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Old 10-21-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Timing Belt, when to change? Timing Chain

Does CRSX sell timing belts for us? If not, where do you guys recommend I get my timing belt from? I'v just reached my 60,000M mark and its time to get a new one.
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you don't have a timing belt, you have a timing chain and it doesn't really have to be serviced until you really get up in mileage.
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you don't have a timing belt, you have a timing chain and it doesn't really have to be serviced until you really get up in mileage.
Does CRSX sell timing chains? How high up in mileage are we talkin here?
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i knew that as well...but my car, it sounds squealy when i start it sometimes(usually after it rains) and it will stay sounding like that until the car is warmed up...should i replace mine soon? or is that normal? im at 96k
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are you serious? timing belt? you are asking about RSX-s right.
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that might be your sepertine belt
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are you serious? timing belt? you are asking about RSX-s right.
yeah honest mistake, didnt research was rsx's have. I now know we use timing chains
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yeah dont wory about the chain u just might need to replace sepertine belt
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yeah dont wory about the chain u just might need to replace sepertine belt
about at what mileage should i be replacing my chain?
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i dont think it needs to be replaced , u will need valve ajustment at 110 000 miles and thats it.
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i knew that as well...but my car, it sounds squealy when i start it sometimes(usually after it rains) and it will stay sounding like that until the car is warmed up...should i replace mine soon? or is that normal? im at 96k
That's serpentine belt. And you can replace it fairly easily yourself (belt itself is cheap).
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about at what mileage should i be replacing my chain?
there is nothing in the manual about even a service limit so it is not something that Honda expects that you would have to replace.
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i'm almost to 100K
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The chain is supposed to run the life of the car, as per what I was told thru Acura
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that might be your sepertine belt



can u tell me more about sepertine belt? wat does it do? when it needs to be replaced
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Like others have said, the RSX has a timing chain, not a timing belt. A timing chain can last the life of the car, but if it happens to need replacement you'll definitely know it.
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can u tell me more about sepertine belt? wat does it do? when it needs to be replaced
that is the belt that you can see that drives the alternator, power steering, A/C, and water pump. It is supposed to be inspected every 30,000 miles for cracks and replaced if needed.
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i might need to change my sepertine belt...i def have a belt weezing like a mofo
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lol @ inspected every 30k miles...car is about to press 90k and its never been looked at lolol
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Does CRSX sell timing chains? How high up in mileage are we talkin here?
100k+ probably
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i was under the impression that the chain links will eventually stretch...so i doubt our timing chain will last the life time of the car...right???
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i was under the impression that the chain links will eventually stretch...so i doubt our timing chain will last the life time of the car...right???
if engineered correctly (and it is), if the timing chain does stretch, it will do so by such a small amount where it will not matter.

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elastic deformation: material deforms due to imposed stress, but returns to it's original size once the imposed stress is removed (like foam or a spring).

plastic deformation: material is placed under imposed stress beyond it's design limits, and deforms beyond it's maximum design allowance. the sample's mechanical properties begin to differ drastically from their initial values, and the sample will eventually fail (break).

think like taking a paperclip, and bending it with your fingers. if bent only slightly, the paperclip will snap right back to it's original shape (elastic deformation). if you bend the snot out of it, it will stay bent (plastic deformation). keep bending it, and it will snap (metal fatigue/failure).

given that the chain is intended for the life of the car, it's safe to say that any stresses imposed on the chain by the engine are well within the elastic design limits of the chain & the material(s) it is made of.

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if engineered correctly (and it is), if the timing chain does stretch, it will do so by such a small amount where it will not matter.

material science lesson:

elastic deformation: material deforms due to imposed stress, but returns to it's original size once the imposed stress is removed (like foam or a spring).

plastic deformation: material is placed under imposed stress beyond it's design limits, and deforms beyond it's maximum design allowance. the sample's mechanical properties begin to differ drastically from their initial values, and the sample will eventually fail (break).

think like taking a paperclip, and bending it with your fingers. if bent only slightly, the paperclip will snap right back to it's original shape (elastic deformation). if you bend the snot out of it, it will stay bent (plastic deformation). keep bending it, and it will snap (metal fatigue/failure).

given that the chain is intended for the life of the car, it's safe to say that any stresses imposed on the chain by the engine are well within the elastic design limits of the chain & the material(s) it is made of.

i can has /thread?

Nice info...so why would we have to replace the head bolts??
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if engineered correctly (and it is), if the timing chain does stretch, it will do so by such a small amount where it will not matter.

material science lesson:

elastic deformation: material deforms due to imposed stress, but returns to it's original size once the imposed stress is removed (like foam or a spring).

plastic deformation: material is placed under imposed stress beyond it's design limits, and deforms beyond it's maximum design allowance. the sample's mechanical properties begin to differ drastically from their initial values, and the sample will eventually fail (break).

think like taking a paperclip, and bending it with your fingers. if bent only slightly, the paperclip will snap right back to it's original shape (elastic deformation). if you bend the snot out of it, it will stay bent (plastic deformation). keep bending it, and it will snap (metal fatigue/failure).

given that the chain is intended for the life of the car, it's safe to say that any stresses imposed on the chain by the engine are well within the elastic design limits of the chain & the material(s) it is made of.

i can has /thread?

This is all true, but chains do wear and effectively 'stretch out' over time. Anyone into bicycles knows this. That being said, the chain should outlast the engine in this case.

Also, on a side note, a material can undergo a plastic creep strain if exposed to a stress for a prolonged period even if it is well within the elastic region.
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Nice info...so why would we have to replace the head bolts??
because they are usually torqued to "stretching" on installation.
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