There is an incredible walkthrough at Acurazine.com in the TL section, google "acurazine.com 784622" and you get an article named "A122: DIY 105k service" with complete walkthrough and all photos.... it's an incredible piece of work, major thank you to the guy who did it.
He used a Gates kit, which saves about $60, but I prefer the fully OEM Aisin kit here as the Gates kit has a reported 11% water pump failure rate (!!!!) which is a huge number considering how hard it is to get to. Also, the Aisin pump has the oring retention tabs I mention in the video which is a huge convenience / peace of mind thing.
There is definitely no better kit than this one that I have ever seen or heard of.
note: This is NOT an easy job, you can slip a little and break the throttle position sensor, slip in another place and get the belt off position by one tooth, slip on the water pump and end up with a leak... it's in a tight spot and you have to suspend the car on stands... you have to get a couple special tools....
I know a guy who was trying to do it on ramps and dropped the car on himself with nobody there and ended up waiting for 2 hours until I showed up... he is a particularly big and tough MF so he survived it with one cracked rib which was amazing
If you aren't sure you can do it, buy the kit and pay a local foreign car specialist to do it... most will do it for $300-400...
and not just some guy who does it on the side because if he screws it up, a new engine will be at least 3000 done right and he won't help you out.... get a shop that stands behind their work for the extra $100.... you are still out a couple hundred dollars ahead of the dealer and you are sure the honda or acura dealer didn't skimp on the parts and believe me, they do that all the time...
some of them will charge you for the water pump and not bother to change it as they rarely fail and the odds are that you will get outside of the warranty period without it happening and they pocket about $200 extra parts and labor.
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