2006 Honda Accord Broken Gaskets

Tiny
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  • 2006 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 29,000 MILES
I am considering buy the 06 Accord but my mechanic said it has broken gaskets and leaking oil as a result. The seller is willing to fix. Does the broken gaskets indicate a much bigger problem with the mechanics of the car. Why would this happen on a 06 with little mileage? Thanks
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 AT 6:55 PM

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Tiny
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To better assist you is the model just the Accord, or the EX or Hybrid or LX? Also can you tell me the engine size in liter?

Which gaskets are you talking about. Valve cover?
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 AT 11:01 PM
Tiny
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This is for the 2006 LX 2.4L

I am talking about the valve cover.
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 7:50 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for the info........

Okay, this model has a TSB discussing possible this problem. I have attached it for you. This may be the problem and not a leaking valve cover. See what you think..........

LEAKING HEAD COVER GASKET MAY JUST BE A RESIDUAL OIL TRAIL
SERVICE NEWS

Reference Number(s): 08040L, Date of Issue: April 1, 2008

Affected Models: 2003-08 L4 Accord, 2006-08 Civic Si, 2007-08 CR-V, and 2003-08 Element
Related Ref Number(s): 08040L

ARTICLE BEGINNING
SERVICE INFORMATION

Lately, we've been seeing a rise in warranty claims for replacement of leaking head cover gaskets. Most of those claims were for repairs that were done around the first oil change interval. Results of Warranty Parts Inspection (WPI) analysis shows that over 80 percent of those head cover gaskets tested No Trouble Found (NTF).

From dealer visits, we've pinpointed the problem to residual oil around the oil fill hole and the oil dipstick tube. It makes a trail around the head cover, and with the engine cover in place, it looks like the head cover gasket is leaking.

Fig. 1: View Of Engine Cover
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_174.jpg



If you think you've got a leaking head cover gasket, don't rush off to replace it. Instead, pull the engine cover and look for a trail of residual oil stemming from the oil fill hole and the dipstick tube. If that's what you see, clean it off and you're done with this repair.

Of course, if it looks like there's really a leak, then replace the gasket. But keep in mind that if you return a gasket to WPI and it winds up testing NTF, your claim will be debited.

Fig. 2: View Of Residual Oil Trail
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_2_116.jpg



You are correct in thinking it a little odd that with the little miles it has.......why the leak. Good thinking on your part.

Let me know what you think about the TSB.
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Also, while we are talking about TSBs, it looks like this may have some recalls. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of the car and have them check on these to see if they apply.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recalls_36.jpg



I would definitely check the Air bags one.

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 10:21 PM

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