Leaking 1992 Honda Accord LX

Tiny
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
1. 1992 Honda Accord LX
2. 264561 kms
3. 5 speed transmission
4. 2 wheel drive
6. Engine Oil Leaks


Hey how's it going?
I having a huge problem with my honda accord.
In a nut shell what's happening is that oil leaks or evening gushes out from the bottom of the engine when ever I turn on the engine. Just to note, I've not had any big repairs on it, just the usually maintenance.
I first saw this when I was driving home on day and saw a trail of oil coming into the driveway. When I saw that, I ended up seeing a huge puddle of oil from the bottom of my car. From the looks of it, it looks like all the oil from the engine gushed out. I checked the dip stick and it was empty.
I first tried putting in more oil, was fine while the engine is off, when I turned it on, that's when the oil starts gushing out. So pretty much I can't drive my accord right now.
I went under and made sure the oil plug > was tight
and also checked the oil filter > was tight
Couldn't really see where the oil was coming from. I guessin' or thinkin' it's either the oil pan or gasket.
I just curious what the problem maybe and what solutions I have. Also, wondering to what the cost might be (roughly) on the whole repair.
Thank you very much
Any suggestion would be very much appreciated
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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I am going to bet this is a 4 cylinder. I'll tell you what you need to do. When you say "gush" that indicates a real leak and I don't really think it is a leak at the oil pan. I could be wrong.

Was the oil recently changed? Since there is probably not a lot of oil in the car I would pull the oil filter off and observe whether there are TWO gaskets on the filter. Check the filter and the car to see if you find an extra one.
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Thursday, June 14th, 2007 AT 8:00 AM
Tiny
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Well, it happened probably I would say a week and a bit after a oil change, I usually do the oil changes myself, this one time I decided to go to lube world for some reason, I guess I just didn't have time to do it at the point hehe. But yeah the last oil change was at lube world which the incident happened a week and a bit after that oil change.
But I will check the Oil Filter as well.
Thanks for your suggestion very much appreciated
Talk to you again
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Thursday, June 14th, 2007 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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This started happening after the OIL CHANGE, didn't it? I'll bet you a million that I know what is causing this, because I just solved an identical problem. I changed my oil, identical symptoms. I kept tightening the filter, then swapped out for a new.
THEN, the old filter O-ring came tumbling off. The ORIGINAL filter's o-ring had stuck to the mounting flange. So it was stacking two o-rings on the flange! I have neither ever had this happen or even heard of it happening! I replaced with new filter, insuring that flange was clear and clean, and NO LEAK! Maybe this is a problem inherent to Honda's.
Moral: when you remove an oil filter -or at a shop- insure that the old o-ring comes off with the filter!

Good Luck
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Sunday, July 1st, 2007 AT 3:39 PM

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