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Old 10-25-2012, 12:49 PM
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Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

Greetings guys! i looked at the guides on the forums pondered on it a bit honestly i have no idea about my prelude's engine and how it runs (still new to the prelude and fixing in general) so i decided to take a video of where the leak is located maybe one of you smart gentlemen can help me with ideas on where the leak might be.

Below are some pictures of my engine, dipstick, and werid oil splash on my hood's underside
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Also i have another question about fuses im wondering if they are still good or they should be replaced with new ones cause the little bridge looks fried in the middle to me o.o

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Last but not least if i need new timing belts
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Any Help At All would make my day :D and hopefully put my wallet on ease
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

I got good news and bad news.


Good news; it's most likely not your REAR main seal, as you were fearing, since the REAR main seal is between the engine block and transmission. Easily the most labor-intensive oil seal to replace.


Bad news; it's most likely one of the oil seals behind your timing covers; front main seal, front balancer shaft seal, cam seals, to name some.
To verify this, wipe off as much oil as you can, everywhere you can- Timing covers, oil pan, belts, everywhere. Than with you under the car to hopefully pinpoint where it FIRST starts leaking from, have someone else start the engine until you see where the leak starts.
I'll put money that the leak starts between the lower timing belt cover, and the oil pump, which is where the camera is looking at between 20-23 seconds in your vid.




UNFORTUNATELY, in order to replace these seals, you gotta remove the timing belt, in which case you might as well do an entire timing belt job; belts, tensioners, pulleys, as well as all the oil seals that I mentioned.
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I got good news and bad news.


Good news; it's most likely not your REAR main seal, as you were fearing, since the REAR main seal is between the engine block and transmission. Easily the most labor-intensive oil seal to replace.


Bad news; it's most likely one of the oil seals behind your timing covers; front main seal, front balancer shaft seal, cam seals, to name some.
To verify this, wipe off as much oil as you can, everywhere you can- Timing covers, oil pan, belts, everywhere. Than with you under the car to hopefully pinpoint where it FIRST starts leaking from, have someone else start the engine until you see where the leak starts.
I'll put money that the leak starts between the lower timing belt cover, and the oil pump, which is where the camera is looking at between 20-23 seconds in your vid.




UNFORTUNATELY, in order to replace these seals, you gotta remove the timing belt, in which case you might as well do an entire timing belt job; belts, tensioners, pulleys, as well as all the oil seals that I mentioned.
Well at least it isnt a rear main seal my wallet is breathing easy
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so i might as well get an entire timing belt job and oil seals for all those probly would be hard to do the whole job by myself might have to look into pricing for all that stuff
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but i do thank you for putting me into a better spot into finding whats wrong with my lude :D
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

Do you have any mechanically inclined friends that would be willing to help?

Cuz the normal shop rate for a t-belt job is around $700 for the parts and labor.... not-so-easy on the wallet.
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

im pretty sure someone in the JPC might know how to do a timing belt change + seals its on my to-do list hopefully its something not urgent to take care of asap but i do monitor the oil level every 3-4 days to make sure its in check.
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

^^The belts you took a pic of..those are your serpentine belts, not your timing belts. A good way to gauge whether or not you need new serpentine belts is to look at the ribbed side of them and see if their texture is still smooth or if you can see little cracks forming. Cracks mean they're coming to the end of their life.

If you're gonna go all the way and do a timing belt job, I'd replace them anyway since you'll be removing them to get to all the timing components anyway.

Like TwoK said, try cleaning up the oil some. Stop by AutoZone or Walmart and buy a roll of the blue shop paper towels and just go to work on it for 30min. Try to pinpoint the highest area of the engine the oil residue surrounds and that will give you an easier time locating the leak.
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

Is there any oil coming down from the oil cooler which is right behind the oil filter and the block? Simple fix I'm going to be doing myself soon. Check to see if anyoil is leaking from vtec silinoid and distributor and what not. The link should help
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Re: Help With Oil Leak w/ Video + Fuses

I had a hude leak problem as well, turns out mine was my VTEC that was leaking and it leaked every where so the garage couldn't find out where it was coming from.
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