any common oil leak

Discussion in '6th Generation (1996-2000)' started by custom, Friday 13th Nov, 2009.

  1. custom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    when i give a some in VTEC, i can smell some burning oil smell, not all the time, is there any common leak on the b16 engines, it done 100k? also i can see a little bit of oil on the left hand side of the block next to the exhaust manifold.
     
  2. Gunter Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    VTEC solenoid leak? or rocker cover leak? it could be the rocker breather hose has broken aswell. thats all i can think it would be really
     
  3. stepawayfromthemachine Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    VTEC solenoid seal. Located at end of head on left hand side. Pretty common, new seal is about
     
  4. custom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  5. dean85 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    head gasket fella, by that description
     
  6. custom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    joking, how much is it to normally to get it fix at garage? any idea
     
  7. donzo Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ballpark figure of
     
  8. haggis Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    do you notice any other problems with the car?


    like overheating? water and oil mixing? losing water? misfiring? trouble starting?
     
  9. custom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    not any problems at all, temp is always the same, no water and oil mixing, start first time every time, never miss a beat, but sometime when i give it some, can smell the odd oil burning.
     
  10. al9955 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    from that description it could still be the VTEC soilnoid gasket, it seeps out down the side of the head and sits on top of the gearbox, or could be a camshaft seal


    If it was headgasket failure you'd have all the tell tale signs appearing as meantioned


    al9955
     
  11. newkid Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    as al said could be the camshaft seals, mine were well past it when Gerry did the belt and all of them needed replaced
     
  12. Calp87 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    turn heaters off.. ??