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Old 10-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #26
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AWESOME writeup i read bc my motor is consuming oil, maybe a quart every 200 miles in what seems to be out of nowhere. i recently just changed my plugs and wires. my dad noticed that my plug wires, the part directly above the plugs themselves that goes down into the valve cover, had oil on them. He said that this was definitely not normal. what do you guys think?
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I think your dad is right!

Could be the little spark plug shaft seals, requires removal of the valve cover to replace.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #28
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Edit: When i took out the 3 bolts for the VTEC Solenoid, it was stuck in position on the side of the engine head. Had to give it a whack with a small rubber mallet before i could get it off. And it was DEF leaking. The old grommet was completely flat. Underneath the solenoid on the transmission was a whole mess of burned black oil.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:48 AM   #29
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All the common leaks have been fixed but I still have one left.

My sump plug was stripped and I really don't know for how long. I used to leak from the cam/balance seals etc and never realised the sump was also stripped. My oil pan used to be covered in a film of oil and it was coming from the timing belt cover...Now my oil pan is completely clean except for drops from the sump plug every night. That's probably the worst place for a leak and with oil pressure while driving I imagine quite a bit would leak out.

A while ago a mechanic helicoiled my sump but it still leaked. Any reason why? I was told some tape can be used on the thread to seal it properly or it might be the crush washer is not sealing properly...I'll have to wait for my next oil change in a month or so.

Any idea? I hope I won't need a new oil pan.
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You left out the oil pan gasket. I went in thinking I was loosing a quart a week from the rear main and found this:



Between the oil pan gasket and the vtec solenoid, oil cooler, cam plug and distributor I SHOULD be good now... I hope.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:45 AM   #31
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^ mmm nasty..I'll try to check out that little rubber seal on the oil pan next time.

My oil pan is basically clean except at the sump plug. It's obvious oil is seeping out from there and I get drops on the floor everynight.
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Anyway our pans don't use gaskets. Isn't it sealed by Hondabond or something?
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^ mmm nasty..I'll try to check out that little rubber seal on the oil pan next time.

My oil pan is basically clean except at the sump plug. It's obvious oil is seeping out from there and I get drops on the floor everynight.
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Anyway our pans don't use gaskets. Isn't it sealed by Hondabond or something?
It is mostly ultra flange but right on the edge (at the end where all the oils coming from) is a little curved 3 inch gasket that sits underneath the rear main. I'll edit this with a part number later.
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repped for a good write-up

but just to make sure before i get under there, I have a major leak and it looks as its coming down to the oil pan. Its most likely my front main seal right?
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repped for a good write-up

but just to make sure before i get under there, I have a major leak and it looks as its coming down to the oil pan. Its most likely my front main seal right?
It's hard to say for certain. Your best bet is to take the timing covers off and take a peek- I know the cam seals and balance shaft seals like to throw a LOT of oil around too.
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repped for a good write-up

but just to make sure before i get under there, I have a major leak and it looks as its coming down to the oil pan. Its most likely my front main seal right?
More likely oil pan gasket or rear main...see above.
It depends though... which side of the oil pan??
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More likely oil pan gasket or rear main...see above.
It depends though... which side of the oil pan??
its like all over its hard to tell.. but i gotta get a good look at it after i wash it down with some degreaser or something
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Most likely oil pan gasket or rear main then. If its coming from the timing side you better hurry up and get in there and have a look, oil on your timing belt will cause it to fail prematurely.
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ok this is my issue, i looked under the car and i noticed oil between the headers and the oil filter all the way across the motor, i do have white smoke coming out of my muffler, i also have skirts of oil on the rear frame by the firewall, i this a the symptom of a blown head gasket?
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Hard to say. Take some pictures of what you see, it's hard to understand what you mean. Oil on the back of your block below the oil filter could mean a lot of things.


Do a compression check and see what the numbers say. If you have two that are unusually low, you may have a blown head gasket. Another easy way to tell is to look at your oil or coolant- if your oil comes out a cream color or milky, you have coolant mixing with your oil, usually meaning a blown head gasket.
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I have oil leaking while the car is running? any ideas on what it might be??

Right underneath the oil filter....
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took me all of 15 minutes, not hard at all. just kinda weird angle.
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Thanks I guess it could be that... It just started leaking 3 days ago, i change the oil about a month ago. If you are correct I'll give u some rep.

There any pivs on here on what I might be looking at??
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took me all of 15 minutes, not hard at all. just kinda weird angle.
Could not get it, skunk2 manifold takes alot of space. Im going to have to rethink it.
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took me all of 15 minutes, not hard at all. just kinda weird angle.
I think you need to add to the DIY how you did it in 15 min on an SH. It took me 15 minutes too... after I took out the ATTS.
Fal- I know I said I'd add to that thread...I have pictures coming soon.
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