2002 Acura RSX Engine oil leak

Tiny
JDCLAKR
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  • 2002 ACURA RSX
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
Had car in for service (an independent I have used for some time). Mechanic told me that there was evidence of an engine oil leak. He said it could be addressed initially by switching to a heavier oil but, ultimately, the cost to repair would be $1,800. He did not give me any specifics about the leak other than it involved the engine.
The car has been serviced regularly, is housed under a carport in Tucson (hot) Arizona. I am having difficulty understanding why, despite its age, a car with relatively low mileage, driven by a conservative driver, could develop this costly a repair.
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 1:23 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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But where is it leaking at-that's the question-Let us know-
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The car is 12 years old. Gaskets dry up and leakage is not uncommon. Some are very labor intensive to change but as Rasmataz stated, you have no details.
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks - Need to do more investigation - will get back to you.
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Friday, May 16th, 2014 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks gentlemen for your input. Have decided best approach is to ride out problem and replace car when it becomes a more serious issue.
Jdclakr
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 11:29 AM

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