2000 Honda S2000 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 55,000 miles
It has been recommended to me by someone in the auto parts business that I change the timing belt on my S2000 before it hits 60,000 as they have a tendancy to blow out then you have a REALLY big problem. However, my mechanic begs to differ. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Personally, I recommend my customers to replace their timing belt ever 60,000miles. However, I live in Canada where the climate is much more harsh than in the states. Refer to your owners manual, read both severe duty maintenance and normal maintenance. Follow whichever one you fit underneath.
Personally, if it was my car, I would do the timing belt every 60-70,000miles. I believe those are interference motors meaning if the belt snaps your valves might hit your pistons.
August, 17, 2009 AT 12:09 PM
The S2000 has a timing chain(not a belt like older hondas), it does not need to be replaced, just inspected and possibly oiled up.