Oil Leak From Front of Engine on Honda Prelude

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.

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Average mileage: 83,000 (83,000–83,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 2.3L 4 Cylinder
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
6 people reported this problem
problem details
1996 Honda Prelude - 2.3L 4 Cylinder 83,000 mi,
It has never been repaired.