Can't go wrong with Gatorback. I've got one too.
I am the OP. haha. It feels alot different having the Gatorback. I park my car in a parking garage at school. When I remote start the car, I can no longer hear it until I am about 1.5 rows away.well...there wasnt any interesting pictures to take, lol. its just a gatorback belt where my oem one used to be, just like the OP.
my idle wasnt as bad as the OP, but its noticeably better now.
gonna do spark plugs next!
I replaced mine when it started squeking. Plus the car was 5.5 years at the time. I kept the old one in my trunk just in case I need one when I am out somewhere far from civilization.Very cool. What's the suggestion for when you should do this as far as miles are concerned or is this just something to keep an eye on?
I got Bando belt for about CAN$30. If I remember correctly, I was quoted for CAN$ 80 for belt and about CAN$ 110 for labor at Honda dealer. I think it took me only 10-15 minutes and saves $$$.:banana:Replace it. It's not terribly expensive and if I remember correctly your car has a bad history, might as well start treating it right as the new owner.
I say stick with an OEM belt, I was looking into replacing this for my car as well.
You car and mine seem to share the same belt.
#11 on the diagram costs about $30 + shipping.
Just go ahead, it does not cost much to replace. I replaced mines under 60k.I dont get any squeals during normal driving, but recently right after I turn the engine off, there is a slight squeal that lasts for about 1sec. Could the drive belt be the culprit? The indicator does say that it needs replacing. It's got just under 60K on the clock right now.
im assuming its because the belt looses tension over time. if it was a really tight belt i assume it would slow down the engine, thats how i think of it as.As far as I can tell the drive belt doesn't have anything to do with the car driving smooth. All it does is power accessories (a/c, power steering, alternator).
Can someone tell me how this would affect idle speed?