1990 Honda Accord Q&A
1990 Honda Accord Question: Oil leak
I have a 90 Accord LX 5 speed, 2.2 motor. It has 300,xxxmiles and recently it started spraying oil up onto my hood while driveing. It is in the general area of the distributer and this site mentions that it could leak oil. I tried to locate the exact area of the leak/spray while it was running in neutral but it does not spray unless it is under a load. ie: driving up hill. I am worried and need a direction. Could it be a leaky distributer seal, camshaft seal or neither? - tipple_1999
A worn engine with excess blow by (combustion gasses leaking past the piston rings into the crankcase) may be prone to oil leaks at higher RPMs and engine load. The distributors do leak oil past the o ring between distributor body and head and between distributor shaft and distributor internally remove the distributor cap and inspect for oil. A big source of oil leakage is usually the balance shaft seal in the timing cover and the valve cover gasket. - patrick mannion
it is the v-tech syllanoid gasket its 4 dollars and a very easy fix - Visitor
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It's been an ongoing thing for about a year.
No apparent leaks, no apparent smoke. Has had this for two years. 230K miles. Do I need a valve job? If so, what's a fair price? Thank you.