I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey v6 automatic with 104, xxx miles. Ijust purchased the vehicle and it is spotless, well it was. When I bought the vehicle 1 week ago there were no leaks at all under the hood and on the undercarriage. I specifically looked and it was bone dry and it wasn't steam cleaned as everything was equally dirty. The problem is, my wife was driving the car and parked it at a friends house. Got back in the car and noticed a oil leak. Well, the underside of the drivers side of the car was coated with oil. I pulled off the inspection door between the transmission and engine and looked to see if it was the main seal. It dosen't appear to be the main seal as there is no oil running down the engine block. It appears to be engine oil that is leaking, not transmission fluid as it is a different viscosity and a different odor. At anyrate, I am sunk as I can't figure it out. Does anyone know if these cares occasionally " belch" oil. I would estimate the amount of oil lost, based on the amount of spray on the inderside of the car at 1/4 to 1/2 quart. The transmission fluid was not down but the engine oil was about 1/4 quart. Oil stain is between the transmission bell housing and engine block. Nothing on the front side or " up the side of the engine, just on the bottom and back. Please help me. I am at a loss.
Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 6:37 PM