Report: Balance Seal Falls Out, Retaining Device Available
Honda Prelude Problem
Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 2.3L 4 Cylinder
A seal in the 4 cylinder engine around the balance shaft tends to fall out, causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.
Visitor, 1996 Honda Prelude, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 83,000 mi
It has never been repaired.