Changing timing belt - change seals and gaskets too?
August 12, 2011 2:15 PM Subscribe
When changing the timing belt on a 2000 Acura Integra, is it important to change the seals and gaskets at the same time?
posted by faustessa to travel & transportation (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm getting quotes on getting the timing belt replaced on my 2000 Acura Integra (LS if that makes a difference). Shops are quoting me different prices based on whether I get the seals and gaskets replaced at the same time. It looks like about a $250-$300 difference, and I'm not sure what this even means, let alone whether it's worth this difference.
One shop explained that "where the camshaft and the crankshaft connect - those are the seals that are replaced" and that doesn't mean too much to me.
Bonus question: the car has about 99,000 miles on it, and is late for the 90,000 mile service, but a little early for the 105,000 mile service - should I try to combine these services into one larger service, or just do the 90K service now and do the 105K service 15K miles later?
And one more: I need four tires too (expensive day!) - is it important to get alignment done at this time?
Thanks in advance for your excellent advice!