why is the oil from my engine leaking?
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2000 Honda Accord Question: Oil Leak from the Engine
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 28, 2010, 23:50Master
The oil leak could be anything from a failed gasket or seal to a sign of a worn engine that is creating a lot of "blow bye". If the oil leak is coming from under the timing cover it is important to repair the leak before the timing belt gets contaminated. The seal on the balance shaft frequently falls out there is a retaining clip that must be fitted to retain the seal (was not there originally. The exact source of the leak needs to be identified before it can be correctly.