Would VTEC even be a benefit for an SUV like the Crosstour?
Not sure but I hope so.Does the CT engine (271-hp, 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC V-6) use a timing chain? One of the sales people I spoke to when I was haggling a price for my car mentioned something about it but I've not been able to find much info on the Internet.
Online all I could come up with said the 4 cyl (k-series) uses a chain and the 6 cyl (j-series) uses a belt I'd still like to verify from someone firsthand for grins.
Here's a good read on belts vs. chains:
My dealer suggests the water pump also since it's so much handier to do while changing the belt. To do the pump by itself would be very expensive.It's a belt, Maintenance Minder Symbol 4 see page 331 in the OM. If my CT should ever get to that point (100,000km) I would request a new water pump as well.