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Old 02-17-2015, 04:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the u-fix it might be the best option.

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Old 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is this any good: http://www.amazon.com/Timing-Belt-Ho.../dp/B0074C77NA
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Bando, Contitech, Mitsuboshi, GMB, Koyo, NTN, NSK, NPW, Paraut, Aisin.
$123.80
Not Mitsubishi, but Mitsuboshi.

How about:
Dayco Timing Belt Kit
Sale Price:
$50.23
Quantity:

Dayco Timing Belt Kit with Seals
Part Number: 6012-05358381
Includes: Timing Belt, Camshaft Belt Tensioner, 2 Camshaft Seals, Crankshaft Seal, Pre-Assembly Seal Lubricant; Water Pump

Bother...

$41.63
Part Number: 6012-07184726
The same as above, but only one camshaft seal, but neither specifies HX, one just says "2000 Honda Civic 1.6L 4 Cyl" and the other says the same, but also showing C\D\E\LX.

They have two kits by Nitoma that specify the HX, just not what they contain! They are each $102.23.

Should I order through Majestic?
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think Dayco would be fine.

I have had good luck with Rock auto so far.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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nothing to it did every one of mine since new no dealers 97 hx 5sp 468,700 miles only replaced head gasket once crank seal,valvecover gasket and oilpan gasket all parts from majestic,I do mine every 125k haven't touched tensioner as of yet. good luck. I'll be boring mine out .025 over compression finally starting to drop and i'll do the clutch at that time already have it waiting.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dayco $65.79 More Information for DAYCO WP224K1BS
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Water Pump Kit with Seals
Includes: Water Pump, Timing Belt, Camshaft Belt Tensioner, Camshaft Seal, Crankshaft Seal, Pre-Assembly Seal Lubricant; Water Pump Driven by Timing Belt, Interference Engine
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Are your fan belts and valve cover gasket in good shape?

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Old 02-17-2015, 10:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I believe so. I will check tomorrow.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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U-Fix it is out of business. I found a place in Scottsdale where people could work on their own cars--three years ago!
It is called We Fix It.
They convinced me to leave my car and I walked home, but I got lost, so I wandered eight miles!
The shop two blocks from me estimated $655--only four hours of labor. AutoMD.com estimates 6.4 hours and shops round up to the nearest hour!
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I was pretty grumpy when I walked home. It was not the shop's fault that I got lost, but when I got the estimate from the shop two blocks away, I wanted to have them do it.

I just spent eighteen minutes talking to the salesman from We Fix it. I wanted the other shop to at least look at the estimate, but the main reason that I did not approve the repairs was that when he gave me the total, I said that I needed to take a hard look at my finances and get back to him tomorrow.

Then he started pushing. I honestly did not see why he did.

He said that a basic timing belt replacement is $874, but the super-duper, mint-flavored, jumbo deluxe timing belt replacement was $1,264, but wait! There is more!

He said a few times they warranty all of their work for five years and sixty thousand miles.

The larger total includes the valve cover gasket, all necessary seals, and he said the distributor and oil pan (oops!) were also leaking.

I replaced the oil pan (incorrectly) once, I can replace it (incorrectly) again!

I imagine that I can replace the distributor seal, too.

He also said that if the valve cover gasket or others are still good, they will not replace them.

So, I should ask specifically how much for each of the oil pan and the distributor gasket?

AutoMD shows eight different estimates for the valve cover gasket, although he said the total labor would be 4.3 hours (@$95 hourly). That must be for just the timing belt. A Victor gasket is twenty dollars and should not require additional labor. I forget how much I paid for my oil pan gasket and somehow I cannot find it at Majestic Honda or another dealership, but I do not think that it cost much. However, AutoMD says the labor would be 2.5 hours ($237.5, $254.84 with tax).

So, maybe it would be three hundred extra for the oil pan gasket and ninety for the valve cover gasket?

I think that I will call in the morning and tell them to change the timing belt, but not the oil pan gasket.

AutoMD has estimates varying from $678-$1,018 ($727.49-$1,092.31 with tax), so the price does not seem terrible, and the cheapest estimate, which is probably missing more than tax, has a three-month, three-thousand-mile warranty.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I just got my car back:

$224.59 Timing belt kit with water pump
43.02 Valve cover gasket set
12.78 Camshaft seal
17.38 Front crankshaft seal
Parts total: 297.77 Labor: 413.61 Job total: 711.38
Cooling system service
Coolant: $65.08 Labor: $104.87 Total: $169.95

It required over an hour of labor to connect my car to the machine? Did the car sit on the machine for an hour and they billed for labor? Does coolant really cost sixty-five dollars?! So, they need to flush the coolant system when they replace the water pump? The fifteen places that I pulled up on AutoMD had flat rates between forty and a hundred and twenty.
This place was a hundred and seventy!

Yelp discount: $88.00 Yay

Total parts: $362.85
Total labor: 430.48
Supplies: 39.98
Sales tax: 32.63
Total: $865.94

The discount was supposed to be ten percent, but that does not seem right. I keep wondering if they charged more for the coolant flush to cover the discount.

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