I just bought my Odyssey 2007 with about 164K on it. The car runs smoothly when I drive it no major issues. One owner before without major issues in the car fax, However, I could not find the history of the car service (got from a small dealer).
I try to find if the timing belt has been serviced before, so I called several dealers. Most people told me there is no way to see until opening the engine block and costs about 400-500 dollars. One dealer advised to check water pump and drive belt outside of the engine block, since it is often serviced with timing belt.
My question is:
1) Is this advice reasonable? Means if water pump is not original, is it ok for me to wait until 200k? What is the chance that water pump was broken and replaced only before ?
2) Any other advice without cost 3-4 hours of labors?
3) Would you recommend to do the timing belt again? (more than 800 dollars....)
Thank you so much for your help!