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i have a slight oil leak which is turning into a big deal...its only leaking a couple drips and its leaking on the exhaust which is making huge amounts of smoke (or that might be yet a different oil leak) ...its really annoying. so i think its a oil pan gasket...so i looked under it the other day when i flushed the radiator and the guy b4 me put some kind of white appoxy around the oil pan, it almost looks like caulk...but if i park it on a hill with the front higher up, it doesnt leak, but if its leveled out or the front is on the lower part of a hill, it leaks oil about the size of a quarter...sooo i personaly think its an oil pan gasket but until i get it on jacks (which will be like tomarow or so) i would like some opinios plz..

 

dan, i know u did this repair and was wanting some advice..is there an easier way to install??. all advice is welcome. thanx in advance :thumbsup: i appreciate it

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put the car on stands and undo the manifold/header from the engine. undo the 2 bolt flange the header feeds. 2 bolts holding manifold/header to bracket under the car close to the 2 bolt flange. if you find it real hard to get the header out of the car , split it at the 2 pipe flange , or just try and get it out of the way of the oil pan as best as possible(youl prolly have to split it and remove it , its easier). best to take it right out. next , undo the engine/tranny braces under the car , going from tranny to engine , one in front , one in back. once those are gone , take the clutch housing dust shield off. once thats off , remove all the 10mm oil pan bolts. pull oil pan off , clean it very good , get any grime out of the bottom that has collected. clean mating surfaces like new(pan and engine) , any old gasket material so on. using thin layer of high heat gasket maker applied with finger , stick new oil pan gasket to oil pan in right spot. than apply a thin layer of gasket maker to other surface , one that mates with engine. carefull raise oil pan in place as not to disturb gasket. start firing all the 10mm bolts in , making them hand tight all around only. the oil pan bolts get tightened to 10 ft/lbs(start in middle and work outwards). if your just gonna do it by hand , dont overtighten them , it will split the gasket and leak again. once there all tight , fire the engine/tranny braces back on , and the header/manifold back on engine , the nuts holding the header on go 25 ft/lbs. that should do ya.

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cranny u dont know how much i appreciate the advice...but...

 

i put it on ramps today and i think the leak is a rear main oil seal. there is oil all over the bottom of the engine and car, and it looks like its comin from in between the oil pan and trans. i think the smoke is just oil blow back, from drivin on the highway and its gettin on the exhaust causeing the smoke. so i guess i gotta hoist the engine and replace that...so input on that, i would appreciate also.

 

but ill still proly replace the oil pan gasket anyway just to be safe so i appreciate the advice.:thumbsup:

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yeah i have , and if you dont have a good set of tools , and done this kind of thing before , you dont wanna attempt it. at the very least , go to www.hondahookup.com , register , and download the manual for your car. step by step.

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yeah i have , and if you dont have a good set of tools , and done this kind of thing before , you dont wanna attempt it.

yeah i have some friends who own a mechanics shop and i think thier gonna help me hoist the engine and do the repair. And by the time we do this they'll have all the air tools runnin and we'll have it done in a snap.(i hope).

 

now i gotta try to find a rear main seal somewhere! :dry:

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