Started up my 05 MDX and after about 5-10 min when I got to my car it smelt like burning rubber. I popped the hood and I'm assuming its the timing belt but there was smoke coming out from the hole I circled in the picture attached. My mechanic said that it could be a small water pump leak. Figured since hes opening all that up again, swap out both the timing belt and water pump. Do I have to go OEM or should I just get a good aftermarket brand. I know its always best to go OEM but sometimes aftermarket doesn't hurt depending on the part. I am currently calling the stealership right now to see how much they charge for the timing belt kit. Anyone else experience this problem I am having? The timing belt was replaced at around 85k before I got the car. Currently has 102k miles.
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