Honda Tech Tip: Possible Modification To Front Timing Cover – UnderhoodService

Honda Tech Tip: Possible Modification To Front Timing Cover

Particular V6 applications described in Honda Bulletin 08-082 may require a small modification to the front timing cover during replacement of the accessory drive belt tensioner. The OE now provides an updated tensioner assembly which may cause interference with the front timing cover of some applications. Gates also offers the same updated design as the OEs.

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Models: 2003-2007 Ridgeline, Odyssey, Pilot, Accord

Particular V6 applications described in Honda Bulletin 08-082 may require a small modification to the front timing cover during replacement of the accessory drive belt tensioner (Gates part number 38332 ). The OE now provides an updated tensioner assembly which may cause interference with the front timing cover of some applications. Gates also offers the same updated design as the OEs. The small task is to remove approximately 3 mm of plastic material from the front cover, allowing proper clearance (Figure 1).

Note: Improper installation may result in a damaged front timing belt cover and improper accessory belt tracking, eventually leading to belt failure!

Courtesy of Gates

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