I know bluelightnin6, was working with you on this....but he may be tied up since there hasn't been any response to your question. So if you don't mind I may add some suggestions until he can get back with you.
Review of what you are looking at is an oil leak it appears. The main seal I am almost positive is too far down below the VTEC.
The VTEC is located on the cylinder head. My thought is it may be leaking out of the solenoid itself or the pressure switch that is threaded into the VTEC solenoid housing.
My suggestion since you have replaced the VTEC seals is I attached the info I have on that just so you can make sure you and I are talking about the same ones.
Next, there is a filter on the VTEC.....did you clean it?
Next - I would remove the pressure switch and place thread tape on it and put it back in.
Oil leaks are tuff......once you have cleaned it....use electrical cleaner for terminal boards...it is not as harsh and evaporates.....spray it all down really good so it is totally dry.
Start the vehicle and with a mirror and strong light just stare at it. Give it time...if you say it takes about 5 minutes then you know you need to wait at least that long. If you want, use the spray first and see if you can locate the leak before you take it all apart.
I show the dealer wants about $147 for the solenoid and about $68 for the switch. Again, it may be leaking out of one of these or the threads.
Let me know what you find out.
Oh, one last note.....you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you. I attached them last.
VTEC Solenoid Inspection
Disconnect the 1P connector from the VTEC Solenoid Valve.
Measure resistance between the Terminal and body ground. Resistance: 14 - 30 ohms .
If the resistance is within specifications, remove the VTEC Solenoid Valve assembly from the Cylinder Head, and check the VTEC Solenoid Valve filter/O-ring for clogging.
If there is clogging, replace the Engine Oil Filter and the Engine Oil.
If the Filter is not clogged, push the VTEC Solenoid Valve with your finger and check its movement.
If the VTEC Solenoid Valve is normal, check the Engine Oil pressure.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 8:17 PM