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Hey, I just aquired a 1999 CRV with 80K miles on it.. I do a lot of stuff of my own, but i feel that a Honda Dealer would be a better fit for this type of work.

Looking to see what you all recommend the cost should be for Honda Dealer:
-Valve Adjustment and seal replacement. (head gasket and plug gaskets)
-Timing belt and tensioner pulley.
-Water pump. (if needed; anyone thing i should do this while theyre down there?)
-Any other recommendations?

Ive already recently done: (myself)
-spark plugs.
-trans fluid drain refill x2 (got two more left)
-oil + filter change etc.
-air filter + cabin air.
-New Muffler.
-etc...

What should this job run me?
-Also, anybody in the Buffalo, NY area with a recommended dealership to go to? Looks like the previous owner always went to Lia Honda, but my brother in law said not to trust them? ;)
 

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For cars off-warranty, you should go to a local independent Honda specialist. You will save a lot of money over the dealer...and a specialist would know and use what your V requires (eg, special fluids like ATF, power steering, rear diff).

In addition to the items you mention, I'd add to check/replace the PVC valve, and replace the other engine drive belts since they have to come off to do the TB anyway.
 

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Thanks for the response. And I did actually replace the pressure control valve ����;-)
That's a good idea on replacing the other drive belts. I didnt know that they all needed to come off to get to the timing belt.
Is there really that big of a difference in cost of labor for an independant vs a dealer?

BTW, How would you go about finding a decent independent Honda tech in my area?

Akron, NY near buffalo.
 

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PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCV_valve

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Regards how to find a specialist, you could look in a Yellow Pages type service directory or do an Internet search for a shop near you. Or, other owners could give you a referral. Is there a local S2000 enthusiast club in the area?

Visit the shop, look for genuine Honda fluids on the shelves, and lots of Hondas in the shop's parking lot.

Regards costs: A dealer quoted 50% more to change a wheel bearing and 40% more for a timing belt on our former Acura V6. You be the judge.
 
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