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Old 11-09-2008, 12:40 PM
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The best way to track down an oil leak is to clean the back of the engine (valve cover on down) and find the highest point of oil leaking. This will tell you where the oil is coming from. Could be as simple as the valve cover gasket.

Don't believe everything a mechanic tells you, replacing the engine is big $$$ in his pocket.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:22 PM
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Oil will smolder more than burn. Clean the back of the block to locate the oil leak as suggested.

The oil sending unit is back there and has a rubber boot that you can pull off to see if it is filled with oil. That is a relatively cheap and simple repair. The other things to check are the valve cover gasket and the oil filter.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:38 PM
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There was a TSB on cracks in the engine on the front side (near the exhaust manifold). I seem to remember a repair procedure. I have heard of external cracks (not on Hondas however) being closed by careful welding, correct consumible, lots of preheat, and slow cooling.

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Old 11-14-2008, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for coming back and telling us what the fix was! Most appreciated.
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