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Old 03-02-2015, 11:32 PM
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Check out this Oil-leaked pics...Get it leaked...haha not so phunny

Title Explains it all your educated predictions based on prior experience., What do yall think? How serious is it, what might be causing dis issue. Just wanna confirm my thoughts with your inputs.

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What I gather from the photos:

99-01 Type SH

photo 2, second post - your power steering line is no longer in it's bracket, just saying.



You have sand and grime EVERYWHERE. Clean your engine... how do you expect anyone to tell you even an educated guess as to where your leak is when there is old oil everywhere?


Clean it all off, and look for the leak.

CAREFULLY. a well aimed can of brake cleaner or engine cleaner will work just fine. Be cautious of the electrical connections, battery, distributor etc.



Drivers side of the engine:

cam gear seals, front main seal, balance shaft seals

Back side of engine:

oil cooler o-ring

Transmission side:

cam plug, distributor o-ring



and your typical valve cover gasket and oil pan seals.





those are all the engine oil seals... we can't pinpoint anything like that with your current mess.
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start taking parts off one at a time and clean them properly.
learn how to r&r the little stuff and work your way when your comfortable. look into your service manual.

too much power steering fluid, take some out.

Cam plug seal, vtec solenoid seals, valve cover seals and distributor seals asap
clean the back left area its leaking so badly. I see a lot of oil underneath the engine too, so yeah.. oil pan seal and oil cooler seal.... actually all seals lol replace them all!

If you don`t change your own oil, i would consider it since you could basically start your own lube shop cause your gonna have to keep a lot of it with you if you drive your lude in its current condition for long. hahaha
seriously though, next oil change service id change the oil cooler and pan seals.


Start with the top and work your way down, make a process for yourself. clean up sections one at a time.

If i were you, i would start in that area. & clean and degrease everything.

its tedious work but it will pay back every single time you need to work on your car. things will be clean. clean is good lol.. clean clean clean get to work!

side note, if theirs abnormal slack in the throttle cable tighten the lock nut but not too tight just slightly tighter. too tight and your throttle plate will be open and your idle rpm will be whacky.

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Oh my! You've got some work to do.



^^ mine when I first got it.
Rust, oil spots, dirt, general lack of cleaning over times makes for quite the cleanup later.
A liitle here a little there, do some spot cleaning with stuff you have already. An old toothbrush, an old pair o boxer shorts torn to shreds for rags. Q-tips. Paper towels. Stuff like that.


^^ we all strive for nice n clean.
But it takes time. Especially when you have barely any experience and even less tools.
All those nooks n crannies of the typical modern day engine bay appear to be endless.

Go to a parts store with a $20 bill. Tell you drive a Honda and need a drip pan. They'll lead you to this guy...

^^ blitz pan or equal. $10.
- Place pan under car. Keep note of fluids, amounts, colors and locations. Clean it often so you'll know if leaks are getting worse.
- Then buy a small container of permatex hand cleaner...the non pumice kind..like $2. (Pumice is the gritty stuff)
Wipe it on greasy stuff like your oil pan, or around the oil filter area and distributor area. It's a grease cutter and will clean 99% of the goo very easily. Makes finding oil leaks much easier.
- And about $6 for a bottle of simple green. Spray that on places where there are no connectors. Let sit a few minutes. Wipe off and repeat as necessary.

Don't expect to do it all in a day. Your engine is very dirty. Eh, most peoples are. But hot rod enthusiasts are a different breed. We like stuff to sparkle and cringe at oil spots. But they happen.

Keep check on your fluid levels. Check the level in your radiator not the overflow bottle. Now if you see the bottle getting empty that's a sign. But if it stays the same it's not necessarily acurate.
Fix those leaks as you can. As soon as possible.

Looking at the drips under your car should guide you where to begin.
I'd say you have a leaking dizzy, possibly a leaking oil cooler, probably a dripping oil pan plug, and you need to change your oil.

Dripping oil pan plug: crush washer
Leaking dizzy: $2 o ring
Leaking oil coller: $3 o ring.
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edit: I see your valve cover vent to air cleaner is intact.

Whatever is causing the big puddle should be done first.

Nice to finaly see that car!!

When you decide to give that engine bay a shower, you can protect those connectors with cut up strips of wal mart bags or trash bags using alluminum foil wrapped around the plastic or some twist ties that come with the garbage bags. Foil works great at holding things in place, and is cheap, easy to install and easy to remove.

Disconnect the battery first. Probably best to remove it. Spray the whole motor with simple green, in the shade. Let it soak a few minutes. Spray gently with a garden hose. Repeat if necessary. Be careful around places like your distributor and coil. Do those areas by hand later.
Let dry overnight. Blot any standing water you see with a rag or something absorbative.
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Another great reason to do your own oil changes.
I don't trust oil change garages due to my youthful experiences...
They spill oil, strip plug bolts, and over charge the little stuff..
get a little dirt under your nail and do it yourself, soon you'll be changing wheel barrings lol

Don't over fill, oil should always be filled to the top hole on the dipstick.

Oh also best time to check your oil level most accurately is first time in the morning before you run it.

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Question: If I just cover important parts like electricals and other stuff like distributor and alternator and stuff and cover wires and plugs with aluminium foil and plastic bags, there should be no problem Power washing at the car wash places right?
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Bags...do not use foil on electrical parts....
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Y u say no foil?

If the battery is unplugged and/or removed (so no water enters it)...





Too many folks power wash the motor then wonder why it won't start after.
Garden hose pressure and proper prep are all that's needed.
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Looking at the drips under your car should guide you where to begin.
I'd say you have a leaking dizzy, possibly a leaking oil cooler, probably a dripping oil pan plug, and you need to change your oil.

Dripping oil pan plug: crush washer
Leaking dizzy: $2 o ring
Leaking oil coller: $3 o ring.
I spent $325 for a brand spanking new OEM dizzy (price including labor)
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Y u say no foil?

If the battery is unplugged and/or removed (so no water enters it)...





Too many folks power wash the motor then wonder why it won't start after.
Garden hose pressure and proper prep are all that's needed.
Ok...lots to do, little mula, I will start by cleaning and replacing seals as mulla appears in my pocket.

I think my front tires are suffering because of bad suspension. Need to get alignment. is alginment like CRUCIAL CRUCIAL...but my tires are suffering.
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my loss of oil was a lot worse
i've changed oil cooler o-ring, cam cap seals, dizzy o-ring, vtec solenoid gasket, valve cover gasket with my timing belt job
oil level will hold for 4,000 kms before i start losing oil (hard-ish driving)
still have a lot of other seals but i read that those are good to do if changing a clutch...
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my loss of oil was a lot worse
i've changed oil cooler o-ring, cam cap seals, dizzy o-ring, vtec solenoid gasket, valve cover gasket with my timing belt job
oil level will hold for 4,000 kms before i start losing oil (hard-ish driving)
still have a lot of other seals but i read that those are good to do if changing a clutch...
Where would you lose oil from after driving hard? the exhaust pipe, right?
No leaks after that?
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Y u say no foil?

If the battery is unplugged and/or removed (so no water enters it)...


Because most are too lazy to remove a battery and let the car sit.



I can see it now - covering the starter or alternator with foil, finding out the hard way what happens when a conductor gets caught between a constant 12v power source and anything in an engine bay that's metal....

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I spent $325 for a brand spanking new OEM dizzy (price including labor)
Changing the distributor is an easy task. 15 minutes of your time.

Was your old distributor bad? As mentioned, the seals are very cheap. It's rare for the entire distributor to fail.


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my loss of oil was a lot worse
i've changed oil cooler o-ring, cam cap seals, dizzy o-ring, vtec solenoid gasket, valve cover gasket with my timing belt job
oil level will hold for 4,000 kms before i start losing oil (hard-ish driving)
still have a lot of other seals but i read that those are good to do if changing a clutch...

Rear main seal requires the transmission to be removed. Thus better off doing a clutch job while it's out.

Also a good time to inspect your transmission seals (there is one just on the inside of the clutch housing that requires the entire transmission to be disassembled in order to replace)


A common loss for timing side oil leaks on 98 and older h series engines, is a lack of a front balance shaft seal retainer. - just a little extra bit of information.
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I hear ya on the constant power thing Wings. But hey, fun with foil,, right?



What I was getting at was use it to hold the plastic underneath of said foil...to said object.
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Changing the distributor is an easy task. 15 minutes of your time.

Was your old distributor bad? As mentioned, the seals are very cheap. It's rare for the entire distributor to fail.
Four words: Mechanic Ripped Me Off.
I really just needed a new seal which is like $2.
So . I wanna work on my car myself.
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Four words: Mechanic Ripped Me Off.
I really just needed a new seal which is like $2.
So . I wanna work on my car myself.

I REALLY want to be able to work on my car myself, but i just don't have the time to do it (between school and work). My Prelude is also my DD, so i'm always scared of doing something myself and totally f*cking it up.


I've never even learned how to change my own oil, just top it off.
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like wing8806 says, there's front and rear main seals that i have not replaced yet

this thread is very detailed:
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I REALLY want to be able to work on my car myself, but i just don't have the time to do it (between school and work). My Prelude is also my DD, so i'm always scared of doing something myself and totally f*cking it up.


I've never even learned how to change my own oil, just top it off.
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We`ve all been there, with little to no experience in mechanical repairs.
Personally im not ASE or have any formal schooling in mechanics.
I wanted to learn for myself and for my pocket book, can`t tell you how many hundreds if not thousands of dollars easily i`ve saved since i began my own work and with all of it being fixed and not having any problems since the fix. Now im waiting for my check engine light to come on! lol I wanna fix crap now, its an addiction!

You gotta start someplace, start with doing your own oil changes

YouTube has a lot of great videos, from guys that can help you gain that confidence to save yourself a lot of cash and do it yourself right.

Doing a brake job for your girlfriend`s 08 mazda 3 gains a lot of points in the game of love. lol saving her 600+ dollars.... seriously though watch some videos, soon you'll be putting it to practice and you'll be feeling like a hero, fixing all your family and friends cars.. you`ll
be a legend!

I understand about not having time, try to find time on the weekend to just simply change your oil. doesn't take long and the best procedure to prolong the life of your car. let the pros tackle hard jobs you dont feel comfortable with.
Id hate to see anybody get bent over by a mechanic.

cheers though!

check out this dude, he helped me a lot. and watch his early videos.
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I started out in small steps. All my comrads had big ole sets of tools I could borrow from at times. But I decided to build my own set.
Ok today Ima change my oil. What tools? Hmm, that $22 set of ratchet/sockets at Sears will do. A couple weeks later, Ima change my distributor cap, but the sockets no fit. Hmm, that $18 set of box end/open end wrenches at Lowes will work...$12 set of screwdrivers, etc etc...
See I woulda bought that 199 piece set at Home Depot for $125, but I didn't have $125 at the time. But I did have 20, so I considered the best bang for my buck for a particular task and knew that the set of sockets will be used again and again.
I stored my tools in a shoe box back then.
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Hay Yall.
I cleaned my engine bay about a month ago but so busy couldn't post pics and i kinda forgot. But I got more Oil probs but now since engine bay is slightly cleaner maybe yall could make a better judgement than I have.

I know I have to change these items for sure:
-Valve cover Gasket
-Oil-cooler O-Ring
-VTEC Solenoid

Also I think my oil is REALLY LOW!, but then again my car is still pretty warm, will post pic of tomorrow's oil reading tomorrow morning. I don't have an oil light and its been about 1,700 since the last oil change. I hope I can go two more weeks without an oil change (cus i still need to order parts)

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I have been looking for a write up or some tips on how to remove the oil-cooler to replace the o-ring, but haven't found one with the engine still in the car. Its kinda in a tight place, so any tips or suggestions? thinking about changing the o-ring next oil change.
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Remove filter, remove cooler bolt, pull cooler away from block and swap seals, reverse to install
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Scale of 1-10, 10 being most difficult.

To us veterans it's a 2-3, maybe a 4 if bolts were over torqued before.

To the rookie it's a 12.9+ or worse. Now that's not said in malice Mat. It's stated to show you we remember how intimidating stuff that seems easy now used to thwart our efforts.

There may not be a video, but either way it's something addressed in the service manual.

To showcase what us old guys see...my former mentor will not even attempt to send or read a text message on his smart phone he bought to check weather radar. You may think 'whut-thuh, that's a no brainer.' But to him it's intimidating enough that he won't go near it. Now if you wanna know anything about building a bridge, a tunnel, how to wire traffic signals, or rebuild your automatic transmission, how to fix the hydraulics of a backhoe or raise dairy cows...he's all over that.
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