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Old 06-04-2009, 02:40 AM
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Another oil leak...

Seems like these 5th Gen ludes are plagued with oil leaks.
I believe I have two problems, a seep from the cams or valve seals b/c there is unburnt oil particulates all over my bumper and all over the exhaust; and a oil leak form the oil pan b/c its actually dripping from the bottom of the pan.
I have no smoke but some burning oil odors. Looks like some drips onto the belts because it leaves this beautiful strait line oil spray stain above the alternator/ serpentine belt.

Is there a way to definitly locate the leak/seep. Should I just try replacing the valve seals and the valve cover gasket b/c they are such simple fixes? Sounds like the cam seals are pretty plagues in these car.

Any help would be soo greatly appreciated.

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Re: Another oil leak...

Your oil leak is all over the bumper and exhaust??? I have no idea how you would get oil on your bumper? If your talking about a black gunk/dust buildup above your exhaust on the back bumper, thats just carbon. Nothing you can do about it but wipe it off. Some people say oil catch cans and certain products stopping or slowing it, but no one can really say for sure. Its just your honda burning up oil. You have an h22 and nothing can be done about it.

And as far as the leak from your pan gasket, that could be a bunch of things. It could be a stripped drain plug, stripped drain pan (where the plug is located), oil pan gasket, or oil could be leaking down from any number of areas on your motor. If it really is the pan gasket the good news is, its under $50 to fix yourself and takes literally 5-10 minutes if you have access to a lift and a speed wrench or air tools.

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Re: Another oil leak...

the leak by your oil pan may be coming from your oil filter seal, it drips onto the exhaust and then burns off as your driving and leaves a horrible smell coming through the vents in the car..or the oil pan itself may be rusted and developed small fractures / leaks!
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Re: Another oil leak...

and this was placed in the nitrous section..... because?..............
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Re: Another oil leak...

Check your oil sensor bc for me I had oil leaking down the backside of my oil pan and it turns out that my oil sensor was broken n O-ring was shot and i had to get those two replced and I was good ever since then!!! *knock on wood!!!
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Re: Another oil leak...

Old thread Buuut I recognized the oil on the back of the car, he isn't talking about burnt oil he means liquid i believe. This happened to me also, but if its leaking THAT badly you should be able to see where it's coming from. My vtec solenoid gasket had developed a crack that got worse and worse and when i finally found it, it was literally dripping a constant stream. overnighted a gasket and doesn't lose/burn a drop up to this day going on 200k :)
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Re: Another oil leak...

I have that too, I believe its either blow by the rings (which mine can't be the compression was good on all cylinders) or the valve guide seals are toast. I'm willing to bet its the valve guide seals. Now for the engine leaks, sounds like your front main seal is gone or leaking, also wouldn't hurt since your doing that replace your cam seals and your oil pan gasket and valve cover gaskets, usually I change all these out when I do a timing belt change. When I do the clutch I usually grab the rear main. Also wouldn't hurt to replace the oil cooler o ring. Mine when out this past fall, you'll know when that thing is leaking bad it smells like something burning inside the car. I guess cause it leaks out right on the exhaust. Good luck hope you find it.
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Re: Another oil leak...

Wow thanks for all the replies!

Got the valve cover gasket, and oil pan gasket replaced and that seems to have sorted out some of the leak. Also the main seal was installed haphazerdly from mr lube and has a small drip. There is still the particulates/carbon on the exhust/bumper. I agree that is probably valve guide seals/ valve seals because I get a bad tick from them which makes the car sound like diesel.

Worth paying to be fixed?
Any idea on how much doing the valve seals would cost? (6hr job @ 80-120$/hr labour?)
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Re: Another oil leak...

hey i have a question for anyone who knows the answer plz help?...i have a 95 h22 i have to replace the oil pan and i need to know if i have to disconect my downpipe from my headers or any other parts that need to come off to get the oil pan off this guy said 300 labour to do it but if its easy enuff ill just do it myself.... thanks
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hey i have a question for anyone who knows the answer plz help?...i have a 95 h22 i have to replace the oil pan and i need to know if i have to disconect my downpipe from my headers or any other parts that need to come off to get the oil pan off this guy said 300 labour to do it but if its easy enuff ill just do it myself.... thanks
I have a 5th gen H22, and I had to remove the exhaust down pipe to swap mine. I also had to remove a steel bracket, and the 'engine stiffener' (on my Camaro it is called a 'flywheelcover').
I had to replace my oil pan because the drainplug threads were stripped (the 5th gen has an aluminum pan, the 4th is stamped steel). Mitchell flat rate (what shops use to quote labor) states 1.6hrs to replace the oil pan on a 5th gen. This is of course a 'semi-experienced' tech, using air tools, and a 6ft lift. I am an experienced mechanic, but I did it in my garage with jack stands (approximately 16" above the floor) laying on my back. It took me about three hrs.
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