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  • Timing Belt - Cold Weather operation

    I just purchased a used GX with 82K miles on it. The Honda user website doesn't have any record of maintenance on this particular vehicle. Does anyone know what the recommended replacement interval is for a timing belt? I've heard that this needs to be replaced before it fails or engine damage will result.

    Second, how is starting or operating of a GX affected by cold weather? I live in Utah and we've been below freezing for a while.

    Thanks in advance. I'm pleased to have finally joined the CNG community.

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    Re: Timing Belt - Cold Weather operation

    Welcome to CNGchat, Toby!
    With the cold weather the past week I left both my 07 and 98 GX's outside just to see how well they would fill and start. Filling was no problem (although only to 3050psi at 0-10F). The 07 started after a couple of cranks, while the 98 took a few more. I suspect it is due to the older battery in the 98.

    As for timing belt, what year is your GX? Does it have the owner's guide?

    I will move this thread over to the Honda forum where the experts can chime in. Thanks again for joining the NGV community!

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      Re: Timing Belt - Cold Weather operation

      The timing belt in your car is due at 106,000 mi. if it's a 1998-2005. Obviously 2006 and newer has the lifetime chain in it negating any such service requirement.
      As for the cold temps, if you get much below 0 degrees (zero) you may have to crank it a bit longer or it may not start. The newest body style carries a warning label stating it may not start at -4 degrees or less. Look on the inside of your gas door and see if your car carries such a label.
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        Re: Timing Belt - Cold Weather operation

        >>The newest body style carries a warning label stating it may not start at -4 degrees or less.

        Woohoo...fthe weather orecast calls for a low of -8 degrees this weekend. Gotta love living in Wisconsin!

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