Mechanics

PRELUDE LEAKING OIL

1992 All Other Makes All Other Models

Im looking at a prelude but it leaks oil from a bearing out of the block, or head my friend wasnt sure, but it doesnt drip it sprays out...its the 2nd time its happened hoping to find out if i can fix it for good before i buy it or wondering if there is a lot of work and money that i need to put in to it to fix it ? if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated!!

thanks...


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Silverback_08
March 21, 2007.



Take a pic and draw an arrow to it. At the timng cvr?. Cylinder head. Side of the block?Where where? Where. What kinda bearing?

Tiny
Kin chan
Mar 21, 2007.
I would be concerned that the seal went out. What caused it to fail, poor installation or a bearing that is failing and causing too much play.

Bruce Hunt
Mar 22, 2007.
Yea I have asked a couple local prelude owners, nothing has happened like this to them. But its coming out of the side of the block and my dad thinks that it seized and the bearing is just spinning in the casting. I know it comes out of where the timing belt is. I havet gotten a chance to take a look at it and actually take things apart. I was jsut wondering if anyone here has come across a similar problem, just wondering how hard and much it would be to replace it for good or if its even worth fixing it and just have a machine shop machine it out?

Tiny
Silverback_08
Mar 22, 2007.
If it is leaking around the timing cvr. The answer is yes. Honda does have an issue with the oil pump seal with their 90's 4 cyl engine. Hope that answer ur question
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Kin chan
Mar 22, 2007.
Thanks a lot! That got me A LOT closer to figuring out the problem. I found a diagram of the timing cover and actually found a seal and it seems like the " bearing" my friend was talking about would be that cvr. If not then must be close. If it just needs a new seal would there have to be any machine work done to it? Or anything major I would I have to do to the motor to keep it from leaking again or would it be put a new seal in and its good?

(1992 Honda Prelude SI, 106,000 miles, 2.3 liter)

Tiny
Silverback_08
Mar 22, 2007.
I think honda has some kinda retainer improvise kit for its screwed up. It was under a recall for a while but u gonna need a bull dozer and a forklift with big chainsaw to cut thru honda's dealer red tape and service writer to get em' do it for free.I were u I would clean everything from outside up. Pop timng belt cvr and chk if it is from the frt oil pump seal.I haven't replace parts for at least 4 years. Last time I try to do a tune up on my toyota 4 cyl. Took me 2 days. So I don't remember what and which is the TSB. Thats tell u how professional I am --> all talk but no wrenching

Tiny
Kin chan
Mar 22, 2007.

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