Engine Oil Leaks Due to Porous Engine Block Casting on Honda Pilot

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 146,950 (95,000–205,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
23 people reported this problem
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Porous engine block...have not yet contacted honda to see about the repair. I feel they should cover it as this is a basic manufacturing defect.
Had an oil leak. I put a bottle of "Blue Devil" and replaced my oil drain plug and no more leaks
Oil leak near front engine mount. Has no visible seal or case section and I can not see where it is coming from.
Also no heat in front and the valve is not loose at the firewall. Need to figure out both issues
Not sure where the source for the oil leak that drips from around the oil pan ... but sounds like a OEM issue so I will call my dealer.
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.
Have the same problem. Suddenly started leaking oil, have not had it repaired yet. Should Honda be responsible for this issue?
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.