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Experience:  Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked 8 years as a Formula 1 engine engineer.
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I have an oil leak that's on the ground equal with the front

Customer Question

I have an oil leak that's on the ground equal with the front of my tire on the drivers side 97 honda se
JA: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?
Customer: I replaced timing and water pump about two years ago
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 97 Honda Accord se
JA: What year is your Honda?
Customer: 1997
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just replacedon't the valve cover gasket yesterday and have a very fine pin hole spray coming from other but I am aware of a leak below possibly oil pan I don't know
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


the best method is to clean it all off with brake cleaner and then run the engine again until its hot and look carefully along gasket lines for signs of seepage so you can trace the source of the leak

from your description its possible the pin hole leak is collecting somewhere and then running down to the ground

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just drove it to new location I have several nickel sized spots in a pattern on the ground in same spot as before
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


Ok then its leaking at a fair rate

I'd try cleaning off the pin hole area and plug it with some silicone sealent

then check the gasket lines on the engine as I've suggested

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


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