Join Date: May 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Culprit of oil leak, drain plug side, right and up of oil filter?
I've already changed camshaft seal, valve cover (plus o-rings) gasket, and for a third time the oil pan gasket (OPG).
While changing and doing a follow up the OPG change for the 3rd time, I noticed, on the drain plug side, to the right of the oil filter was a line of leakage, but I couldn't pin point it to the source since it was high up above with the cv axle obstructing the view.
I presume it's not the oil pressure sending unit, since it is to the left of the oil filter. If the OPSU is likely fine, I'd rather wait until summer time to change it anyway given it's age, since I don't want to risk having to fix other things in the winter time, if I happen to damage something else while "fixing it".
I've read, that the front main and rear main seals are also common culprits of engine leaks on these cars. As a shade-tree mechanic, these are likely out of my scope, so I'd have to put them off until the next timing belt change, which is due in 20k miles.
2001 Integra GS Automatic Coupe; B18B1: 230,000 miles.