz I've done 46k
Off the top of my head its 72000 miles or 96 months (whichever comes earlier) so your timing belt should have been changed in 2013!
I would get it done ASAP, you should expect it to cost around £250 considering you're in London.
thats doesnt make sense, cuz someone might not drive there car that much only for school runs and shopping and stuff and then they won't get anywhere near 72,000 so what is the point in changing what is basically still a fresh timing belt?
Because it isn't only use that makes things become weaker, its also time. Even if you left a new timing belt in its box for several years it would weaken due to oxidation and decomposition of the organic materials used in its construction.
It's quite normal for service intervals to be limited by both time and use (e.g. miles) for mechanical systems... even oil changes.
so if someones buys a fresh new honda today and leaves it in their garage bascially till for 96 months then it would need a new timing belt?
That's 100% correct.
Apart from that: if you buy a fresh Honda today, you'll have a chain.
damn, sounds like i need to get my changed then but i can't afford it, £250 is a lot of money
It is, but maybe there's a guide somewhere here on HK that could enable you to DIY it for a lot less?
good idea but as you can probably tell im a noob. i will be able to afford it when i get paid next month so i HOPE my timing belt doesnt go till then thought hondas where supposed to be realible
I think this is a rather difficult job for someone who says he does not know a lot about cars.
250 is not expensive to change a timebelt. I know a lot of friends/family who pay at least 500 euro for the belt-change (Alfa, Peugeot, Renault, Volvo...).
I changed several and it's not something you do on 5 minutes.
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Mmmh.... reliability has got nothing to do with neglecting regular maintenance. I hope you do change you oil and filter at least once a year?
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agreed, I've only had the car like 2 months
Don't panic but don't delay!
cuz apparantly its not JUST the mileage, its the TIME to, so about 96 months which is 8 years it should be changed, and my car came out in 2005.
Yes. But it hasn't snapped yet!
Did it come with any service history?
i guess im worried cuz i depend on the car and drive to to work everyday, i got full service history from HONDA which was last serviced in MAY 14.
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