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Old 03-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Oil Leaking from Motor Cover

Im sure its just a gasket or something, but im making sure, heres the oil:


And here's the comparison to show its a legit leak:



(sorry if the pictures are big, my iPhone is stupid.)

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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Replace the gaskets
The entire valve cover gasket kit is something like $35 at most parts stores, I believe. Be sure to use Hondabond (or similar sealant) over the cam humps.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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just ran up to Advance Auto and got gaskets, used some silicone as sealant for the corners. Oil leak seems to have stopped. Thanks!

(now i just need to clean the bay itself :P)
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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I just replaced the same thing yesterday. Except I didn't use sillicone and it's leaking out a little, heh.

My leak wasn't due to a faulty gasket, though. It was because I could take the valve cover bolts off by twisting them off with my hand. Woops.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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Replace the gaskets
The entire valve cover gasket kit is something like $35 at most parts stores, I believe. Be sure to use Hondabond (or similar sealant) over the cam humps.
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just ran up to Advance Auto and got gaskets, used some silicone as sealant for the corners. Oil leak seems to have stopped. Thanks!

(now i just need to clean the bay itself :P)
Next time try to use HondaBond as its made for stuff like this whereas silicone sealant might not work as well over time.

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I just replaced the same thing yesterday. Except I didn't use sillicone and it's leaking out a little, heh.

My leak wasn't due to a faulty gasket, though. It was because I could take the valve cover bolts off by twisting them off with my hand. Woops.
Case and point. oops!
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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I have the same leak around that acorn nut on the front of the engine. I replaced all of those gaskets and seals about half a year ago, and it's been leaking around that nut the whole time. I torqued down the nuts to spec with a torque wrench, and the o-ring/seal on the bottom of the oil cap is still in place.

I've swapped that particular gasket for another one at one point, but it didn't solve the problem. Is it possible that the o-ring on the oil cap is the issue here?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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I've swapped that particular gasket for another one at one point, but it didn't solve the problem. Is it possible that the o-ring on the oil cap is the issue here?[/quote]

Have any of your gasket sets come with the grommet that goes under the valve cover nut. I know some don't and that may well be the source. I have never heard of the oil cap leaking, but who knows with twenty year old plastic it could be leaking.
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