No, no, no. There would be no reason for that, if they are genuine Honda parts then they would come in "Honda" bags or boxes with Honda labels. Otherwise something fishy was going on and the fishiness isn't likely to stop at those labels. Honda likely casts their logo on the water pump housing, I know Toyota and BMW do. But even then with that goofy packaging I'd never trust it.Hello all, I thought I would piggyback on this thread. So far there's a lot of good, pertinent info and I'm hoping some of you might have some insights on my project. I'm doing an engine swap on my 2008 Honda Ridgeline. I'm replacing an engine with 179k miles (due to valve damage from a timing belt issue) for one with 50k. Since the new one will be accessible, I figured I would replace all the belts and hoses, including the timing belt. I've been told not to mess with it since it only has 50k miles. But I thought it made sense to do it while it's easier and just start from scratch. Does anybody have an opinion on that? This project will cost a small fortune and I need to save where I can. I found a deal on an OEM TB kit that looks like they are genuine Honda parts. Only problem is, the packaging is generic. I'm curious if it was just repackaged or if there's something I should be worried about. From what I can tell it looks like most of it is legit, but the water pump is stamped 2005. Is that an issue, possibly with the gasket at least? I can't tell how old everything else is. Any input on the markings on the individual parts would be helpful. The hydraulic tensioner is particularly unknown since I can't see any brand stamp. FYI, the pump is wrapped in plastic so it may distort the images a little. Any other input on things I should do or issues to consider, would be appreciated. Thanks
I'd suggest you find out if an Aisin kit is available. Although it may not be OEM it will be as good or better than OEM.
Edit: Aisin makes a kit, the part number is TKH-002 and sells for about $170 or so.