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Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Timing Belt or Timing Chain for 2013 Crosstour I4?

Can anyone confirm whether the 2013 Crosstour I4 (4 cylinder) uses timing chain or timing belt? Thank you.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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My understanding is that all K-series motors employ a timing chain like the F-series motors do. The part number information from the online catalogs calls it a timing chain, not belt.
(Part # 14401-R40-A01 CHAIN (176L) (DAIDO)).

I'll be ordering an I4 Crosstour service manual soon and will follow up on this when I have it in hand.

Oh, and the parts diagram clearly shows a timing chain tensioner as pat of the cam system.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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The 4cyl has a timing chain ,just be sure to change oil often because the chian can strech easily.I am a Honda master tech and have changed a few chains due to low oil levels.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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The K-series motor in my 2012 Honda Crosstour is a K24Y2. That's a timing chain motor series.

Compression: 10.0:1
Power: 192 HP @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 162 lbft @ 4400 rpm
Redline: 7100 rpm
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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just be sure to change oil ofte
By "often" do you mean more frequently than the oil life minder getting to 20-15% or is the oil life minder okay to rely upon?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Clean oil = cheap insurance
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Clean oil = cheap insurance
You don't have to sell me on that when it comes to my S2000. It' gets a new $10 oil filter, washer and 5 quarts of 5W-30 Castrol Syntec every 3,000 miles or after every day at the track regardless of how many miles are on the oil before I went to the track.

But that's a supercharged F22 motor that's reving 700 rpm above the factory 8,000 rpm redline and pumping out nearly 400 whp. The Crosstour ought to be a lot more liberal in my view.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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the 4 is a chain / the six is a belt my last 4 cyl in my element was a chain went 180k then traded never did anything but tires and brakes and replaced gaskets on exhaust love Honda i am now on my second 2012 crosstour v6 4wd wanted a 2013 but was offered such a good dealer on a v6 4wd with nav i bought it instead 28,212 plus 810 destination fee
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #9
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I always chage my oil at 50% on the minder.Thats as far as I would go.I see cars everyday with low oil levels and the oil life will be well above 30%.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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Anyone using synthetic in their ct?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #11
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My 2003 Accord is a 4cyl (First year for the the timing chain I believe) with 125,000 miles on it, car has been a Gem and trouble-free.

I change oil every 5,000-7,500 (No oil minder in 2003) and use the factory recommended grade of Mobil One. I have read many reports in the 7th generation Accord forum of 4 cyl with bad timing chains in about 100K mile, common cause seems to be lack of regular maintenance (regular oil changes) and using too heavy of an oil.

I have a V6 Crosstour in addition to the Accord now, guess I will be changing timing belts in 100K miles...
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Anyone using synthetic in their ct?
Took my CT to the dealer for the first oil change... and much to my surpirse they put in synthetic at 3k.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:13 PM   #13
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I'll be ordering an I4 Crosstour service manual soon and will follow up on this when I have it in hand.
Where do you get those?
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:07 AM   #14
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Where do you get those?
Owner Manuals are available for download here:

http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/inf...sstour/manuals

(You may need to change to correct selection for your Year and model)

I have not found an actual "Service Manual" for the Crosstour, are these Not Available???
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:27 AM   #15
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I have not found an actual "Service Manual" for the Crosstour, are these Not Available???
Yes, there is a Service Manual. However, it only covers MY2010-2012. It also comes in two versions, V6 and I4. I bought both since I have an I4 but wanted to be safe if I wanted to upgrade to a V6. I doubt that I'll upgrade. The I4 is more than adequate for me. If I want to drive aggressively, I've got a 386 whp supercharged S2000 sitting in the garage.

Thereafter, Helms was not allowed to publish a service manual. They are only available at the dealer and only in an electronic format. I'm told that the format is unique to Honda and not transferable to my laptop. I have not verified that last suggestion.

I find them to be very helpful.

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