Creating a visual break, in the hopes of mildly resetting the conversation since it seems to drift a little otherwise.
I am planning to order Aisin TKH-006 Engine Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump from amazon which is the same price after shipping as it is from Rock Auto. Says "AISIN TKH006 INCLUDES WATER PUMP; AISIN Water Pump, KOYO Tensioner Bearing, NSK Balance Shaft Tensioner Bearing, Mitsuboshi Timing Belt, Mitsuboshi Balance Shaft Belt, Honda Geniune Tensioner Spring, Honda Genuine Balance Shaft Tensioner Spring"
I think i've got a good how to video (or several) bookmarked by now, and will try and get a Haynes or Chiltons from the library to doublecheck any relevant torque specs.
The main question remaining - while I am in the process of disassembly, are there any other parts that I should or oughta be looking for, or inspecting, or seeing if they also need repair while I already have things half apart?
Two things other people mentioned I might want to do while it's open are the spark plug tube seals and harmonic balancer seal, which I didn't see listed in the included parts of the Aisin kit and remember i'm no car genius. So I was curious in what was involved in inspecting (to know if they are worn out/need replacement) and possibly also what extra steps are needed for the replacing, since i'm not quite sure whats being referred to.
I wasnt planning on pulling the head off (and don't know why I would at this stage), my leaks are mostly about oil coming from various seals and gaskets that are [censored] out even if i'm not sure which they are at this point. Only concerned with any which might be involved in the process of removing/replacing water pump and timing belt though, if it's things elsewhere on the engine like a valve cover gasket that sits til this job is done. But if it's something that requires me to unbolt everything down and under the timing belt again, yes i'd much rather fix it this time and not have to get back there again.
aka I think I can follow the how-to videos i've watched on the timing belt. If I go too far off track with extra things I might get messed up.
Jim Truett - "Pump, all three oil seals, balance shaft belt, all tensioners and idlers." should all those parts be included in my chosen Aisen kit or do I have to order something extra?
mclasser - "also had the cam, crank, balancer shaft and oil gear seals done using Honda parts for peace of mind." I'm willing to inspect extra parts (and replace any that are not too much additional work/only trying to avoid overly complicating things when this is my first timing belt and second water pump ever) if someone can instruct me what to look for or show me a video showing what to look for and how to fix.
cpayne5 - "If you're pinching every last penny, then I completely understand going for a cheaper kit." Not pinching pennies, trying to do right. But the main money savings is doing the labor myself and trying to avoid overly complicating things I don't have enough experience on. Combined with the car not being worth too much if I screw up in the worst of cases. So if there's another leaky part right along the path i'm going already costing another $10 for peace of mind or to be safe, sure i'll replace it. I like to fix things once, not twice, and do everything needing doing on the same session if I can.
Not too worried about the crank bolt, watched enough videos and am prepared with four foot cheater bars, penetrating oil, and a torch if it just wont come.
Mostly concerned about keeping my mental orientation and fixing whatever needs fixing once i've got all the other parts off so that I don't have to do all this again anytime soon. It will probably be spread over several days and i'll post photos through my confusion.
PS - if people watching/lurking want to see specific photos as I work on it, youre free to ask too? I ask for help which I hope is also useful for others - it takes me little to document some part of it to return the favor to the board.