My CR-V has almost 150,000 miles on it, and I have a good hunch that it might be on the original timing belt . I bought the car used at around 145,000 miles, unsure if it has been changed (no service records). I am going to open up the valve cover this weekend to visually inspect the belt, but unless it is really bad, there is no way to tell how old it is. This brings me to my second question. The local repair shops quote around $700 for a new belt, water pump, etc.., which is a pretty average price. I am looking to do the work myself, because I can get all the parts off of Amazon for around $150.
Any personal experience on changing the timing belt on the Gen 1 CR-V? Is it possible to do at home without any special/expensive tools, or is it better just to get it professionally done?
Edit: I realized this is not really the place for this kind of question, so I reposted here.