Lost the belt on our 94 about 5 years ago(@100,000kms) due to a seized water pump.
No bent valves.
As preventative maintenance I had the belt and the water pump changed last month. It's now at 200,000kms. It's good piece of mind knowing that we have a fresh belt in there but from 100,000 to 200,000 kms the last belt looked good as new.
i am at 128k on original. ~85% highway if that makes a difference. it is just another in a long line of things to do once this weather begins to cooperate. is there any type of advance warning or signal to show that is about to go out?