Problem Description and Possible Solution
The engine may develop and oil leak due to a porous engine block casting. The repair procedure is dependent on where the leak is located. Honda has released a service bulletin covering model year 2003. Honda may offer assistance with repairs, determined on a case by case basis.
Average mileage: 141,055 (95,000–205,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
21 people reported this problem
Not fixed, yet, but oil leak from under the timing cover attempted repair by reputable mechanic. Same oil leak. We've taken it in 3 times and so far no luck on repair.
When I first purchased the Honda Pilot, there was a perpetual leak and smell of burning oil. The dealer at first said there was no problem, but with my persistence, found the block to be porous and they repaired.
oil leaking from the top side of the motor. used dye to track it, but still cant find the area that"s leaking, but still cant find the leak ??? Must be a Honda thing.