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Old 08-08-2017, 10:49 PM
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I have 2 oil leaks on my 2000 Accord SE. The largest one is on the front passenger side. There is a much smaller one on the front driver's side. On inspection, it appears that the oil is leaking from someplace high on the back side of the engine?
Any idea where this might be coming from?

Backstory: noticed oil being used, kept replacing it, was running a 2 hour each way commute at the time, noticed it was worse during commute/heavy interstate driving (under pressure?). Normally reliable mechanic replaced Vtec solenoid. did not stop the oil being used, and leaks more now.

Any help/suggestions appreciated. Would like to keep this car another 2 years if possible, but can't afford new engine-type repairs. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:18 AM
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First, I think the SE only has the 4-cyl engine, right?? It's important to know which engine...

Clean up the back side of the engine & drive it so it leaks for a day or so. Then get underneath to get a good look at the back side of the engine block.

One common place for a leak is through the middle of the oil-pressure switch - alongside the oil filter. The pressure switch has a wire attached, and the large rubber boot around the wire connection is probably hardened from heat & age. If that's it, the fix is a new switch, relatively easy. The hardened rubber boot can be a PITA.
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