I have a 2008 4 cyl, 4 door Accord EX. I looked online to figure out if it I have a timing belt or timing chain and it seems like there is conflicting reports as to whether it's a belt, chain, or hybrid belt-chain.
I have 85k miles and would like to change it if it's a belt.
Chains are generally more robust compared to belts . The most belts last is like 60-100K (I am not so sure if thats a real safe 100k or just to make the 100k mark) .
Rattmann your issue was not the chain, but a domino affect from bad VTC>tensioner issue .
Chains can and for most part last a lot more than 100K , after that point if wear happens they get noisy and then will need replacing . I am pretty sure chain stretching will cause check engine with Honda . This is in check by the cam and crank sensor checks .
Both chain and belt have there plus and minus area's but chains have good lifetime in general on most engines . Thats why a lot of manufactures and engines have moved to chains over the yrs .