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Leak While cars on

Alright before I post this I will say that I have searched the site and found a couple answers of what the problem could be but my car only leaks oil at idle or while driving. and its not Pissing everywhere its a slow leak,It will not leak when the cars off. It is coming from the lower timing belt cover/ Oil pan area. I was hoping it was the oil cooler seal but nope. I guess I will replace the Cam seals. (whats the best ones by the way, I here dont go OEM), Valve cover seal/ Grommets..I really have no idea how to change the front main seal and I have never changed a Oil pan gasket using Hondabond either.

Hey one more thing..what is the bracket that holds the rear lower control arm in place opposite from tire side.. i thought it was the control arm bracket but cand find it online..the bolt thats welded to mine broke, i want to replace it.
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Re: Leak While cars on

You can find the information for the rear arm and purchase it from here:

Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store


As far as the leak, i'm sure it would be pretty noticeable if it were the oil pan gasket - if you say it's coming from the timing cover then it could be:

cam seals/front main/balance shafts/oil pump ring/ vc gasket

the oil cooler o ring is pretty easy to spot since it's on the back of the block


The oil pan is easy, remove the downpipe, drain the oil, unbolt and pry off. Scrape off the old seal and apply new/ bolt back on. I'm sure there is a writeup around here somewhere on it... for your sake at least lol.

front main will be a real pain since it' requires the pulley belts to be removed/crank pully/timing covers etc... honestly i've never done one so thats all i can tell you on that matter.

Always use OEM seals. The cam seal that everyone usually goes aftermarket on is the one on the passenger side - which is different than the ones on the driver side. Replacing the driver side cam seals requires you to remove the timing belt and cam gears - followed by the cam seals/ replace and reinstall everything. Just be sure to realign everything properly.


VC gasket is pretty straight forward - unbolt it, remove the vc, pull out the gasket, put the new one on and reinstall.


If going the distance to do the driver side cam seals and front main - you may want to just consider doing a full timing belt job since you'll have most of that stuff out anyway - or just take it to a reputable mechanic.
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