What Is average life expectancy of Acura TL timing belt

Asked by Dec 08, 2015 at 01:18 PM about the 2006 Acura TL 5-Spd AT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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735

Most timing belts have a life span of 150,000 -200,000 miles however that does not mean that the belt will not break before its life span there are a lot of factors that goes into the span of any kind of belts

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35,185

Timing belts last 150,000 - 200,000 miles? What have you been smoking? 105,000 miles is the recommended replacement interval on the V-6 TL. Don't take the gamble and make it last longer as you may lose the bet and it will be expensive.

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735

I'm sorry Bob I don't smoke drugs now if the manufacturer says 105,000 then change it however most vehicles I have worked on had well over 150,000 with the original timing belt u don't need to be an ass just to prove anything. Now if the manufacturer said that the belt should be changed at 105,000 miles do you need to change it the answer is NO have it checked yes however timing belts are enclosed and thus they are not in direct contact with the weather so thus means that under NORMAL driving that belt should last almost the life of the car NOW IF U PUT THE ENGINE UNDER NON NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS HENCE RACING IT THEN IT IS MORE PRONE TO BREAKING

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35,185

We will have to disagree. Timing belts are designed to have a useful service life that is slightly longer than the recommended replacement interval. Timing belts should be changed at or before the recommended interval, no ifs ands or buts. I would agree that some timing belts last way longer that the change interval, but MANY break and bend expensive things. My "what are you smoking" comment is my sense of humor showing through, of which I don't have much of.

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35,185

Required reading....http://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the- hood/car-part-longevity/timing-belt-last.htm.

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735

I don't go by specs I go by experience its like saying 10w30 oil will hurt ur engine if the engine specs call for 5w30

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35,185

Actually I have personally seen 10w40 oil damage engines that required 5w30. The overhead camshafts were seized to the bearing surface due to lack of oil at cold startup. It was about -15F when this occurred, but it did happen. What else you got?

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For clarification, the required reading was for the original poster of the question at hand.

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