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Old 03-07-2010, 05:46 PM
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oil leak is F-ing with my life

I been researching around the forum about oil leaking while driving/engine on and a lot of pplz are having same problem, i dont feel so bad now, but everyone is taking it to the shop and i having found a thread that talks about DIY but i'm trying to save money so ... any suggestion if i should try to do this myself, im not a mechanic or anything about i have done my share of fixing car and motor swap and i find it a pain in the ass when you're trying to balance 18.5 units and working on a car and trying to find transportation to school n hw n ****, that y i bought this car so i dont have to worry about any prob ... but there's always problems . My friend said it a pain in the as to do this ... here a list of thing that might be wrong with it
- main seal
- oil cooler seal
- balancer shaft seal
- crank seal
- cam seal
- timing belt cover gasket

so would it be cheaper to take it to the shop or DIY, iono how hard this going to be. I know its not cheap at the shop but time is money, in my case time is educational which equal money in the future. But if this isn't hard to DIY den i want to ... so what u think guys?
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That was kind of unnecessary...


To the OP, you don't sound like you have much experience with these cars, so it might be best to just get it checked out. We can't narrow down the problem for you while sitting in our computer chairs. We need pictures and really specific information instead of this broad, "could possibly be," list.

There are also a sh*t ton of threads on oil leakage already, so use the SEARCH feature (top, middle-right, to the left of "Quick Links").
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

I just got an oil leak resolved. I'll show you a picture, if yours is in the same area perhaps it will give you a better idea of what to do. It ended up being the valve cover gasket. It happened after i got my timing belt replaced.
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

I had 1 oil leak which i took it to get it fixed. it wuz leaking from my vtec.. my gasket had to be replaced form the vtec selenoid.
i got it replaced and hasnt leaked since.

Next thing u kno i have another oil leak as well...i have to pressure wash the bottom of
my car cuz my mechanic and i cant really see where its coming from from all the oil and grease from the previous leaks that it had...so thats a mistery as well...!
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

One thing i did do is put a big piece of cardboard in the bottom of the car
and leave it over night and then u'll see at least from what side is leaking
from then u can start checking...

Just an idea though...my 1 cent.

Oh and i kno how it feels to have many units and a car breaking down and trying to
get to school...
Its insane..thats why i took it to a shop and luckily i had financial aid from school
and that paid for the things i had to get fixed.
I just did not have time to do everything myself.
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

yeah, some mechanics just slap on the crankcase after fitting timing belts, as a result oil can leak there

if thats a case with anybody, its a simple fix, but here is a tip to ensure its done correctly first time

when the crankcase is off, pull out the rubber seal, clean it up
now when putting the seal back into the crankcase, use dabs of gasket sealer to make sure the seal dosent come loose when putting back on the crankcase,

i sprayed my crankcase cover before and learnt that mistake the hard way
what a mess, but now its a piece of cake
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

I actually dont know where it coming from, it's not leaking oil as long the car isnt on. i turn on the car wit oil in it but i was under the car so when it was leaking, it was coming from the side of the engine. I'm pretty sure it coming from where Bdawg22 pic was pointing at, i already took out the valve cover, i'm going to replace the cam seal and valve cover gasket ... how u knw if the valve cover gasket is bad ? cuz its look fine to me but i'm going to replace it anyways. Hopefully that fix the problem, if not i'm taking it to my mechanic. Good thing I'm getting FA money this week so i can pay my mechanic. Thanks for the advice, i'll check the vtec solenoid and crankcase afterward. I'm so happy that my friend going to let me borrow is 04 SI while i'm trying to get this fix. Also is this a good time to do the timing belt, it look okay to me ... but since i have it out already naw mean ? Or is it more complex den i think it would be ?
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You might as well replace it... and the water pump.
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Re: oil leak is F-ing with my life

It may be the oil cooler seal cuz mine eventually crapped out and the car was pissin oil while it was on then eventually came down like damn waterfall.
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I been researching around the forum about oil leaking while driving/engine on and a lot of pplz are having same problem, i dont feel so bad now, but everyone is taking it to the shop and i having found a thread that talks about DIY but i'm trying to save money so ... any suggestion if i should try to do this myself, im not a mechanic or anything about i have done my share of fixing car and motor swap and i find it a pain in the ass when you're trying to balance 18.5 units and working on a car and trying to find transportation to school n hw n ****, that y i bought this car so i dont have to worry about any prob ... but there's always problems . My friend said it a pain in the as to do this ... here a list of thing that might be wrong with it
- main seal
- oil cooler seal
- balancer shaft seal
- crank seal
- cam seal
- timing belt cover gasket

so would it be cheaper to take it to the shop or DIY, iono how hard this going to be. I know its not cheap at the shop but time is money, in my case time is educational which equal money in the future. But if this isn't hard to DIY den i want to ... so what u think guys?
If its your oil cooler seal, I had mine done at Billy Craft Honda in Lynchburg, VA and had the oil changed for a total of $40 that included labor. All I know is I was driving and I could smell buring oil really bad so I went staright to the dealer I thought I would have to pay an arm and a leg but that was the best $40 I ever spent.
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