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    Default Timing Belt Honda Civic - 1988 (D-12)

    My Dear Pakwheel Fellow Brothers AOA,

    This morning when i was driving towards my office, my civic suddenly powered off I tried to start (1 or 2 times only) but the self starter sound was like the motor is running without any load (not rotating the engine). The same happened a few years back (2007-8) when i was on my way to Rawalpindi from Multan and as i crossed Wazirabad by pass the car's engine power went off. At that time i replaced the belt with a 'genuine' one (as told and charged by the shopkeeper) and today it broke once again after running hardly 30-35000 Kms. Now, i need your guyz expert opinion on what to do next? from where to get 'genuine or japanese' timing belt (Rawalpindi) and what needs a cross check to avoid such incident (within the life span of timing belt). Your valuable comments are "AWAITED" please.

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    bump !

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    buy it from a reputable shop..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehsan4808 View Post
    buy it from a reputable shop..
    Sure Bro, i will do it. Any ideas for a reputable shop?

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    how was the belt tensioned? and was the belt wet with oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    how was the belt tensioned? and was the belt wet with oil?
    AOA Xulfiqar bhai, good to hear from you (that's exactly what i wanted ). The car was towed to home, parked in the garage and is not under repair at the moment. I just wanted to have some 'expert' opinions (like yours) before i proceed further, to make sure no such 'Ustad' makes fool of me. As i mentioned, the last timing belt was replaced back in 2007-8, afterwards no idea about tension or oil spill inside. For your information, i went to the parts market in Rawalpindi yesterday and found the following rates:

    1. Timing Belt (Japan / guaranteed) @ Rs. 650/- (shopkeeper told me its good for 80,000 kms)
    2. Timing Bearing (Japan) @ Rs. 1,350/-

    Another shop:

    1. Timing Belt (Thailand) @ Rs. 1,150/- (good for 50,000 kms)
    2. Timing Bearing (Japan) @ Rs. 1,250/-

    I am confused from the above statements. Is Japan made belt cheaper than the Thailand one? the difference of life span?

    Can you please guide me what to do next.

    Regards

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    I would suggest you look for the original Honda belt or a Gates brand timing belt, while at the job replace the cam and crank seals and water pump too. Its run off the timing belt in your case.

    the timing belt tensioner is only applied at TDC and then locked. Do not let the mechanic push it with hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    I would suggest you look for the original Honda belt or a Gates brand timing belt, while at the job replace the cam and crank seals and water pump too. Its run off the timing belt in your case.

    the timing belt tensioner is only applied at TDC and then locked. Do not let the mechanic push it with hand.
    Thanks for reply, Can you please guide me from where i can get 'Gates brand timing belt' in Rawalpindi/Islamabad and also elaborate the term 'TDC' (as i am non-tech). Your guide lines will be 100% followed. Thanks once again

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    look around for the correct belt.

    mechanic in Pakistan call TDC as "timing nishaan" or taap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    look around for the correct belt.

    mechanic in Pakistan call TDC as "timing nishaan" or taap
    Sir, thanks very much for your expert advise. I have purchased the Timing Belt (106 Teeth) made in Japan (as he told), but no other option than to believe him. Car is ok now. Your instructions were followed with great care. Thanks once again.

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