I need to change the timing belt, water pump and tensioner on a 2003 Honda civic lx. Im looking online and figured that buying a full kit is better than buying parts individually. I know the labor is going to be a nightmare, but I figure that with quality parts-the more time in between replacement. Anyway the thing is, im torn between the gates vs continental kits. the Continental kit comes with parts and seals and is guaranteed for 90,000 miles and is $180 . The gates kit comes with parts without seals and is $123.
I doubt that there would be a significant difference in performance, although i do wonder what makes the continental kit good for 90, 000 vs the standard 60, 000? Im not worried about price….im just trying to avoid the pain of replacing all that shit again should something fail.
Because fuck front wheel drive.