Timing belt tension on 213

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Timing belt tension on 213

#1 Post by Essdeethree » Thu May 28, 2020 7:18 am

Hi everybody, I got my 1988 213S last week. I have a very simple question. I've removed the top cover from the timing belt and the belt looks very good, but it is a bit slack. Do I retension it simply by removing the bung from the lower cover and loosening and retightening the tensioner bolt, or is there more to it? My workshop manual is in the post! Thanks.

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Re: Timing belt tension on 213

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Thu May 28, 2020 9:57 am

If you are happy and know the age of your belt then this is an option. If it was me, I’d want to know how/why it started to go slack. I’d probably just replace the belt and retention just for peace of mind.
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Re: Timing belt tension on 213

#3 Post by Essdeethree » Fri May 29, 2020 6:53 am

The belt is looking very good. I will replace it soon, however. Meanwhile I have retensioned it, having found the Honda Civic '84-'87 official manual online. Thanks.

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