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Oil leak from small plate/cover on head?

Old 03-24-2019, 09:06 PM
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Default Oil leak from small plate/cover on head?

Can anyone tell me what this small plate is called and what itís covering? Itís on a 03 Accord, 2.4L, 200k miles. It is on the head near timing belt cover and behind the AC pump. Picture was taken from over the passenger side fender.
After fixing oil leaks at the valve cover gasket and VTEC Solenoid, I think Iíve tracked down the last leak on the wifeís car to this thing. Leaks fairly bad while running. Iím not super savvy working on newer imports but hoping to fix this myself.
Old 03-25-2019, 11:29 AM
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[COLOR=left=#828282]It's some kind of strainer for the VTEC system. And it looks like you have to remove a bunch of stuff to get the lower bolt...(fun).

What looks like the gasket under that plate is called a strainer (#11 in the picture) part # 15845-RAA-A01 for $5 to $10 at a dealer. Mail order on the cheap end of that but shipping probably eats up the savings?[/COLOR]
Old 03-25-2019, 12:41 PM
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That photo shows the cleanest engine of any 200k mile car I've ever seen. Nice!
Old 03-26-2019, 11:38 AM
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Thanks Jim, for the help! Exactly what I needed. Seems to be a little nasty to get to but Iím going to give it a shot later this week.
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