Engine & Gearbox Oil leak near rocker cover

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by david seale, Wednesday 12th Nov, 2014.

  1. david seale Premium Member Club Supporter

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    hi all I noticed today oil around the rocker cover and oil on manifold the aa man advised me it is a leaking rocker cover gasket.
    I did notice how ether some oil had been flicked up over the rocker which makes me worried it may be crank seal leaking hence belt dispersing oil.
    I do get power steering judder when I first drive the car.
    I wonder if there are any common seal failures on the 2.0 engine andhow easy it is to change the rocker cover gasket before I explore crank seal sect.
     
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  2. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    The rocket cover gasket is very easy to replace although you need some liquid gasket on the semi-circular corners. I bought the offical Honda liquid gasket but its a bit expensive so maybe the guys can recommend an alternative.

    I done a Valve Clearance guide where I took this off as part of the diy, but from memory its just 2 breather hoses and 5x 10mm bolts then pry the rocker cover off. Guides - Valve Clearance Adjustment on a 6th Generation Honda Accord CG8 -F18B2E
     
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  3. Nighthawk Guest

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    Excellent guide that, well done.
     
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  4. david seale Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Many thanks had a quick read definatly a diy job, one last question and apologies if covered the aa man said there may be seals to replace around the plug housings not sure if this is true ?
     
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  5. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    There are seals that sit at the top of the tubes for sure, you can see one here, top left on the underside of the rocker cover, oil filler cap below that. I

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    or from here (for my f18b2)

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    1PFKL266771PACKING SET, HEAD COVER£83.71(€95.43)($138.96)001Add Wish List
    1PFKL266792PACKING SET, HEAD COVER£85.15(€97.07)($141.35)001Add Wish List
    3PFKL273143COVER COMP., CYLINDER HEAD£320.30(€365.14)($531.70)001Add Wish List
    5PFKL274107PACKING, CYLINDER HEAD COVER£16.04(€18.29)($26.63)001Add Wish List
    8PFKL274196SEAL, SPARK PLUG TUBE (NOK)£5.81(€6.62)($9.64)004Add Wish List
    8PFKL274197SEAL, SPARK PLUG TUBE (KOYO)£11.69(€13.33)($19.41)004Add Wish List
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  6. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I had a crank and cam seal oil leak, best way to check is get underneath and see if there is lots of oil around the timing belt area, good indication is also if your losing oil, otherwise you can take the timing belt cover off and check too.
     
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  7. david seale Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I fear it may be a crank or cam seal need to check it out over the weekend.
    For know I have cleaned up all round the rocker cover to see if it is leaking.
    One thing I'm not sure on is the rocker cover just a liquid paste or is there a cork gasket I think lings show one ?
     
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  8. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    hondakarma.com - 29oldbond_tn1_zps16a7ee6c-.10167.


    Its a rubber gasket. part no5 on the Lings list above.

    You need a liquid gasket on these inside 'corners' as shown here in grey,
     
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  9. david seale Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Many thanks thought as much but wanted to make sure
     
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  10. david seale Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I have found a genuine honda one on e bay part number is 12341-pad-e00 but the ling part number is pfkl274107 is this the wrong part or does lings use there own part numbers ?
     
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  11. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Yeah, different part numbers.

    How to cross reference them, you take the PFKL code and pop in the search box which will then return the proper Honda part number.

    partsearch.
     
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