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Old 09-19-2012, 01:57 PM
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hey guys, here's my issue. im new here so pardon me if i neglected to follow some rules and regulations of the forum

anyways, recently my car has been leaking some bad amounts of oil, so i've started to change everything possible to stop the leaks. i viewed the "official oil leak guide" for 5th gens and so far i've changed the vtec solenoid gasket, cam plug, valve cover gasket with the spark plug gaskets, oil cooler o-ring, cam seals, balance shaft seals, crank seals, oil pressure switch, and the oil pan gasket. ive narrowed the leak down to one spot. its one bead that drips down the left side of the oil pan, near the lower timing cover.

if anyone has any suggestions like, maybe i didnt get those seals under the timing cover in properly, maybe i didnt seat the oil pan gasket right, or maybe its something that im missing? if anyone has had a similar problem and fixed it, id really appreciate the help. thanks guys.
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

Dumb question but you did you the grey sauce when sealing gaskets?
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

Front main seal maybe?
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

How do you fix a crank seal??
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

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Dumb question but you did you the grey sauce when sealing gaskets?
if by "grey sauce" you mean RTV, then yeah i put some rtv on the oil pan gasket, but its still leaking from somewhere. i didnt put any rtv on the seals under the timing cover because ive heard that can sometimes cause leakage, so i just drove the seals in
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Front main seal maybe?
yeah i did some more reading and im convinced that it could be the "rear main seal" but that kinda scares me because to fix it, i have to drop the tranny, and i really dont wanna have to do that, i mean i live in Canada and winter is coming up and unfortunately for me, i dont currently have a winter beater, so its back to stock until the summer....guess i might have to worry about it then

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Re: 5th gen oil leak

If it's on the timing side (front) of the engine, it is not you rear main seal.

It's either a seal under the timing belt or the oil pan gasket.
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

mine oil pump seal leaked once
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

thanks for the replies guys. really appreciate it. i put some RTV along the outside of the oil pan, where the gasket is, but all its done is re-direct the path of the oil leak. im starting to get really frustrated and although i have never done this before because id like to think that im mechanically inclined enough to handle my own stuff, i think i might just take it to a shop to get DIAGNOSED. then of course, finish it off on my own. LOL
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Re: 5th gen oil leak

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If it's on the timing side (front) of the engine, it is not you rear main seal.

It's either a seal under the timing belt or the oil pan gasket.

^^ this ^^

It sounds like you did everything correctly so far, only put RTV on the oil pan gasket. NEVER on any of the crank/oil pump/cam seals.


I would clean EVERYTHING around where you think its leaking from, from the top (valve cover) down to the bottom (oil pan). Clean it insanely thoroughly. Than once its clean, jack the car up, start the engine, and hopefully you can see where its leaking from.
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^^ this ^^

It sounds like you did everything correctly so far, only put RTV on the oil pan gasket. NEVER on any of the crank/oil pump/cam seals.


I would clean EVERYTHING around where you think its leaking from, from the top (valve cover) down to the bottom (oil pan). Clean it insanely thoroughly. Than once its clean, jack the car up, start the engine, and hopefully you can see where its leaking from.
thanks a lot. ive been putting that one off -_-'' looks like its about time to get it done lol
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