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Oil inside distributer

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    Oil inside distributer

    Hi all
    I got a 1991 Accord Wagon (2.2i) that has oil inside the distributor. No leaks on the outside.

    Will changing the O ring that sits between the distributor body and the cylinder head cure my problem or is the leak due to something like wear on the distributor shaft?

    The mileage is 217,000 miles but I've always run Mobil 1 fully synthetic since I bought the car which then had has just 35,000 miles on the clock

    Many thanks

    Yes, changing that gasket will fix your problem.


      If you're getting oil inside the distributor housing, you'll have to pull the distributor apart and change the shaft seal. Unfortunately, the shaft probably has a groove worn into it so depending on how bad that is, you may need some donor parts. Overall, it's not too bad of a job.
      Last edited by rustyaccord; 07-18-2022, 09:37 PM.