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Oil leak, front passenger side. Just hand valve adjustment…

Oil leak, front passenger...

Oil leak, front passenger side

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?

Yes..... just hand valve adjustment $500 and found rocker arm valve leaking add $350, now 2 day later smoking again

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Honda?

2012 accord 3.5

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just got out of dealer service

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

What else could it be? suspect vtec solenoid valve, or bad valve gasket install, how many rocker arm valves?

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Does the leak seem worse than before the work?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
same, when having driven a while, smokes, seen couple drops, in front of tire

Probably the valve cover gasket. It's really tight on the rear side. There is even a service bulletin about the rear cylinder head cover(valve cover) gasket shifting during installation. If it's leaking that bad in that area it could also be rear camshaft sea but I bet it's the valve cove gasket. There is just the one assembly as far as rocker arm valves on the rear cylinder head.

Thanks, Cliff

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thanks Cliff, that was my first guess

You are welcome please remember to rate. 5 stars if possible.

Thank you, Cliff

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