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Hi everyone I am kody and just bought a 1995 Honda prelude with the jdm h22a swap. I am new to this car, and this forum. I am having an issue on an oil or brake fluid leak. On the passenger side , top of block and tranny, underneath the distributor, I have oil or brake fluid leaking. I have not fou d where the leak is from. The guy I bought it from told me it was the clutch leaking somewhere. I do have to keep refilling clutch. I was seeing if anyone knew if there is a clutch piece, from what I read, the slave cylinder is in the area of the leak. Also I ordered a new vtec gasket. Can anyone help pinpoint where my problem is? Thank you.
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Re: Please Help!!!!

Put carboard under the car. If it's oil it'll be brown to black in color. Clutch uses brake fluid which is clear.

Master cylinder is next to your clutch resevior. Sometimes they leak due to age. Hardest part is bleeding the clutch imo...getting all the air out after you've replaced the master cylinder...
There's a final clutch thread here somewhere but I came up empty searching for it. My crappy phone signals bogged me down..but you can search here or the web for step by step how to bleed the clutch line. Snot that hard, just takes a while.

Edit: noticed you said slave cylinder after the post.
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Do you happen to know where the clutch slave cylinder is located on this enengine?
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I'm trying to see if anyone knows if the slave cylinder is on top of the transmission underneath the distributor.
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slave is on the transmission. some pics can help
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^^ bleeder hose is hooked to it.
Note starter on the left. This pic was taken from the passenger side. But if standing over the radiator, between the engine and the radiator is a kinda egg shaped thing that attaches to the tranny.
Note the clutch line on the left is attached to it also. Note fan motor on right, and motor mount lurking at the very top, as well as the lower radiator hose at the bottom of the pic.
Not a great pic but hope it helps.
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Ok thank you guys. It isn't leaking from the slave cylinder. The oil Is gathered up on the top of the block and transmission. I will get some pictures in the morning.
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Re: Please Help!!!!

Valve cover gasket/dizzy o-ring/cam plug/ VTEC solenoid gasket.
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The OFFICIAL Oil/Coolant Leaking Thread
^^ check this out.

I suppose if you have to keep adding fluid to your clutch line ya may have a leak..near the slave..pin hole?
No more CLUTCH PROBLEM threads!!!
^^ how to bleed it is in here
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Re: Please Help!!!!

I apoloIize for not getting pictures up. Been having ****ty weather. I went ahead and bought a valve cover gasket, cam seal plug, vtec gasket and distributor o ring. I also will be cleaning the iacv when I replace all of this. I heard when I take the valve cover bolts out I will have to get new ones? Thank you all for the feedback it has helped a lot. I will get pictures up when I can get a chance.
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You won't need new bolts. But those little cushions below the bolts should be if you can.

The key for leak free is permatex-ing the gasket in the correct spots after getting the engine spotless at those points. Then applying the correct torque in the correct order. You want to apply equal force to those little cushions as equal as possible for best results. Brb with some how to stuff...


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If you don't have a beam torque wrench buy one. 3/8" drive will do and a Craftsman one is less than $20.

Go to the DIY section and fetch a manual. See pages 6-45&46 for details of where to place your copper permatex. And instructions on setting and fastening.

Re-using your cushions is ok if they aren't torn. Hondapartsnow sells the whole kit if you need it. But it sounds like you don't.

Place the vc on the head as per the instructions, then finger tight the bolts. That bonds the permatex-ed pieces together. From there you are squishing the adhesive and gasket to form a seal. I draw the order on a small piece of paper and hold it nearby via magnet.

Then using your 3/8 ratchet twist each bolt about 4 quarter turns in order. Very important you start out in order. I do 2 turns at first because I'm anal, but it takes a lot longer. Anyway you'll feel very little resistance for the first several twists...but use the same rythm in order until you feel a little bit of resistance.

Then start with the torque wrench. Be sure you are watching the metric dial. Much easier to interpolate 12 newtons vs 8.7 pounds on a dial that uses 5,10,15 etc at each marking point.

Twist each bolt in order one quarter twist per bolt. You should soon see your gauge start to read around 5-10. You'll also start to feel it fighting back some. If say bolt 1 isn't as snug feeling as say bolt 6 did last go around, go ahead and give that bolt another twist or two to achieve the same 'feel' in tension. You'll see your gauge confirm what you thought you felt.

Once you get to about 10, ensure they are all pretty close in tension. At that point put your beam at a right angle to your radiator. Pull nice n slow watching the gauge for 12, or there about. Not 10, not 15, but about half way between. You may be doing a half turn by then to achieve your final torque.

Now for permatex, I squirt some on the end of a plastic knife, about the size of a marble and spread it on the gasket like cake icing...say 1/8" thick and remove excess from the edges. Too much could get in the head. Not enough can allow oil to get past it.
If it's chilly or cold out, sun bake the gasket to get it nice n supple before applying the gasket into the valve cover slot(s). And if it isn't above say 55 out I let the motor set overnight before starting to allow the permatex to cure longer.

Takes me about 20 minutes. But I've yet to have a leak.
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Thank you bykfixer. The information was extremely helpfull. I plan to do this over the weekend if all the gaskets have come in. I will post pictures of before and after. Also I will be checking over the clutch line to look for leaks.
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If your clutch line is leaking just get one of those braided lines and rip out that troublesome metal one...you just install it like a cord around the engine like from the master to the slave cylinders and fasten it. Hardest part is ripping out that old line. But that aint real hard.
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Thanks for the advice. I will probably do that instead of dealing with the old one.
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If it aint the leak,...
If it aint broke and all that...

Distributor o-rings tend leak quite often...next time you buy one...get two...so you'll have a spare.

And grab that manual so you'll know proper torque for all those items you plan on fixing. Over tightening bolts that hold gaskets or say steel into alluminum can lead to leaks or worse...stripped threads in the block.
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Ok I will be sure to. Do you know where I can find the book?
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I got a paper copy from a local prelude forum from a guy who'd sold his car. They show up on ebay used from time to time.

If you have a tablet or portable computer the pdf version in the all service manual thread in the diy section works well too. I use both, myself. The paper copy gets used more, simply because I'm used to paper copies.

http://www.preludezone.com/diy-do-yourself/
^^ lots n lots n lots of stuff in here.

Oh and it dawned on me, in the clutch line there is a joint under the distributor are if memory serves...

Also, go to Honda Parts Now.com and get yourself familiar with diagrams there...
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Ok. So now another problem has arisen. I jumped in my car and disengaged my e brake and took off. Well my car would move but was a lot harder to move. When I let off gas to stop the car slowed down very fast. It's like my e brake is not disengaging. The clutch worked fine and switched gears with no pronlems.
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Drive it say a couple few hundred feet, pull over and feel your rear rotor. It's likely going to be warm or hot to the touch.

The Honda caliper has a bad habit of sticking open or closed...usually closed. Mainly because we don't have good habits of checking and cleaning moving parts...

I never use my e brake because of that. I keep wheel chox in the car for hills and leave it in first on flat ground...that is until I replace my sticking calipers.
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I drove it around the block. Rotors were very hot. Is there any way to disengage them?
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There is no magic release trick that I know of like with drum brakes where you drive in reverse a few feet and stab the pedal which usually caused a sticky shoe to pop loose all of a sudden.
Heck, you might try that.lol Might work if it's a slider issue.

My son has calipers on his 01 that won't close and my 97's stay closed. We have a 91 shell that has one is stuck..I mean wheel don't spin stuck.

Ok here's the deal. You'll probably have to disassemble your rear brakes. If you need the car right away, go ahead and buy ya some inexpensive calipers to slap on until you can fix your oem ones. The Honda calipers suffer from the same issues as most...neglect.

I've read the piston on these things get gummed up and is sluggish to move due to old grease, corrosion causing expansion of the piston system or just bad parts. Good cleaning and new grease might fix that if it aint too bad.

Another possibility is the slider slot gets corrupted with grime or corrosion and won't allow movemement. Think of a cabinet drawer that gets sticky or twisted. Cleaning that and some lube may fix that.

And the third is the fluid pressure won't release at the nipple. I don't know the technical term there. Just that in time our brake fluid gets junk at the opposite end of the system from pedal for various reasons. This can cause a one way pressure issue in that fluid went in but won't come back out. A good brake bleed will solve that.

Could be a combo of all 3 kody. But my guess (based on all my Honda buddies experiences) it's the piston or the slider.
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Ok thank you. So far I'm not to impressed withtthe car. I may just sell it and not deal with the many issues it seems to have. But I will take the tires off and see what's going on. Thank you fixer , you have supplied me with a lot of very usefull information.
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It's an old car. Things wear out over time. And in all too many cases (including yours truely) we just get in, turn the key and zoom down the highway never giving a thought to maintenance...until a problem arises.

And being these are sports cars, they are typically driven aggressively, which leads to more maintenance being required more often.
Time takes it's toll. And quite a few previous owners abuse these cars then pass it onto the next sucker.

Think about it this way...what ever path you choose, be it continue to pour money into your current money pit, or go another direction, mechanical stuff breaks.
So learn up on proper maintenance. Oil changes are just the begining. Folks should schedule preventative maintenance routines around the season change. Inspecting various components of an automobile takes practice and know how. But once a routine is established, whichever car you go with will hold up a lot better and you'll catch issues more times than not before they become tragic.

The Prelude was a fine automobile in it's day. The fact that 20 years later about half are still going says a lot. So if you decide to sell it, please pass it on with care if you can. Be mindful that the next owner might treat it proper, or might end up making scrap metal out of it.
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A leak and a sticking caliper is hardly the end of the world, especially on a 19 year old car. I wish that was all that was wrong with mine. It's a pain in the ass to have to go through and correct all of the niggles, and, sometimes I wonder why I bother with it. I just keep in my mind that:

1) Around where I live, I couldn't replace my 4th gen for what I paid for it,

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2) When it is in good form, it is a hell of a lot of fun to drive. A lot more fun than anything else in the price range I paid for it.


You just need to be patient, and work through the snags. Fortunately, nothing seems to be horribly wrong with it, and the support is here to help you through it.
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^^this!!

My car sat more than it ran this year. The old girl is just plain worn out. I fix one thing after another..but she had 237xxx miles on her when she arrived..and the stories I heard about how they got there? Pfft, I knew it was gonna be an uphill climb, but I also knew the excersise would do me good.

There's been times I told my wife "I swear Ima blow this sumbi+hch up with dynamite!!"

Sell it? Oh h3ll nah man, I wouldn't pass the Prelude addiction onto my worst enemy!

Kody, (can I call ya Kody?)..once the grease from that car mixes with the blood of your busted knuckles...you're hooked for life....so if you're gonna sell, hurry up before it's too late.
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Yes you can call me kody that is my name. I already ordered the parts I need so I will probably keep the car. This is my first mechanical project and have learned so much already and I am falling in love with the car. It's a 95 with 46,000 on engine and tranny. Runs great but does need some tlc. I am going to clean up the calipers and bleed the lines here in about an hour. I hope it helps. Also I will check my e brake cable and see if there is an issue there
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Mine just came home Saturday(?)..no Sunday from being in the Prelude hospital since October. Now part was because I'm restoring the engine bay. But part was because of running issues and electrical. She'll go back into re-hab on Friday.
I spend roughly 8-10 hours a week working on the car at my dad's house where there are tools, lights and a flat concrete driveway. It's a tinker toy thing and not transportation so there's no urgency.
I'm presuming you need yours to get around? See that's a whole new game if that's the case. And winter too? Yer tough!
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Dang man out of commission for a while. Yes I need mine to get around all year round lol. I like it though it does awesome on gas and is really comfortable to drive. I love that it's manual. I had a 350z but I like the feel of this more honestly.
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