Timing Chain Not Belt

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2L N/A with CVT. Very happy to see a timing chain used and not a belt !
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2L N/A with CVT. Very happy to see a timing chain used and not a belt !
Honda hasn't used belts for a while now I'm thinking 2005 I could be wrong
 

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I have only ever had to change 1 belt out of all the cars I've owned, and it was a turd anyway. Chains are good. Too bad I can't get a noisy gear drive for my Coupe. I always loved that "whine" in my mustang.
 

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I have only ever had to change 1 belt out of all the cars I've owned, and it was a turd anyway. Chains are good. Too bad I can't get a noisy gear drive for my Coupe. I always loved that "whine" in my mustang.
Yep used to be rule of thumb was change belt at 60k and water pump same time....I hated belts :nono:
 

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Are you serious, all J engines still use belts...
Well I try not to be to serious it gives you wrinkles that said I did say "I COULD BE WRONG" A simple all J engines still use belts would of sufficed o_O
 

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Honda hasn't used belts for a while now I'm thinking 2005 I could be wrong
My 2007 Pilot 3.5L V6 still has a timing belt. But I didn't even change that out until nearly 100,000 miles. Not bad really.
 

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My 2007 Pilot 3.5L V6 still has a timing belt. But I didn't even change that out until nearly 100,000 miles. Not bad really.
100k that's great, I was always worried they'd snap and brick the motor
 

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My 2007 Pilot 3.5L V6 still has a timing belt. But I didn't even change that out until nearly 100,000 miles. Not bad really.
I had a 99 Ford escort, 138k miles, stock timing belt, ran great.

That was a super good car.
 
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Honda hasn't used belts for a while now I'm thinking 2005 I could be wrong
I have a '04 civic that definitely uses a belt. It's got to be changed every 7 years or a maximum of some mileage I can't recall. Real PITA !
 

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I have a '04 civic that definitely uses a belt. It's got to be changed every 7 years or a maximum of some mileage I can't recall. Real PITA !
My 99 hatch has a belt, I changed it at 107k miles, but it was also 14 years old. The belt had no large cracks in it was still in good shape.
 

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I had a 99 Ford escort, 138k miles, stock timing belt, ran great.

That was a super good car.
You lucked out then lol. My dad had a '97 Tracer, with only 7xxxx on it. Biggest POS ever. We had fun with it though, only because it was fun to flog it.

It was his backup car at the time. He raced some dude in a Camaro on I-95 at 100 MPH in it...he's turning 59 in November. I know where my immaturity comes from...
 

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Ford! ~Shudder!
You lucked out then lol. My dad had a '97 Tracer, with only 7xxxx on it. Biggest POS ever. We had fun with it though, only because it was fun to flog it.

It was his backup car at the time. He raced some dude in a Camaro on I-95 at 100 MPH in it...he's turning 59 in November. I know where my immaturity comes from...
I might normally agree with you, but that escort was great. I had it 10 years, and had absolutely zero issues. Seriously. I changed oil, spark plugs & wires one time, tires, and one belt. That's pretty much it. Honestly, probably best car I've ever had. :dunno:
 

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Timing belts are usually a 100k miles or 160k kms. Or every 7 years, whichever comes first. At least, that's what I can recall.

My old 2002 civic had a timing belt. Was getting to replace it right before my brother totaled it. Would've been pissed if I spent that money only to have the car wrecked in a day or less. It happened 2 days before our appointment.

As for Civics, they only started to use chains in 2006, starting with the 8th generation. With accords and other 4 cylinders, I can't remember off the top of my head but my 2005 accord 2.4 had a timing chain.

Regarding the J series, is there any particular reason as to why they haven't moved up to a timing chain from the timing belt?
 
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