An oil leak inside the distributor can cause the engine to misfire resulting in a loss of power. It is common for the distributor to be replaced to correct this concern.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Accord Oil Leak in Distributor May Cause Misfires/Loss of Power
Honda Accord Problem
Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 207,479 mi (142,000 mi - 291,228 mi)
Car misfires was driving causing a loss of power and seem to momentarily stalls. Took it to the Honda Dealer and was told the reason for the misfires is an after market distributor and spark plug wires need changing. I have not replace the distributor yet but have placed an order for a new Honda distributor should arrive here on Thursday or Friday. I will update after repair and test drive.
Visitor, 1990 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 142,000 mi
Replace the O-ring inside the distributor before buying a whole new unit- it only cost a dollar and there is no longer oil leaking in my distributor, my car is running great!
I had to replace the distributor to fix this.
Visitor, 1992 Honda Accord, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 224,650 mi