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2002 Honda Accord Loosing Oil

Old 01-23-2017, 10:40 AM
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Hi everyone, I have a 2002 Accord 2.3 vtech with around 150k and its been loosing oil, I have replaced the PCV valve, I have had the o-ring on the distributor replaced and I have had the valve cover gasket replaced, I never find any oil on the ground so it must be while I am driving. Before the valve cover gasket was replaced I could smell oil burning but that seems to have gone away, Is there any other place these cars leak oil from. Any help would be great.
Old 01-23-2017, 02:59 PM
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Oil can leak from distributor/cylinder head oring and internal distributor seals (allowing oil to drain from distributor cap).

Crankshaft (driver's side) seal, camshaft seal, balance shaft seals (all under timing belt) can all leak. Oil from bottom of timing belt cover would indicate one of these.

Vtec solenoid valve (back side of cylinder head) is another frequent leak point.

good luck
Old 11-22-2017, 07:31 PM
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Is it burning the oil? Smoking at all??? Even if it doesn't smoke it can use oil...mine uses a quart every 500miles or so...
Old 11-24-2017, 02:53 PM
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Oil pressure switch, another location. I personally use about a quart every oil change 5K miles. The car has 245K miles on it, so IMO, it's well within spec.
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