Honda F and H engine series Timing Belt replace
The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, and I do not take any responsibility
for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at
your own risk!
Do this DIY at your own risk. Get your valve timing wrong, pistons will bend the valves, you could cost your self thousands of dollars in damage to your engine.
This DIY is aimed at the more confident experienced back yarder. not newbieís.
Aim: Change Timing and Balance belt
- 10mm spanner
- 14mm spanner
- 12mm spanner
- 10,12,14,17,19 mm socket 17mm deep socket is good to have
- 1/2" drive breaker bar
- timing light
- big screw driver
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Due to the complexity of doing a timing belt, I have made a video, if your doubtful, donít bother trying to change your timing belt your self. get a pro to do it.
If your confident, and are unsure on what needs to be done then watch this video and get some ideas.
The video is of a F22B type engine which has a balance belt.
DOHC and SOHC and non balance shaft motors are all the same concept, even quad cam, just harder to do.
As you will see in the video, you need to get access to the front of the engine if the engine is in the car, this means undoing and removing the alternator belt, aircon belt and power steering belt.
Undo the top front engine mount, supporting your engine with a Jack.
Then follow the video.
donít get your valve timing wrong. look at your timing marks with your old belt on. Make a good note of how it should be. Fit your new belts with the same markings.
do not force your engine to rotate, you could bend stuff, with the spark plugs out, your engine should rotate freely, no sudden compression fights.
after you have replaced the belt(s). and have put it all back together,
when your ready to start it. ( make sure you donít have a socket on crankshaft bolt.) start it up, make sure it sounds right.
turn it off.
fit the SCS connector to bridge your ecu putting it in self diag mode ( where it tells you the fault codes ). Engine light should come on the dash when you start the engine. Allow the thermo fans to come on at least twice. then set your ignition timing as per the specs.
Remove the SCS connector and road test.
During the road test make sure the engine has power and does not lack any power during acceleration.
also make sure it does not ping.
if its gutless and does not drive like it did before, you F@%ked UP. You will have to strip it all down and reset the valve timing.
thatís pretty much it
please let me know if you have any questions.
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Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, I do Not† take any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!