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Old 07-22-2012, 02:52 PM
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need help finding oil leak origin

Hey PZ, my oil leak seems to be coming from above the passenger side of the intermediate shaft & it seems to be flinging it around the vicinity. is there anything besides the valve cover & vtec solenoid that could be leaking?

other possible clues is that my oil filter looked a little oily (no leaks from it), and that something is triggering my CEL about my knock sensor (DTC P0325), which also looks a little oily.

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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

The Dizzy o-ring. I know my oil leak is either the vtec or the dizzy o-ring. Because there is oil on my tranny.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

hm, i'll take a second look at mine, is yours leaking onto the front or back?
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

cam seal...
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

Yup. Buildup on rear around filter could be the cam seal, more likely than the dizzy o-ring... dizzy o-ring will cause it to usually pool on top of tranny by the reverse light sensor, if im correct...
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Yup. Buildup on rear around filter could be the cam seal, more likely than the dizzy o-ring... dizzy o-ring will cause it to usually pool on top of tranny by the reverse light sensor, if im correct...
hm, the cam seal is opposite the camshaft pulley, near the vtec solenoid?
i dont have my service manual right now lol
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

I dont know the VTEC layout too well, but its to the left of your dist cap, under your solenoid i think..
Could very well be your VC seal tho.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

They mean the Cam CAP seal it's the black circle right behind the VTEC solenoid. Mine's leaking right now.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

If u want to get fancy u could always opt for a seal that seals better... a few companies offer these "upgrades" with fatter seals
Skunk2 Cam Seals from HorsepowerFreaks
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

35 bucks is pretty expensive, seems like your buying the name BLOX RACING CAM SEAL V2 HONDA CIVIC INTEGRA PRELUDE CRX EG DC EK EF BB B16 B18 | eBay

^same quality and looks better imo.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

I know...Just quit putting oil into it.

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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

You can get a decent cam seal on ebay for about 20 bucks shipped. Seek and ye shall find.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

ya i just threw it up there as an example as to show that there's more than just stock parts for something like a seal, and some actually do a better job than the stock ones (I had to read hard and long to find that one out tho) worth the read.
Wait till u find out what options there are for sealing air from your intake system..

But after much research about a year ago, this is the one that does the better job...
92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 HONDA PRELUDE Golden Eagle Cam Seal GCS100-BL I had to go digging around the bookmarks, but from what i remember reading this is the one that performs the longest and has good heat resistance, and fat ass seals :)

I changed my stock one about 3 months ago back to a stock one, and its perfect, the dressy one is just that, it looks dressy, but hey...
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ya i just threw it up there as an example as to show that there's more than just stock parts for something like a seal, and some actually do a better job than the stock ones (I had to read hard and long to find that one out tho) worth the read.
Wait till u find out what options there are for sealing air from your intake system..

But after much research about a year ago, this is the one that does the better job...
92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 HONDA PRELUDE Golden Eagle Cam Seal GCS100-BL I had to go digging around the bookmarks, but from what i remember reading this is the one that performs the longest and has good heat resistance, and fat ass seals :)

I changed my stock one about 3 months ago back to a stock one, and its perfect, the dressy one is just that, it looks dressy, but hey...
i prefer good functionality over god looks, that's just me tho.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

I just got my blox racing cam cap seal today and Ottawa looks real good. Nice seals and looks cool too.
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Re: need help finding oil leak origin

With the oil filter being wet, it could be the oil filter base gasket. or the oil pressure switch.
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