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Serious oil leak...help!

I just finished my H22 swap after like 20 years...I go to start the car and everything checks out fine but when I was walking around the engine I found a huge puddle of oil just below the timing belt : O When I got the engine it didn't have a crank pulley on it and I bought the bolt and pulley and installed them myself...Is there a seal or something that a may be missing? it's definitely not coming from my oil pan, cams, or valve cover...it only leaks when I rev the car up...

I have one other problem...when i went to wire vtec i saw that i had a red wire for d6 and a yellow/green wire for a4. A couple write ups say that it should be a green/yellow wire and lt blue wire?! i have a 94 si so it should be prewired right?
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

Could be a number of seals. Check crank, cam, and balance shaft, being the most common places on that side to leak
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

i know it's not the cams...my question is, is there a seal that is involved in the process of changing out a crank pulley that should be changed?
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

Did you just spill some oil before start up?

Just hoping for the best and remaining positive........
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

Well one should always replace the front seals when doing a swap, especially when it didn't come with a pulley and nut on the crank. I would say someone stuck a screw driver or something in there to hold the pulley still unless they had an impact wrench to remove it. I'd say your front main is toast. But like said before you have two cam seals above there too, so I would pull the timing cover and check that out too. Just curious why didn't you buy a timing belt, water pump, also clutch kit. I always replace those components at that time, not better time then when the motor is out. I'd say your rear main seal probably leaks too, if you pull the motor again I would get the whole deal clutch, timing. Do it all. then you know what you are working with. Also replace all the seals.
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

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i know it's not the cams...my question is, is there a seal that is involved in the process of changing out a crank pulley that should be changed?


nope. but the front main seal is directly behind the crank pulley, which is the most likely culprit.
if it aint that, its the balancer shaft seal.


regardless, your gonna hafta take the crank pulley back off, take the timing covers off and see where its coming from.
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

im putting moneyon the balancer shaft seal... before you put the crank gear and pully on did you put the little metal retaining piece on to keep the seal from backing out
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

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bumpppp for an answer?
Are you sure that it isn't the oil cooler ring/seal, located before the oil filter?

The forth gens. are notorious for this.
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

i messed with it today again, but i could not get the crank pulley off for the life of me...i busted two sockets doing the starter trick and heated it but nothing worked...i only torqued it with an impact wrench but it won't take it off now...

i know it's not coming from the oil pan, cams, or balancer shaft which would only leave me with the main seal right? picked one up today from Honda but can't even get it on...

i just noticed another problem , actually two...my vacuum hoses are hooked up right but when i go to give it gas it lags horribly and accelerates sloww, the only thing not hooked up is the fast idle valve-would this cause this?! alsooo...when i put my car in gear i hear a loud scraping noise but that's in every gear, does that mean my transmission is bad in every gear?!
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Re: Serious oil leak...help!

synchro's maybe??
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