My 1999 CRV has 162,000 miles on it. While driving it two weeks ago the timing belt went. I had a recomended mechanic replace the belt (and water pump). now he tells me the #4 cylinder is losing compression. We were aware it is an "interferance" engine, and that this may have happened, but we were hoping for the best. The valve job, by 3 diferent quotes, will be around $1000. I was talking to the maintenece tec at the dealership when I brought my newer Accord in yesterday, and he said in his experience when you get the head worked on in a Honda and "tightened up" the head it causes the seals to go in the rest of the engine, and you end up replacing the whole engine. The mechanics that I know and trust are all general mechanics who work on what ever comes in, they can't speak to what the dealership guy said. Does any one have any experience with this problem? I can barely afford the $1500 it will cost me to do the belt and now the valve job. is the risk really that high of the rest of the seals going or was that just one mechanics fluke experience? That being said. Does anyone know a good place in the southeast I can sell it for parts if it comes down to it?