As some of you may know, I finally had my late wife's 1997 Civic EX
Coupe titled over to me after it sat for about 10 months. My question
is, besides the oil and gas which have already been changed out, should
I replace the timing belt?
The vehicle has 72,000 miles on it, but given the age of the car, I am
thinking that I should have the timing belt and water pump changed out
at the same time ASAP. IIRC, the manual says 90,000 miles for the
timing belt, but, the fact that it is over ten years old has me slightly
What is the general consensus of the Honda gurus?
1. Should I do the timing belt ASAP?
2. If so, should I just ask the dealer to change out the water pump too?