: >> I need to know when to replace the timing belt and if the water pump
: >> should also be replaced at the same time.
: > You just buy the car? The you should replace it NOW, unless you have
: > iron- clad proof that the previous owner did it within the last
: > 6Kmohbiles.,
: I hit ENTER before I meant to.
: Those last few words should have read, "within the last 60K miles".
And yes, it's probably a good idea to replace the water pump at the same
time, and the thermostat as well. Be sure the shop TESTS the thermostat
before installing it, so they don't have to go back and replace it if it
proves to be defective.
Paul, former '87 Civic owner