2005 Honda Accord Q&A
2005 Honda Accord Question: engine oil leak
I have an oil leak and it appears to be coming out of the right side of the engine (front seal?). Could be above that somewhere. If in fact that is where it is coming from, is this fairly common and how difficult is the repair job of I do it myself (I have the Honda service manual) or how expensive if I have it done. The car has 108,000 miles so some of it may be being burned.....I routinly add a quart at about 1,200 to 1,300 mile intervals. - wiz
Very common problem would be a cam seal leaking. This would run down the front of the engine block and out at the bottom of the timing cover. You would need to remove the cover to verify leak. front crank seal or cam seal will require removing the timing belt. If you have mechanical ability and can follow your manual you will be fine. You may have a had time removing the center bolt on crank damper. They gave godzillia the job of tightening them. I would replace timing belt also at this time if it hasn't been done it is cheap and you already will have it off. seals and timing belt will be under $100.00 seals only about $25.00 - torque wrench
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