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oil leak...timing belt?

hello...got 95 honda prelude... it has been leaking oil for past week now so today i looked at it more oil n oil is gone, look like its near the timing belt. whats the problem? timing belt?? the oil flushed out fast. i was driving it last week to work and noticed leak little by little and on last friday car was acting funny so i havent drive it since friday. also during that week, car dies on me so a friend of mine who owned a prelude told me to change the rpm so i did that and it was running fine but acting funny. today was gonna take it to work but oil is gone and i thought of timing belt so i didnt drive it and took other vehicle to work. do anybody know whats the problem?
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

there's alotta seals behind the timing belt that it could be; front main, balancer shaft, cam shaft....
or could be your oil pan gasket.

there's no easy way to tell w/o ripping it apart.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

alright i guess i will have to do that then. hope not too serious or expensive to repair.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

oh hey do i have to take engine out to do those things?
i think the leak is from bottom but i will have to check if it started leak from the top.
PEOPLE WHO R MECHANIC, please help me out w my prelude... i'd appreciate it. thanks in advance!!

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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

like the other guy said, there are a few things that it could be that are leaking, its hard to tell with the timing cover still on, ive got a 98 lude and my front main seal is leaking bad bad. The motor in it is coming out this spring and i'll be replacing all those seals. by the way...it is a good idea to go ahead and get that fixed as soon as you can because all of that oil in your timing cover is getting on your timing belt...and thats not good for it, and if you mess up a timing belt while your driving down the road in your lude the next thing you'll probably be ordering is another engine.

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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

oh yeah i know that. that's why i aint driving my lude til that is fixed. so what should i do first? do i have to pull motor up to do timing belt? i dont want to take car to shop they cost too much. i know pretty alot about the cars but not deeper like whats the problems w leak etc. i can fix lude myself n buy the parts cheaper that way. im new here so this site does actually helps alot to get more opinions or facts from people here.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

no you don't have to pull the engine to do the timing belt (but it would make it ALOTTTTTT easier hahaha). but not necessary.
first, and easiest; i would take off the valve cover to see if you can see the cam seals leaking. if you can't see the seals too well, take off the top timing cover with the 2 10mm nuts.

if its not your cam seals, you gotta take off the crank pulley (a biiiiittchhhhh job) to take off the lower timing cover to see if you can see the front main, balancer shaft, or oil pan thats leaking.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

Zero in on the balancer shaft seals first. There was a recall for '94-early'97 Preludes and Accords because the seal retainer didn't retain -- the fix was simply to replace the retainer. (Recall coverage for those repairs expired 10 years ago...don't bother going to the dealer and asking for free repairs.) Although not included in the recall, the '92-'93 cars were subject to the same problem...I can tell you from experience a blown seal will pump the oil system from full to a low-pressure warning in just under eight miles.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

thanks dudes... i will post something after i take a look at them. i appreciate it.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

Hey guys just to chime in here, don't forget to change the oil seal behind the oil cooler it goes bad and you could loose the engine.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

can see the timing cover are apart on lower bottom. oil pan gasket are fine. it like it pushin oil out so fast.
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

anybody wanna to chime in?
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Re: oil leak...timing belt?

how did you make out ,mine with 230,000 just started doing the same
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