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Well, while I was doing the water pump I figured I would pull the covers on the timing belts. I could still see the marks made by whoever changed them last. The marking or writing on the belts wasn't even worn off. Therefore I am guessing they are fairly new. Is this a bad guess? I couldn't see any chipped teeth or even any worn spots. Hopefully they are good.
 

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It's up to you weather to take the risk or not. Half the battle is getting the covers off so you might as well change them while you're in there. You don't have to buy the expensive Honda ones... NAPA auto parts has them under their brand nameand so does Gates. You should be able to find the part numbers on this website by typing "timing belts" into the search window at the top of the page.
 

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Good advice that, the hard work is already done. Now it's just a question of spending the money on a set of belts!
 

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Already had the belts, I just needed a kick in the pants to try it. Used exavid's procedure and turned the engine over by hand at least 4 times and double checked and triple checked the marks and tension before I buttoned it up. I started it (after turning it over a couple of times with the kill switch on) and it started right up and ran great for about 3 minutes then started to pop and miss and finally quit. I was sick to my stomach. Walked away (about 20 feet) then realized I had turned the fuel valve off. Opened it up and started it and it ran fine again. What a brain fart. I now have a new set of timing belts and a new water pump. Thanks everyone.
 

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I know the feeling!:stumped: I just did my timming belts and waterpump a couple of weeks ago. When I put the antifeeze in it started to leak out the weephole, pulled it apart again and found a pinched O ring on the pump. Fixed it and put 1600 miles on since. Good Job:clapper:
 

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While we are talking about cam belt how often do you have to change them?

Time / Mileage internals...??? :baffled:

I just changed mnine on my 1100... so when are they due to change again? :baffled:
 

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Mopar1973man wrote:
While we are talking about cam belt how often do you have to change them?

Time / Mileage internals...??? :baffled:

I just changed mnine on my 1100... so when are they due to change again? :baffled:
This was just on another topic, the guru's said 50,000 miles and I think 5 years!
 

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tpwood wrote:
Mopar1973man wrote:
While we are talking about cam belt how often do you have to change them?

Time / Mileage internals...??? :baffled:

I just changed mnine on my 1100... so when are they due to change again? :baffled:
This was just on another topic, the guru's said 50,000 miles and I think 5 years!

Thanks tpwood... Now I can add it to my maintenance software...
 
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