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Old 01-04-07, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not changing timing belt will damage your engine???

If your timing belt breaks will it damage your engine? Some threads say yes and some say no.
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yes......it will damage the motor if the belt snaps

we run whats called a interference motor and when the belt snaps your valves can be snapped right into your pistons among other things that can happen

something along that line
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Is it an interference motor really? Someone has checked? I doubt we have that much lift in them bumpsticks. Sure there are valve reliefs in the pistons, but that doesn't necessarily equal an interference motor.

Anyway, as the belt stretches, your timing gets off and you will lose power. This doesnt damage your motor but yes the belt breaking and there is a possibility of other things breaking.
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good thing my daddy is a mechanic and whens time to change mine which is in 8k miles he do it for free all i gotta do is buy the parts
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Is it an interference motor really? Someone has checked? I doubt we have that much lift in them bumpsticks. Sure there are valve reliefs in the pistons, but that doesn't necessarily equal an interference motor.

Anyway, as the belt stretches, your timing gets off and you will lose power. This doesnt damage your motor but yes the belt breaking and there is a possibility of other things breaking.
know for a fact mine is a interference motor....RL should be the same as they havent changed the style of the motor THAT much
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i say there is a 50/50 chance one of my rl's the valves bent and the other car everything was fine i just slapped a new belt one and drove.
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let's put it like this:timing belt breaks=new engine.now you can believe what you want or whatever you hear but you will need a very expensive fix.
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dood this isn't a 13:1 high compression motor. It's more like 2 3/4s of a Civic D series motors put together.
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Doesn't have to be high compression to be an "interference design". From aa1car.com:

On interference engines, a timing belt failure is really bad news because there is not enough clearance for the valves to clear the pistons if the belt snaps. A belt failure on an interference engine almost always results in one or more bent valves - or worse. That is why timing belts should be replaced at the recommended interval.

Regular belt replacement is especially important on Acura and Honda engines because almost every one of these engines is an interference design! The only exceptions are the 3.2L V6 in the 1998 and newer Acura SLX models, and the 3.2L V6 in 1994 and up Passports. With Toyota, there is less risk of additional engine damage because the only Toyota interference engines are the older 1.5L Tercel, 2.4L Pickup and 1.8L Camry and Corolla engines. Apparently, Toyota engineers were more generous with combustion chamber clearances than Honda engineers.
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The C35 is definitely an interference motor. A recall an RL that was towed in to our dealership, wouldn't start. The owner had tried to do his own timing belt and got it wrong...bent the crap out of the valves.
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All Honda engines are interference motors
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it's inference not interference
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it's inference not interference
It's interference, meaning if the belt breaks, the valves and pistons will interfere with one another.

B-series motors don't seem to be interference, I've replaced broken belts on several and never encountered one with bent valves.
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ok kenso check it out it 's inference not interference but you can call it what you want.
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ok kenso check it out it 's inference not interference but you can call it what you want.
Its INTERference.

Do a google search on Inference and Interference. You lose.
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