Honda Odyssey Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 2015 TE with 77,000 miles and we live in northern Indiana. I muzzled it when we bought the van in 2018 (31,000 miles) and have stayed on top of our ATF and other service issues along the way. Our local Honda dealer has always been great to us and only accidentally try to screw us over (HA!).

I asked the service guy today about what it would take to get our 105k/7 year timing belt job done next year, and he looked confused. He talked me out of getting that all replaced until we have 100k miles. His reasoning was due to our moderate climate, he immediately dismissed me getting this done next year at the 7 year mark.

What are your thoughts on this?
 

·
Registered
2006 Honda Odyssey (EX)
Joined
·
3,048 Posts
It's really up to you. The 105k/7 years thing was from Honda's pre-maintenance minder V6 engines. Once they brought in the maintenance minder they got rid of all those intervals and just said follow the maintenance minder.

What hasn't made sense to me is why the 7 years is suddenly unimportant (the maintenance minder doesn't measure time in this case). It's still the same J series V6, nothing much has changed. So there's no reason for the 7 years to suddenly be unimportant. So either they were putting out incorrect intervals back then or they've neglected to take time into account while going all in on the maintenance minder.
 

·
Registered
2007 Odyssey EX-L
Joined
·
1,809 Posts
In reality the belt lasts a very long time. It is good quality rubber and the J35 engine does not run especially hot. I would not be concerned about the belt at your age and mileage. The only thing I would really be worried about is the timing belt tensioner. The lifespan of the tensioners tend to vary for whatever reason - when they fail, you'll hear a ticking/rattling noise when the engine is cold. If your tensioner is not making noise, I would not hesitate to push the timing belt replacement another few years. Just my two cents.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,724 Posts
The maintenance minder just counts oil changes and set service codes based on the old 7500 mile oil change interval. So the timing belt code shows up at the 14th oil change.
I have read here that the tensioner will start making noise at start up if it is going to cause trouble. Be wary of ticking sounds.
 

·
Registered
2012 EX-L, >128k miles, VCM Tuner, Honda tow pkg.
Joined
·
855 Posts
I concur with the above suggestions. My original tensioner only lasted about 76k, so I had the TB, tensioner, and water pump replaced with genuine Honda parts. The second one only lasted about 35k. Thus time I replaced only the tensioner with Aisin part. So far so good, but it has only been about 13k miles.

At this point, if I were in the OP's situation I would start exploring available non-dealer options for the TB job. Several criteria are particularly important:
1. Are they Honda or import specialists?
2. Will they let you choose the TB kit (or bring your own)? If not, which brand do they use?
3. What is the total cost?
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top