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What brand of timing belt water pump kit do you recommend?

  • Aisin

    Votes: 13 59.1%
  • AC Delco

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Airtex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gates

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • GMB

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ultra-Power

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • US Motor Works

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EBay OEM Seller

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Honda Parts Department or Online

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • Continental

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Dayco

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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Well, I thought about making a poll, but I know it would be so lopsided for Aisin, I figured it would be pointless.
I was talked into turning this into a poll. Enjoy! 馃槂
Let me know to add more choices.
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I love gates kits, water pumps make noise and tensioners are short lived. More work for me, try to talk customers out of it, but some insist on using inferior parts.
Well OK then! I don't know what the used on the 08 @ 144K- (I know, shouldn't have waited that long, glad I didn't break a belt, bend some valves, etc.- It didn't though).
But @ 105 K from that, and when the 15 hits 105K-
I'm insisting on Aisin kits!!
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Well, I thought about making a poll, but I know it would be so lopsided for Aisin, I figured it would be pointless.
It's not too late, if only as an educational tool for those who might be tempted by a kit with a Gates water pump, no name tensioners or some random jobber kit from eBay.

 

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Woohoo, it's now a poll. First in!

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I gues TB WP kits not as exciting as an ATF poll. 炉\(銉)/炉
Only to the uninitiated.


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I only Voted Aisin b/c I learned it was among the best from this forum, have not use any yet.

And After watching a good video on all the steps to do a TB/WP/tensioner replacement, with removing the front motor mount, new coolant, etc.

I may never do one! LOL
 
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I only Voted Aisin b/c I learned it was among the best from this forum, have not use any yet.

And After watching a good video on all the steps to do a TB/WP/tensioner replacement, with removing the front motor mount, new coolant, etc.

I may never do one! LOL
Really not that bad. Especially now on 3rd gen. No power steering pump to remove and the drive tensioner and pulley does not have to be removed.
 
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No power steering pump to remove and the drive tensioner and pulley does not have to be removed.
Guy who did it on my daughter's 2007 didn't put the PS fluid bottle back where it belongs, so it's kind of dangling loose. Any tips for her to get it back in place easily? Or just let it be?
 

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Guy who did it on my daughter's 2007 didn't put the PS fluid bottle back where it belongs, so it's kind of dangling loose. Any tips for her to get it back in place easily? Or just let it be?
Should be a slide cradle for it clip in to.
 

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Thanks, Does she need any tools or is it easy to slip into place by hand (without disconnecting anything either)?

The Pilots aren't near me at the moment, so I can't check.
 

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Thanks, Does she need any tools or is it easy to slip into place by hand (without disconnecting anything either)?

The Pilots aren't near me at the moment, so I can't check.
No tools, lift and slide into place. May take some effort since the hose is connected.
 
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Just to add to this comment since there were a couple of votes for Gates TB WP kits. A family members Acura TL had Gates installed for its 1st TB WP change at 100k. It didn't make 50k miles before it started leaking. I don't blame the pump. The gasket went flat, loosing it's integrity.
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Do those who voted for the Aisin kit really think that it is the "best" - as in better performing than the OEM Honda parts?
 

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Thought I'd share this here on Piloteers.
 
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Do those who voted for the Aisin kit really think that it is the "best" - as in better performing than the OEM Honda parts?
Let's see what you get in the kit...
  • Timing Belt Mitsuboshi, an OEM supplier.
  • Water Pump by Aisin, an OEM supplier.
  • Timing Belt Tensioner by Aisin, an OEM supplier.
  • Tensioner Pulley by Koyo, an OEM supplier
  • Idler Pulley by Koyo, an OEM supplier.
I don't believe your loosing anything by going with an Aisin kit. Your gaining quite a bit of money in your pocket with no greater risk by buying Honda OEM. IMO, it's a no brainer.
 
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