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I have 2004 odyssey exl, and is now 7 years old. I have 47000 mileage on it. I called dealer, and he says as per honda guidelines I will need new timing belt, honda recommends 100k or 7 years.

my car drives great no issues in it, should I replace timing belt at 47k or wait atleast 60k.
 

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My dealer said it was a heat issue with these belts. If you're taking a long trip
especially in hot weather, you should change it.
If you're going to be just driving short trips around town, you could probably wait.
 

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I believe you have plenty of time and miles left on your timing belt.

I've been lucky with Timing Belts and I live in hot, hot TX.

My 1998 Sienna (sold late 2010) had timing belt and water pump replaced in 2010 at 89K miles.
The van was used for multiple long-distance road trips just before it was sold.

My 1999 Accord, currently at 85K miles, is still on its original TB.
It's used for in-town commute to work only.
I plan to replace the Accord's TB, waterpump at 90K miles or end of this year whichever comes first.
 

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I'm doing mine at 75,000 miles and 10 years.

Timing belt, 2 accessory belts, water pump, tensioner, tensioner pulley, idler pulley, oil dipstick gasket, camshaft seals, crankshaft seal, 180 F thermostat and coolant.

After this, I'll be good for another 10 years - fingers crossed.
 

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If your vehicle has lived in a place with mostly higher humidity most of its life. You'll likely be okay with a few more years of waiting. It's where its dry outside that causes the belts to dry out, crack, and snap. Though, you might want to get the radiator fluid changed out in the meantime.
 

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Why would humidity make any difference to a synthetic belt?
The place in the engine that the TB resides is hot and dry.
 

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Why would humidity make any difference to a synthetic belt?
The place in the engine that the TB resides is hot and dry.
heat and the humidity of the air don't go hand in hand. Dry heat, like what you find in death valley california actually bumps ahead the timing belt changes to 5-6 years. Where as high humidity like Florida everglades you'll be fine out to ten years. You can look around and you'll see the same reccomndations from online mechanics. Dc is humid most of the year so you should be fine.
 

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I have 2004 odyssey exl, and is now 7 years old. I have 47000 mileage on it. I called dealer, and he says as per honda guidelines I will need new timing belt, honda recommends 100k or 7 years.

my car drives great no issues in it, should I replace timing belt at 47k or wait atleast 60k.
We owned our '02 for nine years and ~75k miles. We didn't replace the timing belt. That being said, I would have likely done it by the 10 year mark.

When you do decide to replace, find a good indy mechanic.
 

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I would wait. I did mine at 100k miles and everything looked like new, and when was the last time you heard about one breaking? Like never basically!
 

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Did my 01 with the third tranny (130k). I figure it should be good till the 6th or 7th tranny. Sad I now base my maintenance schedule around replacement trannies.
 
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