Timing belt question

I have a 97 Accord. I read that sometime after 1997, Honda started using a better type of timing belt that lasts longer.
If I get my timing belt replaced by a Honda dealer, will they replace it
with the better timing belt, or will they still give me the older type of timing belt?
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You get the new type, provided the tooth design is the modern rounded sort (and yours is).
Change interval for the new type is 7yrs/105K miles. I think yours might have already been the 7-year kind.
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TeGGeR wrote:

My 97 made in Japan accord has the 7/105 which I changed at 120 - old belt was fine-will wait till 250/+130 for next one.
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My 97 made in Japan accord has the 7/105 which I changed at 120 - old belt was fine-will wait till 250/+130 for next one.
To each their own. But here's a thought: how long do you expect the car to last? If you thank your lucky stars your belt made it to 120K and resume 105K mile intervals, it will be due at 225K and 330K. If you roll the dice and go for 120K each time, it will be due at 240K and 360K. The increased risk hardly seems worth it, especially since there is no advantage at all unless you believe it will make 330K but not 360K. Massage the numbers as you wish, but the logic doesn't change... the points just shift slightly. You will spend exactly as much whether you go by the recommendations or whether you gamble unless you get rid of the car between those intervals.
The belts are changed at prescribed intervals because the condition can't be determined by inspection. A belt that is going to fail tomorrow will usually look like the one you removed, and very much like a new one except the numbers are worn off. Your old belt was not fine.
Mike
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Michael Pardee wrote:

my 1998 civic CX has a whopping 52k on it, and the original belt. thats 8 years.
does it kinda bug me? sure.
and its just one more small reason for me to get a scion xA. that, 2 more doors, a nice stereo, standard A/C, power windows/locks, VVTi, 15" wheels, and a timing chain.
and not having to worry about my clean CX getting jacked and turned into a "fast n furious" car. that would make me sad.
but im not gonna shell out the TB money just to trade it in, so im biding my time. ive lived a clean life, and praise be to allah, that timing belt will hold until i sell the car :)
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Ever considered a tC? How come Canada don't get the tC? Ripoff!

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TeGGeR wrote:

due to the size of my garage, i want to get something with an even smaller footprint than the civic CX. ive got the civic, a 2005 yamaha xt225, and a 2003 suzuki burgman 400 in there now, and things are a little tight.
the Tc is a nice car, an excellent value, and if i was in the market for a 2dr sports hatch, itd be high on my list.
but thats not my style. i like small, innocuous, unobtrusive, little cars. the xA is pimped out standard, compared to my CX.
and there are a bunch of neat aftermarket things for the xA, as well. superchargers and whatnot. if i decide to go that route. itll still look bone stock on the outside, though.
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If you vant to un-pimp your ride, say "Vhat".

Ve call dis, in the de '80s, a "Q ship". Is dat sucking?
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A "Q ship?" Is that maybe a Canadian term? I hadn't heard it here in cowboy land.
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Has nothing to do with Canada.
Go to the library and read any '80s car magazine. The term was in regular use through the '80s.
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