Thanks for the informative post!! Wonder how hard it would be to do yourself... I have about 18 months at my current rate of driving to decide. LOL.
I wonder if the service advisor was misinformed. I'm going to check with someone else to see if that quote was accurate.$2500? I had the timing belt, water pump, tensioner, and serpentine belt done on my MDX at the acura dealer for $950 last fall. Same J-series, pre direct injection.
Glad it was helpful, but like I mentioned, I could have easily went another 35K miles based on the good condition of the belts. You could do it yourself, but you'd have to be very good mechanically. I would not consider this to be a YouTube DIY video kind of thing.Thanks for the informative post!! Wonder how hard it would be to do yourself... I have about 18 months at my current rate of driving to decide. LOL.
Would not be surprised if different dealers give you different prices, all likely being higher than independent shops. I had the timing belt and associated work done on my previous car at an independent shop for a bit under~2k... dealer in the area basically gave me a no bid price of 7.5k!!!I wonder if the service advisor was misinformed. I'm going to check with someone else to see if that quote was accurate.
I could probably stretch it past the advised time as well, largely due to how good your pictures show your belt being and how I am also racking up the miles, albet not as fast as you! I'm only creeping up to 64k on my 17. We did the timing belt service on our 97 CRV so as long as this engine isn't too much harder.... might be worth doing ourselves. Labor rates tend to be rather high in this area.Glad it was helpful, but like I mentioned, I could have easily went another 35K miles based on the good condition of the belts. You could do it yourself, but you'd have to be very good mechanically. I would not consider this to be a YouTube DIY video kind of thing.
Too bad you're not in the Dallas area.Yes, $2500 for the Honda J series timing belt service is absolutely ridiculous and I would argue is a disservice to Honda themselves. Even if it included spark plugs and a valve adjustment it would be nuts.
Anderson Honda is once again offering a good deal on timing belt service. Add about $150 (for the tensioner and bits) to the advertised $590 and worse case you would have $740. They have been offering a timing belt special for years and a number of GenI owners have used them.
Get your car repaired or Honda serviced in Cockeysville MD at Anderson Honda. Our service center provides service specials for regular maintenance like oil changes specials, brakes specials, and tires specials, or more delicate matters like transmission issue specials.www.andersonhonda.net
Character build, LOL. I could only imagine the gratuitous use of 4 letter words, NUTS, BOLT, HOSE, BELT 😂I did 2 timing belts on my Acura TL and one on my wife's Pilot over the last 20 years. Each and every belt, tensioner and water pump I took off looked brand new. They do build them well.
I also did a timing belt on a PT Cruiser. That was a character builder.
True, even the old belt had 3 yellow marks, alignment marks I assume.
I don't know, mulch moving is brainless work, timing belt sounds like more thinking involved. If the hardest part is getting the crankshaft bolt off and lining up the marks.... how bad can it be?? hahaha. Famous last words right? I recall the last timing belt jobs involving some Allen keys to keep things in place. lol.
Well he also says black edition. Which only comes on the Gen 2. So I'd say it's a 2017.I'm confused... This new website doesn't show what we own... You joined in 2007, and the title of this talks about your "2017"... 106,000 miles, if you drive a lot, isn't too much for a 2017, but my 2006, is just over 110,000...
You say you've had no problems, that doesn't sound like a second generation...
Reading that "No Problems" reply, excited me, until I started thinking... Now I'm confused...
Please let me know, 1st gen or 2nd gen?
Next Tue in Sactown CA I'm paying $825 for the full timing belt kit, no serpentine belt or plugs, just timing belt, pulleys/tensioner , water pump. Indi shop with aftermarket parts. This two man shop is very popular with a following from all over the SF bay area. Can't imaging people driving 50+ miles to have their car worked on but people really trust this guy. There have to be at least 1,000 auto repair shops the Sacramento CA area, and easily 20 within a 5 min drive of this place.It was $942. They did the timing belt, alternator belt, tensioner, idler pulley and hydraulic belt actuator. Pretty good deal if you ask me. The shop is in Mansfield, Texas.
In my limited experience on a Toyota, timing belt failure occurs when the teeth separate from the belt and fall into the timing cover. This occurs over time, as evidenced by dust covering some of the teeth found. When enough teeth are missing, the belt fails suddenly when a whole line of teeth go and the camshaft ceases to turn. I was lucky that this older Toyota was a free clearance engine and had no head damage. I believe the 3.5L Honda is an interference engine so would be very bad. My Ridge is a 2012 Gen 1, 77,000 trouble free miles so far.Here is an update. I just got my truck along with the old parts. The belts were in really good condition, no cracks or obvious signs of wear. I think I could have easily got another 25K to 35K miles. I'm not saying for anyone to go over the recommended 105K miles, but you could do it without worries. The only part that showed a potential problem was the hydraulic belt actuator. The bearing on it started to show signs of rust.