25 years ago, all Honda car engines had a timing belt replacement interval. For Honda Acura automobile engines intended for U.S. consumers; the last year model Acura 4-cylinder to incorporate a timing belt was the 2001 Acura Integra. The last Honda CRV to incorporate a timing belt was the 2001-year model. The last 4-cylinder Honda Accord to incorporate a timing belt was the 2002 Honda Accord 4 Cylinder model. The last Honda Civic to incorporate a timing belt was the 2005 Honda Civic. However, all Honda and Acura V6 automotive engines use a timing belt. Timing belts are a maintenance item and (in our professional opinion) the best way to link the crankshaft to the camshaft (or camshafts) of an engine. Unlike a timing chain, timing belts have a specific recommended replacement interval. They do not require oil lubrication (like a timing chain), so there are fewer places for oil leaks on older engines that use a timing belt. Under normal driving conditions and using genuine Honda parts; a timing belt replacement interval - that is the replacement of the timing belt, water pump, timing belt tension adjuster and serpentine drive belt - should be performed at 105,000 miles or 7 years - whichever occurs first.
At Accurate Automotive, as a normal procedure; we use the genuine Honda replacement timing belt, water pump, timing belt tensioner adjuster, and genuine Honda Type 2 Engine Coolant. For the serpentine drive belt, we use the same belt brand that American Honda used in original engine assembly - a Bando Rib Ace - but we buy it from Bando instead of through Honda - it saves our customers a little money on the serpentine drive belt (because of licensing / branding), but it is the exact same belt.