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Hello. New to the forum. I'm looking to change drive belt / auto tensioner on my 2011 Pilot EX-L. Any recommendations on what brand or kit to get? Actually looking more on which ones to avoid. I figure if belts worked well, there's really no reason to complain. Thanks in advance!
 

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I went with a Bando 6PK2135 OEM Serpentine Belt on amazon and a BECKARNLEY 024-1479 Timing Belt Idler Pulley. That was 2 1/2 years ago on my 2011 pilot with 70,000 miles ( my alternator kicked the bucket)
. By the way Depressing the Tensioner takes a rather large amount of force, Do not be shy. Eat your Wheaties prior to attempting.
 

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Hello....
I went with a Bando 6PK2135 OEM Serpentine Belt on amazon and a BECKARNLEY 024-1479 Timing Belt Idler Pulley. That was 2 1/2 years ago on my 2011 pilot with 70,000 miles ( my alternator kicked the bucket)
. By the way Depressing the Tensioner takes a rather large amount of force, Do not be shy. Eat your Wheaties prior to attempting.
Yep .. although ... this might make it easier. Amazon.com: Camoo AHHON1419 for Honda Serpentine Belt Wrench Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool for Honda Acura 2004-2007 CR-V Civics, Etc.: Automotive
 

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Hello....
I went with a Bando 6PK2135 OEM Serpentine Belt on amazon and a BECKARNLEY 024-1479 Timing Belt Idler Pulley. That was 2 1/2 years ago on my 2011 pilot with 70,000 miles ( my alternator kicked the bucket)
. By the way Depressing the Tensioner takes a rather large amount of force, Do not be shy. Eat your Wheaties prior to attempting.
Sounds like reputable parts. Will definitely look into these. The Honda tensioner assembly runs close to $200. Yikes! Didn’t think about the idler pulley. You think it should be changed at 100k miles? That’s what I have on my Pilot right now.
 

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If you you don't want to pay for OEM, rumor has it that INA is an OEM supplier. I'd buy a Bando belt with this.
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Wow, that’s a significant difference price-wise. Great info. Thanks! It seems Bando’s the way to go for belt everywhere I read. I’m sold.
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