Timing Belt - 96 Accord Engine Interference Type?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by boner, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. boner

    boner Guest

    Likely, I got a 1996 V6 accord, and the timing belt replaced after 150k km
    or 100k miles was like new. The mechanic said I could have left it in for
    up to 250k km or 200k miles? I saw the belt.... The honda belt he put in
    now makes my RPM needle jump around alot? is it fucked? but my car drives
    boner, Apr 7, 2005
  2. boner

    disallow Guest

    Where are you located? Is it considered a 'severe
    driving area' as per the manual? If so, the interval
    for t-belt change is 100000kms. Otherwise its
    160000kms. And yes, its interference, so best not
    to play with fire....

    I don't see what the Tachometer and the T-belt have
    to do with each other... maybe the CKP sensor??
    One of the Honda techies on the site may be able
    to enlighten you on that one...

    disallow, Apr 7, 2005
  3. boner

    M.C. Tee Guest

    while yes, it may last till 250k, do you really want to take that chance and
    have it let go when your driving? its cheap insurance, do it at the
    reccomended intervals
    M.C. Tee, Apr 8, 2005
  4. boner

    Woody Guest

    You need a new mechanic. No one can look at the belt and tell if it is good
    or bad or how long it will last. The internal fibers in the belt could be
    breaking down and there is no way to tell until it starts stretching out. By
    then it is too late as it will jump teeth. If the rpm is jumping around he
    may have jumped some teeth when installing the belt. If it is only the gauge
    check all the ground connections and have the battery/charging system
    Woody, Apr 8, 2005
  5. boner

    Colin Guest

    I'm not sure about the 96s, but my 92 has a sensor in the distributor that
    will occasionally come a bit loose, resulting in the tach looking like a VU
    meter from an old stereo. tighten the connections, and it's all good :)
    Colin, Apr 8, 2005
  6. boner

    TeGGer® Guest

    To the naked eye, sure. But it's the internal fibers that break down, which
    you CAN'T see.

    Knit your fingers together so the fingertips of one hand rest on the back
    of the other hand. Now slowly pull them apart. That's what happens.

    What can also happen as a consequence of the above is that when you shut
    down and the engine kicks back a a bit as it stops, the teeth strip off on
    the part of the belt that happens to wrap around the crank pulley.

    He's probably thinking of "non-interference" engines, which term does NOT
    describe Honda engines.

    Also, some engines are fairly easy on their belts, not subjecting them to
    too many turns during their rotation. Non-interference combined with easy
    use means the manufacturer's limits can be stretched. Hondas limits can be
    stretched too, but the consequences can be very dire indeed ($$$$$)!

    Check the (blue?) wire at, or inside, the distributor (if you have a
    distributor). Bet it's loose/damaged or the connector is corroded.

    Nothing to do with the timing belt.
    TeGGer®, Apr 9, 2005
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