Summer is coming, and I finally have my free time to do the time belt work
. I did a research through and web and found that when people replace the time belt they also replace some seals along the way.
The seal replacement work is usually listed as an optional and I am posting here to seek for advice.
Here is my car's condition:
Honda accord, 98, ex, 4 cylinder, with 120k.
It will be my first time to do the time belt work, so I want to keep it simple. People say that if the seals are not leaking, you can leave them here. I don't know how hard to replace the seal, because it seems to me that the seals have to be pulled in perfectly. Otherwise, it leaks. Here are my questions:
1. How to identify if a sealer is leaking? Because if it leaks, I will certainly replace them.
2. If it does not leak, should I replace them(consider the year of my car)? How difficult it is? Should I buy special seal installers? I am afraid that I might screw it up and make my car leaking.
3. How many seals should I replace( or check) if I want replace them
Thanks a lot,