You are exactly right. No definite interval is mentioned in the 2006 owners manual for normal conditions. It does say that at "maintenance sub item 4", spark plugs, timing belt should be changed, water pump checked and valve clearance checked. There is no definite mileage listed for this service. I would prefer a mileage based recommendation so one could plan ahead. Some day, maintenance sub item 4 will come up and then, surprise surprise, a big repair bill will be due. An owner would not know about the 105k mileage recommendation for the 2004 model unless they read the old owners manual for a vehicle they do not own.It basically says if you live in either extreme hot climate or extreme cold climate to change the belt every 60k miles. What if you don't live in one of these extreme's?
Yes.is this the type of engine that IF the timing belt did break would it cause damage to the head (bend valves etc)
You may want to check the date of the last post in a thread before you bump it with a new post. The last one before you was 9 years ago.I have a 2006 odyssey ex with 150,000 miles on it and have never changed the timing belt. I think it is about 100,000 miles is the limit. DYI is not a good idea because it is so technical. My Honda dealer has run a special this month for 399.00 to change the belt. It is also a good idea to change the water pump and the tensioner for additional 300.00. Total cost is around 700.00 to due the job. But it could cost you 6000.00 for a new engine or 40,000 for a new odyssey if you do not change it. I checked around with local repair shops and was quoted $1200.00 to change it. The dealer normal price is $995.00.
Where are people sourcing their parts for a timing belt service? Any reputable on-line sources? Local auto parts stores the way to go?