Small oil leak... ideas?
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    Small oil leak... ideas?

    I've been having a small oil leak which I kept an eye on but have not addressed yet due to lack of time. Yesterday I put the van on stands and checked from the top and bottom. The oil seems to be coming from the top rear part of the engine but I could not see exactly where. Any ideas are welcome, I need to dig in and take a closer look in the near future. I need to do a valve job sometimes this spring so hopefully by then I can identify the leak and address at the same time.

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    I can't orient myself from your photo, but if the leak seems to be coming from the driver's side rear area, the VTEC valve/solenoid (aka spool valve) is a very common leak source. There have been many recent posts about this here - search.

    Here's one for example:

    https://www.odyclub.com/forums/52-20...t-where-3.html
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    Thanks Scott!

    I could not really snap a good picture. The leak seems to be coming from behind the intake:

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    Replaced the gaskets using Dorman and the shaft seal using Honda about 2 weeks ago. No more leaks. Had hard time getting the shaft cover off but careful prying helped.

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    That's the area of the vtec valve.

    I have a leak I'm trying to track down myself. You can inspect that from the top with a mirror.

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    If your leak never reaches the ground, I'd ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvinstockman View Post
    If your leak never reaches the ground, I'd ignore it.
    In my case the oil was dripping onto the cats or exhaust. When the van was idling I could smell the burnt oil.

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