1998 Honda Civic Q&A
1998 Honda Civic Question: timing belt replacement/water pump/thermostat
There is no way to be sure without seeing service records and receipts. If the owner doesn't have records perhaps they had all their work done in one or two repair shops you could contact those repair shops and see if they can help provide records. If in doubt you have to replace them and keep better records yourself. - patrick mannion
One of the main causes of water pump failure is not performing a cooling system flush on a regular time frame. I do not mean a open the pet cock on the radiator, but a power flush of the cooling system. If you have coolant that is bad you will have premature water pump failure. The interval for changing the timing belt is 105,000 miles under normal conditions, 60,000 under severe conditions. I am not sure what you mean by "68,000k" I am assuming you mean 68,000 miles. If you do a cooling system power flush I believe your water pump is fine. Even if the timing belt breaks it is NOT AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE. In my opinion I believe you will be fine. Unless you have money to spend. - backyard tech
How often is it necessary to cange the timing belt & water pump. My car is a `99 Honda Civic with a little over 108,000 miles on it. They've each been changed with the last 5 or 6 years
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