A timing chain isn't necessarily a perfect solution:I hate the fact Honda still using timing belt rather than chain like most manufacture. Chain makes it so much easier to just swap out the water pump and pulley and your done.
So the dealership lied and told you 80k? And then hit you for $1600? That's really dishonest.Honda told us it was at 80k so I did it around 77k, With new water pump and serp belt it was about $1500 but they also needed to do some sort of oil pump seal as well so out the door I was almost $1600. I have the extended warranty as well so I like to keep things within Honda intervals but I am sure it could go till 100k miles.
Awesome. Yeah water pumps are one of those things. I do crawl underneath every oil change to check things out. As longs as it ain’t leaking, send it...lol.I've chanced it to 180k before and without a doubt, there are lots of perfectly good water pumps being thrown in the trash for peace of mind.
That’s also my general rule...while your in there.The water pump rec. is because it is driven by the t belt, and requires the t belt to be removed replace it. We have a high rate of leaks shortly after doing only a t belt, then the customer is upset because it all that labor over again. As long as we're talking about it, I also replace a lot of gates kits water pumps due to a grinding noise at about 700 miles after replacement.