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Correct me if I'm wrong but the new truck will have a timing belt right?

If so I'll have to try and negotiate a discount on the service. I assume the timing belt is a $1000 repair?

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Should be same as 2016 Pilot and many other Honda/Acura vehicles.
I can't understand why some pitch a fit about the Ridgeline having a timing belt and the related maintenance cost of that service. If they had a Accord or any other Honda/Acura that has a timing belt it would be about the same.
I had my 2000 Acura 3.2 TL Timing Belt replaced just like the 2007 Ridgeline.
But I have seen post on here and other forums that bash the Ridgeline for having a timing belt. I am sure other manufactures have maintenance related things on their trucks that the Ridgeline may not have done as often.
 

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not having a fit... just a question and comment.

My previous accord and current Acura uses the K series 4cyl with the timing chain.

Should be same as 2016 Pilot and many other Honda/Acura vehicles.
I can't understand why some pitch a fit about the Ridgeline having a timing belt and the related maintenance cost of that service. If they had a Accord or any other Honda/Acura that has a timing belt it would be about the same.
I had my 2000 Acura 3.2 TL Timing Belt replaced just like the 2007 Ridgeline.
But I have seen post on here and other forums that bash the Ridgeline for having a timing belt. I am sure other manufactures have maintenance related things on their trucks that the Ridgeline may not have done as often.
 

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not having a fit... just a question and comment.

My previous accord and current Acura uses the K series 4cyl with the timing chain.
Not you having a fit just in general some here & other forums bash the Ridgeline. I was just wondering if it was something bad by having a timing belt. My 1980 Honda Prelude had one I had it replaced way back when.
my other 2 Accords where only 3 and 6 years old when I traded them in with 40,000 and 60,000 miles on them.
 

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Some see it as a negative in that it will cost you $600-$1000 to replace every 105k miles. Others see it as a benefit of having a "like new" engine every 105k rather than dealing with a tired engine due to a stretched belt.
 

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Some see it as a negative in that it will cost you $600-$1000 to replace every 105k miles. Others see it as a benefit of having a "like new" engine every 105k rather than dealing with a tired engine due to a stretched belt.
Is 105K the required change interval on the Gen 1 RL timing belt? Been a while since I owned a vehicle with a belt. Many manufacturers that once used belts, are switching over/or already moved to chains again (Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai, Suzuki, etc). My 1st Gen Tacoma had a chain and I experienced no issues putting 200K miles on it.
 

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in 2005 the owners manual said 105k interval, in a later revision it's been referenced that it was changed to 105k or 7yr. There are several members on here who have exceeded the 105k, to as high as 160k FWIW, I decided that 10yr was my threshold for tolerance, mileage be damned, because at 126 months from date of manufacture I replaced it or almost exactly 10 years of ownership. It is an interference engine and if it fails your out an engine. As far as I'm concerned it will be the one and only timing belt i install so I'm good with it, if I drive it another 10 years (as I'm planning on, or another 80k miles) I'll then drive it til it breaks...

Living in the Desert Southwest, I do find that I idle the engine quite often and that's run time without miles...
 

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Or is he deducting that from what he's willing to pay for the truck...
 

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The service needs to be done by some shop some place. I'll ask for a 20% discount on the service. It guarantees the dealer a $800 repair some time down the road. Win, win. If the dealer doesn't agree I'll just have the belt replaced at another dealer... There are 1/2 dozen Honda dealers within 30min. Of my house.
 

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LB,

Not sure where your located since your profile is incomplete, but some have gotten the Timing Belt done for as little as $600-$700...

Such as this deal here, Anderson Honda, Near Baltimore, MD

YMMV
 

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I'm pro Honda and G2 RL, but...

I'm sorry, utter BS for a truck to have a belt. No other truck does...well one other (see below). Heck, few cars do anymore either. Big upside is the chain in my 2.4 Element.

At least the belt on the diesel Canyon/Colorado has a 150,000 interval and is there on the front of the engine where you can get to it without gobs of needed labor. This is a HUGE downside to the Ridgeline that only a Honda nutswinger would want to justify.
 

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According to this list, most Honda engines use timing belts. But some of the 4 cylinder engines use a timing chain. I note the Civic moved to a chain beginning in 2006.

2008 to 2014 Accord V6 3.5 – Belt
2008 to 2014 Odyssey pilot and Ridgeline V6 3.5 -Belt
2006 to 2007 Accord V6 3.0 – Belt
2006 to 2016 Civic – Chain
2005 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2003 to 2011 Element – Chain
2003 to 2016 CR-V – Chain
2003 to 2004 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2003 to 2016 Accord – 2.4 – Chain
2003 to 2004 Odyssey and Pilot V6 3.5 – Belt
2002 Civic 1.7 – Belt
2002 Accord 2.3 – Belt
2002 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2002 Passport 3.2 – Belt
2002 Odyssey 3.5 – Belt
2001 Civic 1.7 – Belt
2001 CRV 2.0 – Belt
2001 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
2001 2.3 Accord – Belt
2001 Passport 3.2 – Belt
2001 Odyssey 3.5 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1999 to 2000 CRV 2.0 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Accord 2.3 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Passport 3.2 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Odyssey 3.5 – belt
1998 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1998 CRV 2.0 – Belt
1998 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1998 Odyssey and accord 2.3 – Belt
1998 Accord 3.0 – Belt
1998 Passport 3.2 – Belt
1997 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1997 Del sol 1.6 – Belt
1997 CRV 2.0- Belt
1997 Accord 2.2 – Belt
1997 Odyssey 2.2 – Belt
1997 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1997 Accord 2.7 – Belt
1997 passport 3.2 – Belt
1996 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1996 Del sol 1.6 – Belt
1996 Accord 2.2 – Belt
1996 Odyssey 2.2 – Belt
1996 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1996 Prelude 2.3 – Belt
1996 passport 2.6 – Belt
1996 Accord 2.7 – Belt
1996 Passport 3.2 – Belt

Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List - Your Car Angel - Your Car Angel
 

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I'm sorry, utter BS for a truck to have a belt.
Have to agree with you. Just looking at the other 2016 trucks closest to the RL2:

Tacoma: Chain
Frontier: Chain
Colorado: Chain (except for the Diesel)
Silverado: Chain
F-150: Chain
Ram: Chain

It's like I can hear Aretha Franklin singing "Chain, chain, chain...."
 

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According to this list, most Honda engines use timing belts. But some of the 4 cylinder engines use a timing chain. I note the Civic moved to a chain beginning in 2006.

2008 to 2014 Accord V6 3.5 – Belt
2008 to 2014 Odyssey pilot and Ridgeline V6 3.5 -Belt
2006 to 2007 Accord V6 3.0 – Belt
2006 to 2016 Civic – Chain
2005 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2003 to 2011 Element – Chain
2003 to 2016 CR-V – Chain
2003 to 2004 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2003 to 2016 Accord – 2.4 – Chain
2003 to 2004 Odyssey and Pilot V6 3.5 – Belt
2002 Civic 1.7 – Belt
2002 Accord 2.3 – Belt
2002 Accord 3.0 – Belt
2002 Passport 3.2 – Belt
2002 Odyssey 3.5 – Belt
2001 Civic 1.7 – Belt
2001 CRV 2.0 – Belt
2001 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
2001 2.3 Accord – Belt
2001 Passport 3.2 – Belt
2001 Odyssey 3.5 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1999 to 2000 CRV 2.0 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Accord 2.3 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Passport 3.2 – Belt
1999 to 2000 Odyssey 3.5 – belt
1998 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1998 CRV 2.0 – Belt
1998 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1998 Odyssey and accord 2.3 – Belt
1998 Accord 3.0 – Belt
1998 Passport 3.2 – Belt
1997 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1997 Del sol 1.6 – Belt
1997 CRV 2.0- Belt
1997 Accord 2.2 – Belt
1997 Odyssey 2.2 – Belt
1997 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1997 Accord 2.7 – Belt
1997 passport 3.2 – Belt
1996 Civic 1.6 – Belt
1996 Del sol 1.6 – Belt
1996 Accord 2.2 – Belt
1996 Odyssey 2.2 – Belt
1996 Prelude 2.2 – Belt
1996 Prelude 2.3 – Belt
1996 passport 2.6 – Belt
1996 Accord 2.7 – Belt
1996 Passport 3.2 – Belt

Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List - Your Car Angel - Your Car Angel
you would think that since ALL Honda engines are interference engines they would use a chain, since ALL Belts must be changed at about 100K and chains last the life of vehicle. I know, belts are lighter...
A belt will need to be changed at regular intervals (usually at 90-120k miles) whereas a chain is generally good for the life of the engine and does not require maintenance. As a side note ALL Honda engines are interference engines. There are no Honda engines that are non-interference. - See more at: Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List - Your Car Angel - Your Car Angel
 

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you would think that since ALL Honda engines are interference engines they would use a chain, since ALL Belts must be changed at about 100K and chains last the life of vehicle. I know, belts are lighter...
You can find some very destroyed Saturn engines (not the model that used a Honda engine ironically), which all had a timing chain, due to chain guides failing. Chains aren't bullet proof either.... they require guides and when they wear they become loose, can become noisey etc. etc.

Just a different approach is all. But yes, they (chains) do NOT require replacement at 100K miles.
 

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I'm pro Honda and G2 RL, but...

I'm sorry, utter BS for a truck to have a belt. No other truck does...well one other (see below). Heck, few cars do anymore either. Big upside is the chain in my 2.4 Element.

At least the belt on the diesel Canyon/Colorado has a 150,000 interval and is there on the front of the engine where you can get to it without gobs of needed labor. This is a HUGE downside to the Ridgeline that only a Honda nutswinger would want to justify.
I agree.

If timing belts were so awesome other trucks would be using them too. Honda knows the fanboys will buy & gladly pay $800 to $1,200 for the Timing Belt service.
 

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I agree.

If timing belts were so awesome other trucks would be using them too. Honda knows the fanboys will buy & gladly pay $800 to $1,200 for the Timing Belt service.
Not gladly. Begrudgingly.
 
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