Hi, I'm doing a swap of a 97 Accord F22B1 for a H23A1 into my 95
Prelude. I was going to replace the timing belt on the F22 since
that's what broke on the H23 and I think it's been done already.
The reason I say this is the lower cover has a hole in it from the
belt rubbing. It looks like the cover was never (re)installed
correctly and the top edge around the crankshaft pulley wasn't seated
behind the pully but was in front, hence the rub of the belt.
My buddy says not to replace the cover and that this problem even
exists on engines as they leave the factory.
I wanted to get some more opinions before I decide.