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Thinking rear valve cover gasket???

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Just purchased this 2007 odyssey and discovered a small leak. thinking it is a rear valve cover based on the location of the leak. Top rear driver side of the engine. Is this a plausible diagnosis???
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Yes. Read the 1st post of the VCM Mega-Thread which is at the top of this section. Consensus is to disable it with a "muzzler".
 
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At this age you do likely need valve cover gaskets if never performed.
That is a big job. They may be leaking, but may not be. More likely, ....

It could also be the rear spool valve as shown in these videos.
This job is easier. I would start here.
Note the second video @ 2:30, there are two gaskets to change while valve out.
 
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Or rear spool valve.
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Yes. Read the 1st post of the VCM Mega-Thread which is at the top of this section. Consensus is to disable it with a "muzzler".
Thanks that was really helpful, so as far as my situation goes...I think that the leak is coming from the VVT Solenoid (which is part of the VCM system). I will still have to replace the gasket that is leaking there, then probably consider that muzzle to disable the VCM :)
 

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Thanks that was really helpful, so as far as my situation goes...I think that the leak is coming from the VVT Solenoid (which is part of the VCM system). I will still have to replace the gasket that is leaking there, then probably consider that muzzle to disable the VCM :)
Oh don't be sad, you maybe saving your engine for 100 bux.
 
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