OIL LEAK FROM VALVE COVER AREA

2002 Honda Civic

Tiny

GWAITS

February, 24, 2009 AT 9:55 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99500 miles

There is a small oil leak coming from behind a black plastic circle at the left end of the valve cover. How do I repair that?

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3 Answers

Tiny

F4I_guy

February, 24, 2009 AT 5:31 PM

Picture please? There is no plastic piece on the valve cover that would leak oil.

Tiny

GWAITS

February, 25, 2009 AT 6:17 AM

Maybe I did not phrase my question well, but you are wrong, there is a hard black plastic O-Ring on the left end of the valve cover. I went by the Honda dealer, purchased the $10.43 part, popped the old one out with a screwdriver, snapped the new one in place, and the oil leak is stopped. Not sure but my guess is that this O-Ring is a Honda designed feature to pop early rather than have the valve cover gasket blow under pressure. Thanks for your suggestion however, I think I will hunt me up a manual for the future, but these are great cars, not expecting anything to go wrong!

Tiny

F4I_guy

February, 25, 2009 AT 7:19 PM

This is the cam end plug in the side of the cylinder head correct?

Anyways, glad you solved your problem.

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