View Full Version : my buddies timing belt

12-19-2004, 09:59 PM
Quick question, i have a buddy yes he drives a prelude, heh, but anywho he just had a shop replace his timing belt, and its broke again like 1-2 months down the road, what could be the deal, bad shop or something?

12-19-2004, 10:27 PM
tell him to quit driving it so hard

12-19-2004, 11:11 PM
Could be the shop didnt tighten it enough, or it could be when he replaced his timing belt he didnt replace his tensioner and other pulleys and the waterpump while they were in there. Its possible one of the pulleys were bent and caused the timing belt to "throw" itself off.

Thats exactly what happened to my MR2.

Im leaning toward the latter.

And also hondas are interference engines.. He most likely has valve damage that will result in the head needing to be machined and have valves replaced.

12-20-2004, 02:18 AM
well when it broke the first time he had a shop do it and supposedly valves werent damaged but yea it ticked. Not broke again, he is going to find something out tomarrow, i doubt he opped for both to get fixed, just timing belt.