"Interference engine" means pistons will hit valves if the timing belt breaks. A high-lift cam, which pushes the valves closer to the pistons, combined with a high-compression engine, which pushes the pistons closer to the valves, equal an engine that is either always an interference engine or just an interference engine if there's enough carbon and schmutz on the valves and piston faces. Sometimes you break a timing belt, put a new one on and all is well. Sometimes you break one and wind up having to change valves and pistons.
As far as I'm concerned, head gaskets are inexpensive enough that it won't hurt you to pull the head and inspect the valves and pistons if you're changing a broken timing belt. Not only will you KNOW the engine will start when you put it back together, it'll make setting the crank to TDC much easier.AnswerI just had the timing belt replaced on my '89 Honda Accord it broke while I was going down the expressway. My mechanic told me I was one lucky guy as it is an interference engine and he expected at least one bent value but non were bent. My advice is to replace it before it breaks. Its a $350 job but if you break it while driving you can add another $100 for the tow plus another hundred or so to determine if there are bent valves. If there are bent valves the price goes way over $1000. I had less than 80,000 miles on this belt.
Just a PS. this is NOT an interference engine. You will not have bent valves, damaged pistons or any other such problem. Camshaft and Crankshaft can be rotated individually without a problem. I have replaced many Honda belts, both before and after breakage.
the "interferance" , i don't know where you guys get that but that has no bearing on bent or non bent valves on this model. Interferance meaning the type of belt system, like the F series is interferance, because there is a balance shaft belt that turns 2 balance shafts ofn that particular engine , same as the H series. Now talking about being square , under square and over square , now that's more of a preferance of bending valves or not as Honda has always been larger bore or almost equal bore and hort strokes, making for engine capable of high rev,s these are under square engine. The possibility of bending a valve is high. But on these A20 engines as in these models with 3 valves , it was designed that if the belt broke the cam would and always usually turned to a "neutral" position to where most the valves were closed or near a closed position as not to bend valves.
Kongkit Raggan-SupatanamponAnswerKongkit, "interference engine" has nothing to do with the belt system. If you've got an interference engine--Hondas do--the valves are close enough to the tops of the pistons that they'll hit if the timing belt breaks. A noninterference engine, like you'll find in a Toyota or a VW, has enough clearance that it won't hit.
Given that, in reality the Honda engine isn't a "true" interference engine. They gave just enough clearance between the valves and the pistons that, assuming there's not a lot of buildup on the valves, you won't hit if the timing belt breaks. That's a really big assumption, and Honda is afraid of lawsuits: if someone was running an ill-maintained, crudded-up engine that Honda claimed was noninterference, broke the timing belt and bent four or five valves, their first stop would be a lawyer: "But they SAID it was a noninterference engine!" They cover their asses by claiming the engine is interference. This way you can be happy if you break a timing belt and not bend any valves, and you won't sue if you do bend a few.
If it was my car, I would pull the head and look. If you managed to bend a valve or hole a piston, it'll be very obvious. If you didn't bend one? You needed a new head gasket anyway.
to be safe you should change the belt every 50,000 to 90,000 miles
Not if the previous owner just did it 10,000 miles ago! When was it last changed? If you know anything about your car, who you got it from, or better yet, where it was maintained, possibly they can tell you when the last one was done. Honda dealers keep good computer records, and you can go visit or call the service department there, take your VIN, and they can tell you whether they've seen your car before and what has been done to it and when.
timing belt and you need to replace it every 60,000 miles
The 2006 Honda Accord V6 has a timing belt and the 4 cylinder has a chain. Replace the belt at 110,000 miles.
yes or maybe
Every 70,000 miles.
The 1.7 liter has a cam belt. Replace it at 110,000 miles.
It has a timing belt that MUST be replace every 105,000 miles.
Replace at 110,000 miles. This is an interference engine.
At 110,000 miles or 10 years whichever comes first.
Should be chanegd at appx. 100,000Kms. or 62,500 miles.
Replace the belt at 105,000 miles or 10 years whichever comes first.
It has a timing belt. Replace at 100,000 miles.It has a timing belt. Replace at 100,000 miles.
every 40 to 50 thousand miles or depend how much you drive it daily.
The 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid with a 4 cylinder does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain and there is no specific schedule as to when it need to be changed. If the care is a V-6 follow the manualÕs recommended 90,000 miles to change the timing belt.
The owners manual on a 2003 Honda Pilot (V6 engine) suggests replacing the timing belt at 105K miles as well as inspecting the water pump.
The current factory recommended replacement mileage is 105,000 miles.
Manual says: 105,000 miles (Dealer says: or after 7 years of use regardless of miles)
According to my Honda service guy, the 2007 Honda Civic timing belt does not have to be changed till 105,000 miles
The 4 cylinder has a timing chain that will last the life of the engine. The V6 has a timing belt that must be replace every 110,000 miles.
Your 2001 Honda Civic has a timing belt. Your engine is an interference engine and as such if the cam belt breaks serious engine damage will occur. Replace the belt at 110,000 miles and also replace the water pump which is driven by the belt.
2003 and up Honda 4 cylinders have a timing chain, and the V6 has a timing belt that must be replaced at 110,000 miles.
It has a timing belt and it MUST be changed every 105,000 miles. This is an interference engine and as such if the belt breaks there will be serious engine damage. Also replace the water pump when you replace the belt as it is driven by the cam belt.
According to my owners manual for a 2002 Honda accord EX, it is scheduled to be done at 105,000 miles for either normal or severe conditions.
the miles are 81000 of Honda odeysse 2004, When should change of timing belt?
Only the 4 cylinder has a timing belt. On a 1983-97 replace it at 60,000 miles=On a 1998 up, replace at 120,000 miles.=