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Old 26th March 2009, 11:57   #31
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Just had a look at the Linkway Honda bill. Confirmed : Rs. 871.30 for the timing belt & Rs. 699 as labour costs.

Gotta love Honda for how cheap they are to own!!
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GTO!

I am simply amazed, a simple A/C relay which costs 100 bucks in the local market costed me 1300 in Honda.

Recently a friend of mine was charged close to 3K at a local mech for getting his timing belt changed. If this price is for real!! I'm gonna get my belt changed from honda...

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Just had a look at the Linkway Honda bill. Confirmed : Rs. 871.30 for the timing belt & Rs. 699 as labour costs.

Gotta love Honda for how cheap they are to own!!
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Old 31st March 2009, 13:16   #33
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Called up Honda.

Timing belt costs 1,000 and 700 for labour.

1,700 is not a bad deal at all, eh!!!

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Called up Honda.

Timing belt costs 1,000 and 700 for labour.

1,700 is not a bad deal at all, eh!!!

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not bad at all? thats wonderful !
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Old 2nd April 2009, 20:42   #35
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Ok, got the new belt fitted today.

The diff is huge, the engine feels tight and throttle response has improved. I would recommend it to anyone using an old belt. It's really worth it.

Total amount came to 1,714 bucks, which included a complete interior and exterior wash/cleaning.

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Ok, got the new belt fitted today.

The diff is huge, the engine feels tight and throttle response has improved. I would recommend it to anyone using an old belt. It's really worth it.

Total amount came to 1,714 bucks, which included a complete interior and exterior wash/cleaning.

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Are you sure its not the washing and cleaning that makeing you feel better.

Jokes apart, unless the old belt had skipped a tooth thre should be absolutely no diff.
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Theoretically you are right!!

But practically it does make a diff, irrespective of the washing and cleaning!!

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Are you sure its not the washing and cleaning that makeing you feel better.

Jokes apart, unless the old belt had skipped a tooth thre should be absolutely no diff.
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Jokes apart, unless the old belt had skipped a tooth thre should be absolutely no diff.
If the rubber belt is old won't it stretch a wee bit causing some slack? The new one must be nice and tight and they would have adjusted the tension as well which would have developed play with old one?

Am I right in those assumptions or is that not possible and the belt tension is self adjusting?
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If the rubber belt is old won't it stretch a wee bit causing some slack? The new one must be nice and tight and they would have adjusted the tension as well which would have developed play with old one?

Am I right in those assumptions or is that not possible and the belt tension is self adjusting?
Vid, these are toothed belts!
There is no scope for slack or 'tight'!
There cannot be a difference in the drive quality before and after a timing belt renewal.
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Are you sure its not the washing and cleaning that makeing you feel better.

Jokes apart, unless the old belt had skipped a tooth thre should be absolutely no diff.
The Honda mech told me that the belt had expanded a bit over the years. So this is prob why it has made a diff.

Honda recommends belt change every 1,00,000kms or 6yrs. My car has done just 68,000kms but is 8yrs old.

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If the rubber belt is old won't it stretch a wee bit causing some slack? The new one must be nice and tight and they would have adjusted the tension as well which would have developed play with old one?

Am I right in those assumptions or is that not possible and the belt tension is self adjusting?
Most newer cars have what is called a hydraulic tensioner and its job is to do exactly that.
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I think it's the placebo effect, nothing else. I was driving the car when the belt snapped on my car and when I drove it the next day, there was no difference.

P.S. Found some pictures too.

Is it time to change the Timing Belt?-pict9320-large.jpg

Is it time to change the Timing Belt?-pict9321-large.jpg

Is it time to change the Timing Belt?-pict9322-large.jpg
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...the belt snapped on my car...
Just wondering... how old was this belt, in terms of km and/or age?
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I think it's the placebo effect, nothing else.
Could be, or maybe its bcoz i had got the tappets adjusted in Blore recently and now they are back to stock settings.

This could be another reason why the engine feels different.

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Hi,

This is a great link to determine if the engine is interefernce or non interference and timing belt part number and recommended replacement intervals. I am not sure if they cover all Indian models but I am going to share it anyway

http://www.gates.com/downloads/downl...older=brochure
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