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Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump
Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump
Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump

Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump

Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump
Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump
Aisin TKH-002 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump
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Features

  • Original equipment matched idler and tensioner bearings
  • Original equipment matched timing belt supplied by Mitsuboshi
  • Engine specific water pressure is achieved without excessive load to engine
  • Aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reduction
  • Improved strength in body design and carbon ceramic mechanical seals assures leak prevention

Description

Aisin takes pride in being the number one water pump supplier to Japanese automobile manufactures. Utilizing the experience and knowledge gained throughout the years of co-operation directly with automotive manufacturers, Aisin is able to employ a technological advantage in manufacturing and supplying of the best in quality and the most durable of products. With this momentum, Aisin is increasing the development, manufacturing and supply for European and American automobile manufacturers. Aisin water pumps provide optimal cooling without creating excess load to the engine, and the advanced aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reductions without sacrificing cooling performance. The highest quality materials are used, creating stronger body design and resistance to corrosion. Advanced technological design produces smooth coolant flow channels, efficient rotors, ball bearings, and carbon ceramic mechanical sealing for optimum cooling performance and longevity. Aisin is a leader in the development and production of high-quality original equipment matched components and systems for the automotive industry.


Manufacturer Aisin


Brand AISIN


Model TKH-002


Item Weight 4.2 pounds


Item model number TKH-002


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Manufacturer Part Number TKH-002


ASIN B008EEYTRE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 711 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #10,487 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive) #2 in Automotive Replacement Timing Belt Kits


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


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Date First Available October 28, 2010


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Features

  • Original equipment matched idler and tensioner bearings
  • Original equipment matched timing belt supplied by Mitsuboshi
  • Engine specific water pressure is achieved without excessive load to engine
  • Aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reduction
  • Improved strength in body design and carbon ceramic mechanical seals assures leak prevention

Description

Aisin takes pride in being the number one water pump supplier to Japanese automobile manufactures. Utilizing the experience and knowledge gained throughout the years of co-operation directly with automotive manufacturers, Aisin is able to employ a technological advantage in manufacturing and supplying of the best in quality and the most durable of products. With this momentum, Aisin is increasing the development, manufacturing and supply for European and American automobile manufacturers. Aisin water pumps provide optimal cooling without creating excess load to the engine, and the advanced aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reductions without sacrificing cooling performance. The highest quality materials are used, creating stronger body design and resistance to corrosion. Advanced technological design produces smooth coolant flow channels, efficient rotors, ball bearings, and carbon ceramic mechanical sealing for optimum cooling performance and longevity. Aisin is a leader in the development and production of high-quality original equipment matched components and systems for the automotive industry.


Manufacturer Aisin


Brand AISIN


Model TKH-002


Item Weight 4.2 pounds


Item model number TKH-002


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Manufacturer Part Number TKH-002


ASIN B008EEYTRE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 711 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #10,487 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive) #2 in Automotive Replacement Timing Belt Kits


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Date First Available October 28, 2010


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Original equipment matched idler and tensioner bearings
  • Original equipment matched timing belt supplied by Mitsuboshi
  • Engine specific water pressure is achieved without excessive load to engine
  • Aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reduction
  • Improved strength in body design and carbon ceramic mechanical seals assures leak prevention

Description

Aisin takes pride in being the number one water pump supplier to Japanese automobile manufactures. Utilizing the experience and knowledge gained throughout the years of co-operation directly with automotive manufacturers, Aisin is able to employ a technological advantage in manufacturing and supplying of the best in quality and the most durable of products. With this momentum, Aisin is increasing the development, manufacturing and supply for European and American automobile manufacturers. Aisin water pumps provide optimal cooling without creating excess load to the engine, and the advanced aluminum die-cast technology allows for size and weight reductions without sacrificing cooling performance. The highest quality materials are used, creating stronger body design and resistance to corrosion. Advanced technological design produces smooth coolant flow channels, efficient rotors, ball bearings, and carbon ceramic mechanical sealing for optimum cooling performance and longevity. Aisin is a leader in the development and production of high-quality original equipment matched components and systems for the automotive industry.


Manufacturer Aisin


Brand AISIN


Model TKH-002


Item Weight 4.2 pounds


Item model number TKH-002


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Manufacturer Part Number TKH-002


ASIN B008EEYTRE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 711 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #10,487 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive) #2 in Automotive Replacement Timing Belt Kits


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Date First Available October 28, 2010


abunda_amazon_reviews Great kit, with one exception. It does not include the sleeve for the tensioner. You need to reuse your old one. I wish the instructions had been clearer about this because I ended up having to reinstall the belt several times before I finally figured it out (went back to look at the old part and the sleeve fell out). I would mostly consider this user error, but still thought I'd share it so that the next DIY-er doesn't suffer the same frustration.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great kit, with one exception;;Jeff C;;;This is the best timing belt kit you can buy with all original OEM parts with the same brands used on the manufacturing line. I've used a number of them and they go in perfect. As the 3rd gen TLs and Accords (2004-2008) come with an interference fit engine, it's a $4K - $6K plus mistake if you get sub standard parts, something breaks, and you total the engine. Timing belt time in the Accord and TL is 7 years or 105k miles whichever comes first and it's called the 105k service. The 105K service is supposed to include: 1 - Timing Belt Kit w Water Pump, this is the only one I 've ever found with the OEM level water pump including the Oring tabs (see video) (this product) 1 - Drive Belt Goodyear 4060840 Gatorback Poly-V Belts 1 - Thermostat, I got a fail safe that locks open if it breaks so I don't have any chance of overheating the aluminum block Motorad 7302-170 Failsafe Thermostat 1 - Thermostat gasket Fel-Pro 35162 Thermostat O Ring 2 - Honda Type 2 Gallon Coolant, flush not neccessary Genuine Honda Parts OL999-9011 Blue Type 2 Coolant - 1 Gallon Bottle 3 - Honda DW1 ATF Fluid Quart Genuine Honda Fluid 08200-9008 ATF-DW1 Automatic Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart 6 - NGK 6994 Iridium Spark Plug, Factory OEM NGK (6994) Laser Iridium Spark Plug 1 - Engine air filter Fram CA9600 Extra Guard Rigid Panel Air Filter 1 - Cabin Air Filter, I got an activated Carbon and Baking Soda Filter and it really makes a difference FRAM CF10134 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter There is an incredible walkthrough at Acurazine.com in the TL section, google "acurazine.com 784622" and you get an article named "A122: DIY 105k service" with complete walkthrough and all photos.... it's an incredible piece of work, major thank you to the guy who did it. He used a Gates kit, which saves about $60, but I prefer the fully OEM Aisin kit here as the Gates kit has a reported 11% water pump failure rate (!!!!) which is a huge number considering how hard it is to get to. Also, the Aisin pump has the oring retention tabs I mention in the video which is a huge convenience / peace of mind thing. There is definitely no better kit than this one that I have ever seen or heard of. note: This is NOT an easy job, you can slip a little and break the throttle position sensor, slip in another place and get the belt off position by one tooth, slip on the water pump and end up with a leak... it's in a tight spot and you have to suspend the car on stands... you have to get a couple special tools.... I know a guy who was trying to do it on ramps and dropped the car on himself with nobody there and ended up waiting for 2 hours until I showed up... he is a particularly big and tough MF so he survived it with one cracked rib which was amazing If you aren't sure you can do it, buy the kit and pay a local foreign car specialist to do it... most will do it for $300-400... and not just some guy who does it on the side because if he screws it up, a new engine will be at least 3000 done right and he won't help you out.... get a shop that stands behind their work for the extra $100.... you are still out a couple hundred dollars ahead of the dealer and you are sure the honda or acura dealer didn't skimp on the parts and believe me, they do that all the time... some of them will charge you for the water pump and not bother to change it as they rarely fail and the odds are that you will get outside of the warranty period without it happening and they pocket about $200 extra parts and labor.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;definitely the best quality kit;;primeguy;;;So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. First impression was wow!!! I was impressed by the packing and fast shipping. 10k later I heard the idler making noises. Upon inspection, I found out that the bolt from the idler pulley broke! I know I torque every nut and bolt to specs. Further research, I found out that its very common for the bolt to break and Honda reccomend that the bolt is to be replaced when replacing the idler pulley. They said that their master kits come with the newly desgined bolt. Now I'm 1k short because honda have to drop the motor to remove the broken bolt. This is not a complete kit!;;Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. ...;;Ctv;;;This is widely regarded as the best complete timing belt service kit for the Honda 3.5L V-6. Depending on your current maintenance intervals, you may want to consider replacing some other nearby or associated parts while you're getting down and dirty in that area. I chose to also replace the serpentine belt and tensioner as well as a complete coolant drain and fill. I noticed that the new Aisin waterpump had some small burrs on the flange. They weren't on the mating surface side that would touch the block, but I filed them smooth with some 220 sandpaper. There's some useful DIY tips and videos out there, so search and you will find what you need to do this job. I would recommend the South Main Auto YouTube channel.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Aisin for my Asian V-6;;ememen;;;1000 miles in on my timing belt install on my 2007 Acura TL Type S and this kit has been perfect. A few things I bought to make the job easier: Inch pound torque wrench (tekton) Standard torque wrench (tekton) Lisle crank pulley socket Get access to an air gun LONG metric closed end wrenches (gear wrench) LONG 3/8” ratchet (14”+) High tooth count smaller ratchets. (Lowe’s sells 90 tooth count that are nice). High tooth count helps in those small places to get those timing belt cover bolts started. A friend to hold the bolt underneath while you screw the bolt in from the top. Wobble extensions are nice to have (tekton) OEM thermostat Replace top and bottom hoses (oem are prebent and not that much more expensive) Honda coolant Good lighting A mirror on a stick. This really helped with some bolts About 12 hours of your time if it’s your first time. This is a time consuming job and you don’t want to mess it up. Acura TL service manual helped us a lot too.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Nice!;;CarNate69;;;Kit seems like it is decent quality. The water pump and hydraulic tensioner are lesser quality than the parts that came from the factory. The factory water pump has a machined boss for the tensioner pully mount, so that it is true to the timing belt. The pump in this kit has a cast boss that has not been machined. Seems to work at least initially. The hydraulic tensioner weighs about 1/2 of the factory one, indicating it is made of thinner materials. Just put the kit in this weekend so we will see how it holds up. 108,000 on the factory parts and they still all seemed in great shape to me. No leaks, bearings have no slop, and belt looks great. Could have gone allot longer on factory parts in my estimation. No salt on the roads where I live so stuff tends to last a long time.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;OK Quality, but not factory level on all parts;;123456789

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff C - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Great kit, with one exception
Great kit, with one exception. It does not include the sleeve for the tensioner. You need to reuse your old one. I wish the instructions had been clearer about this because I ended up having to reinstall the belt several times before I finally figured it out (went back to look at the old part and the sleeve fell out). I would mostly consider this user error, but still thought I'd share it so that the next DIY-er doesn't suffer the same frustration.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By primeguy - Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014
definitely the best quality kit
This is the best timing belt kit you can buy with all original OEM parts with the same brands used on the manufacturing line. I've used a number of them and they go in perfect. As the 3rd gen TLs and Accords (2004-2008) come with an interference fit engine, it's a $4K - $6K plus mistake if you get sub standard parts, something breaks, and you total the engine. Timing belt time in the Accord and TL is 7 years or 105k miles whichever comes first and it's called the 105k service. The 105K service is supposed to include: 1 - Timing Belt Kit w Water Pump, this is the only one I 've ever found with the OEM level water pump including the Oring tabs (see video) (this product) 1 - Drive Belt Goodyear 4060840 Gatorback Poly-V Belts 1 - Thermostat, I got a fail safe that locks open if it breaks so I don't have any chance of overheating the aluminum block Motorad 7302-170 Failsafe Thermostat 1 - Thermostat gasket Fel-Pro 35162 Thermostat O Ring 2 - Honda Type 2 Gallon Coolant, flush not neccessary Genuine Honda Parts OL999-9011 Blue Type 2 Coolant - 1 Gallon Bottle 3 - Honda DW1 ATF Fluid Quart Genuine Honda Fluid 08200-9008 ATF-DW1 Automatic Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart 6 - NGK 6994 Iridium Spark Plug, Factory OEM NGK (6994) Laser Iridium Spark Plug 1 - Engine air filter Fram CA9600 Extra Guard Rigid Panel Air Filter 1 - Cabin Air Filter, I got an activated Carbon and Baking Soda Filter and it really makes a difference FRAM CF10134 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter There is an incredible walkthrough at Acurazine.com in the TL section, google "acurazine.com 784622" and you get an article named "A122: DIY 105k service" with complete walkthrough and all photos.... it's an incredible piece of work, major thank you to the guy who did it. He used a Gates kit, which saves about $60, but I prefer the fully OEM Aisin kit here as the Gates kit has a reported 11% water pump failure rate (!!!!) which is a huge number considering how hard it is to get to. Also, the Aisin pump has the oring retention tabs I mention in the video which is a huge convenience / peace of mind thing. There is definitely no better kit than this one that I have ever seen or heard of. note: This is NOT an easy job, you can slip a little and break the throttle position sensor, slip in another place and get the belt off position by one tooth, slip on the water pump and end up with a leak... it's in a tight spot and you have to suspend the car on stands... you have to get a couple special tools.... I know a guy who was trying to do it on ramps and dropped the car on himself with nobody there and ended up waiting for 2 hours until I showed up... he is a particularly big and tough MF so he survived it with one cracked rib which was amazing If you aren't sure you can do it, buy the kit and pay a local foreign car specialist to do it... most will do it for $300-400... and not just some guy who does it on the side because if he screws it up, a new engine will be at least 3000 done right and he won't help you out.... get a shop that stands behind their work for the extra $100.... you are still out a couple hundred dollars ahead of the dealer and you are sure the honda or acura dealer didn't skimp on the parts and believe me, they do that all the time... some of them will charge you for the water pump and not bother to change it as they rarely fail and the odds are that you will get outside of the warranty period without it happening and they pocket about $200 extra parts and labor.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Ctv - Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. ...
So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. First impression was wow!!! I was impressed by the packing and fast shipping. 10k later I heard the idler making noises. Upon inspection, I found out that the bolt from the idler pulley broke! I know I torque every nut and bolt to specs. Further research, I found out that its very common for the bolt to break and Honda reccomend that the bolt is to be replaced when replacing the idler pulley. They said that their master kits come with the newly desgined bolt. Now I'm 1k short because honda have to drop the motor to remove the broken bolt. This is not a complete kit!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By ememen - Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
Aisin for my Asian V-6
This is widely regarded as the best complete timing belt service kit for the Honda 3.5L V-6. Depending on your current maintenance intervals, you may want to consider replacing some other nearby or associated parts while you're getting down and dirty in that area. I chose to also replace the serpentine belt and tensioner as well as a complete coolant drain and fill. I noticed that the new Aisin waterpump had some small burrs on the flange. They weren't on the mating surface side that would touch the block, but I filed them smooth with some 220 sandpaper. There's some useful DIY tips and videos out there, so search and you will find what you need to do this job. I would recommend the South Main Auto YouTube channel.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CarNate69 - Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018
Nice!
1000 miles in on my timing belt install on my 2007 Acura TL Type S and this kit has been perfect. A few things I bought to make the job easier: Inch pound torque wrench (tekton) Standard torque wrench (tekton) Lisle crank pulley socket Get access to an air gun LONG metric closed end wrenches (gear wrench) LONG 3/8” ratchet (14”+) High tooth count smaller ratchets. (Lowe’s sells 90 tooth count that are nice). High tooth count helps in those small places to get those timing belt cover bolts started. A friend to hold the bolt underneath while you screw the bolt in from the top. Wobble extensions are nice to have (tekton) OEM thermostat Replace top and bottom hoses (oem are prebent and not that much more expensive) Honda coolant Good lighting A mirror on a stick. This really helped with some bolts About 12 hours of your time if it’s your first time. This is a time consuming job and you don’t want to mess it up. Acura TL service manual helped us a lot too.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By 123456789 - Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017
OK Quality, but not factory level on all parts
Kit seems like it is decent quality. The water pump and hydraulic tensioner are lesser quality than the parts that came from the factory. The factory water pump has a machined boss for the tensioner pully mount, so that it is true to the timing belt. The pump in this kit has a cast boss that has not been machined. Seems to work at least initially. The hydraulic tensioner weighs about 1/2 of the factory one, indicating it is made of thinner materials. Just put the kit in this weekend so we will see how it holds up. 108,000 on the factory parts and they still all seemed in great shape to me. No leaks, bearings have no slop, and belt looks great. Could have gone allot longer on factory parts in my estimation. No salt on the roads where I live so stuff tends to last a long time.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff C - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
Great kit, with one exception
Great kit, with one exception. It does not include the sleeve for the tensioner. You need to reuse your old one. I wish the instructions had been clearer about this because I ended up having to reinstall the belt several times before I finally figured it out (went back to look at the old part and the sleeve fell out). I would mostly consider this user error, but still thought I'd share it so that the next DIY-er doesn't suffer the same frustration.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By primeguy - Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014
definitely the best quality kit
This is the best timing belt kit you can buy with all original OEM parts with the same brands used on the manufacturing line. I've used a number of them and they go in perfect. As the 3rd gen TLs and Accords (2004-2008) come with an interference fit engine, it's a $4K - $6K plus mistake if you get sub standard parts, something breaks, and you total the engine. Timing belt time in the Accord and TL is 7 years or 105k miles whichever comes first and it's called the 105k service. The 105K service is supposed to include: 1 - Timing Belt Kit w Water Pump, this is the only one I 've ever found with the OEM level water pump including the Oring tabs (see video) (this product) 1 - Drive Belt Goodyear 4060840 Gatorback Poly-V Belts 1 - Thermostat, I got a fail safe that locks open if it breaks so I don't have any chance of overheating the aluminum block Motorad 7302-170 Failsafe Thermostat 1 - Thermostat gasket Fel-Pro 35162 Thermostat O Ring 2 - Honda Type 2 Gallon Coolant, flush not neccessary Genuine Honda Parts OL999-9011 Blue Type 2 Coolant - 1 Gallon Bottle 3 - Honda DW1 ATF Fluid Quart Genuine Honda Fluid 08200-9008 ATF-DW1 Automatic Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart 6 - NGK 6994 Iridium Spark Plug, Factory OEM NGK (6994) Laser Iridium Spark Plug 1 - Engine air filter Fram CA9600 Extra Guard Rigid Panel Air Filter 1 - Cabin Air Filter, I got an activated Carbon and Baking Soda Filter and it really makes a difference FRAM CF10134 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter There is an incredible walkthrough at Acurazine.com in the TL section, google "acurazine.com 784622" and you get an article named "A122: DIY 105k service" with complete walkthrough and all photos.... it's an incredible piece of work, major thank you to the guy who did it. He used a Gates kit, which saves about $60, but I prefer the fully OEM Aisin kit here as the Gates kit has a reported 11% water pump failure rate (!!!!) which is a huge number considering how hard it is to get to. Also, the Aisin pump has the oring retention tabs I mention in the video which is a huge convenience / peace of mind thing. There is definitely no better kit than this one that I have ever seen or heard of. note: This is NOT an easy job, you can slip a little and break the throttle position sensor, slip in another place and get the belt off position by one tooth, slip on the water pump and end up with a leak... it's in a tight spot and you have to suspend the car on stands... you have to get a couple special tools.... I know a guy who was trying to do it on ramps and dropped the car on himself with nobody there and ended up waiting for 2 hours until I showed up... he is a particularly big and tough MF so he survived it with one cracked rib which was amazing If you aren't sure you can do it, buy the kit and pay a local foreign car specialist to do it... most will do it for $300-400... and not just some guy who does it on the side because if he screws it up, a new engine will be at least 3000 done right and he won't help you out.... get a shop that stands behind their work for the extra $100.... you are still out a couple hundred dollars ahead of the dealer and you are sure the honda or acura dealer didn't skimp on the parts and believe me, they do that all the time... some of them will charge you for the water pump and not bother to change it as they rarely fail and the odds are that you will get outside of the warranty period without it happening and they pocket about $200 extra parts and labor.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Ctv - Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. ...
So I waited awhile to give an accurate review. First impression was wow!!! I was impressed by the packing and fast shipping. 10k later I heard the idler making noises. Upon inspection, I found out that the bolt from the idler pulley broke! I know I torque every nut and bolt to specs. Further research, I found out that its very common for the bolt to break and Honda reccomend that the bolt is to be replaced when replacing the idler pulley. They said that their master kits come with the newly desgined bolt. Now I'm 1k short because honda have to drop the motor to remove the broken bolt. This is not a complete kit!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By ememen - Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
Aisin for my Asian V-6
This is widely regarded as the best complete timing belt service kit for the Honda 3.5L V-6. Depending on your current maintenance intervals, you may want to consider replacing some other nearby or associated parts while you're getting down and dirty in that area. I chose to also replace the serpentine belt and tensioner as well as a complete coolant drain and fill. I noticed that the new Aisin waterpump had some small burrs on the flange. They weren't on the mating surface side that would touch the block, but I filed them smooth with some 220 sandpaper. There's some useful DIY tips and videos out there, so search and you will find what you need to do this job. I would recommend the South Main Auto YouTube channel.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CarNate69 - Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018
Nice!
1000 miles in on my timing belt install on my 2007 Acura TL Type S and this kit has been perfect. A few things I bought to make the job easier: Inch pound torque wrench (tekton) Standard torque wrench (tekton) Lisle crank pulley socket Get access to an air gun LONG metric closed end wrenches (gear wrench) LONG 3/8” ratchet (14”+) High tooth count smaller ratchets. (Lowe’s sells 90 tooth count that are nice). High tooth count helps in those small places to get those timing belt cover bolts started. A friend to hold the bolt underneath while you screw the bolt in from the top. Wobble extensions are nice to have (tekton) OEM thermostat Replace top and bottom hoses (oem are prebent and not that much more expensive) Honda coolant Good lighting A mirror on a stick. This really helped with some bolts About 12 hours of your time if it’s your first time. This is a time consuming job and you don’t want to mess it up. Acura TL service manual helped us a lot too.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By 123456789 - Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017
OK Quality, but not factory level on all parts
Kit seems like it is decent quality. The water pump and hydraulic tensioner are lesser quality than the parts that came from the factory. The factory water pump has a machined boss for the tensioner pully mount, so that it is true to the timing belt. The pump in this kit has a cast boss that has not been machined. Seems to work at least initially. The hydraulic tensioner weighs about 1/2 of the factory one, indicating it is made of thinner materials. Just put the kit in this weekend so we will see how it holds up. 108,000 on the factory parts and they still all seemed in great shape to me. No leaks, bearings have no slop, and belt looks great. Could have gone allot longer on factory parts in my estimation. No salt on the roads where I live so stuff tends to last a long time.