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Old 19 Nov 2003, 12:24 pm
Ed Peluffo
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Default Oil Leak

Would a CV Boot have anything to do with a engine oil leak, That is what
this mechanic shop is telling me. The car is a 1997 Honda Accord LX. Also
does aBalance Shaft Seal has anything to do with an oil leak?

Thanks in advance for the replies


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Old 19 Nov 2003, 01:14 pm
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: Oil Leak

CV boot is cover for greasy type stuff. If it develops a small hole,
will see greasy spot on area around it. It's possible to replace just
the leaking boot.
There are many possible sources of seal leaks on front of the engine.
Best to do them all at the same time. bob

Ed Peluffo wrote:
>
> Would a CV Boot have anything to do with a engine oil leak, That is what
> this mechanic shop is telling me. The car is a 1997 Honda Accord LX. Also
> does aBalance Shaft Seal has anything to do with an oil leak?
>
> Thanks in advance for the replies

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Old 19 Nov 2003, 02:31 pm
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Default Re: Oil Leak

Ok, so changing the CV Boot will not stop an engine oil leak then, ok
thanks, how about the Balance Shaft Seal ?

The reason I asked is the car was taking in specifically for the purpose of
stopping an oil leak, they replaced main and rear seals I believe and they
said that distributor and left CV Boot needed replacing. The car is now
leaking oil worse than it was originally, so it was taking back to the shop.

The shop now says that, the right cv boot, a Balance Shaft Seal and Oil Pan
Cover need to be replaced.

Just want to make sure that it is necessary to do all these repairs in order
to stop the leak

Any input appreciated

"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> CV boot is cover for greasy type stuff. If it develops a small hole,
> will see greasy spot on area around it. It's possible to replace just
> the leaking boot.
> There are many possible sources of seal leaks on front of the engine.
> Best to do them all at the same time. bob
>
> Ed Peluffo wrote:
> >
> > Would a CV Boot have anything to do with a engine oil leak, That is what
> > this mechanic shop is telling me. The car is a 1997 Honda Accord LX.

Also
> > does aBalance Shaft Seal has anything to do with an oil leak?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the replies



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Old 19 Nov 2003, 03:37 pm
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: Oil Leak

Worst oil leak I've had on my Accord was the oil pressure sender. It's
right above the oil filter. All the things mentioned and MORE are
possible leaks. How much time do you want to pay for as they search?
bob

Ed Peluffo wrote:
>
> Ok, so changing the CV Boot will not stop an engine oil leak then, ok
> thanks, how about the Balance Shaft Seal ?
>
> The reason I asked is the car was taking in specifically for the purpose of
> stopping an oil leak, they replaced main and rear seals I believe and they
> said that distributor and left CV Boot needed replacing. The car is now
> leaking oil worse than it was originally, so it was taking back to the shop.
>
> The shop now says that, the right cv boot, a Balance Shaft Seal and Oil Pan
> Cover need to be replaced.
>
> Just want to make sure that it is necessary to do all these repairs in order
> to stop the leak
>
> Any input appreciated
>
> "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:3FBBC3F5.80DA0CD7@neo.rr.com...
> > CV boot is cover for greasy type stuff. If it develops a small hole,
> > will see greasy spot on area around it. It's possible to replace just
> > the leaking boot.
> > There are many possible sources of seal leaks on front of the engine.
> > Best to do them all at the same time. bob
> >
> > Ed Peluffo wrote:
> > >
> > > Would a CV Boot have anything to do with a engine oil leak, That is what
> > > this mechanic shop is telling me. The car is a 1997 Honda Accord LX.

> Also
> > > does aBalance Shaft Seal has anything to do with an oil leak?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for the replies

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Old 25 Nov 2003, 02:25 am
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Default Re: Oil Leak

<b>Oil leaks diagnostic routine</b>

1) Identify the highest point on the engine an oil leak could occur(front of
engine the cam, balance shaft, crankshaft seals are all possible, as well as
the valve cover gasket and oil pan seal)
2) Inspect the highest point, if no leak go to the next highest point. (in
your case camshaft seal is highest, next is the valve cover gasket, then the
balance shaft seal, then the crank seal, finally the oil pan)
3) check each area, verify no leak and move lower
4) when a leak is found fix the leak, clean the area, and re-inspect.
5) inspect the next area lower than the repair area.

Why do this? Oil runs down, if you fix the highest leak first, the lower
areas might not (usually aren't) be leaking, Have your mechanic fix the
highest leak first! then if there are other leaks proceed from there.


"Ed Peluffo" <no.edpeluffo@jodas.satx.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Ok, so changing the CV Boot will not stop an engine oil leak then, ok
> thanks, how about the Balance Shaft Seal ?
>
> The reason I asked is the car was taking in specifically for the purpose

of
> stopping an oil leak, they replaced main and rear seals I believe and they
> said that distributor and left CV Boot needed replacing. The car is now
> leaking oil worse than it was originally, so it was taking back to the

shop.
>
> The shop now says that, the right cv boot, a Balance Shaft Seal and Oil

Pan
> Cover need to be replaced.
>
> Just want to make sure that it is necessary to do all these repairs in

order
> to stop the leak
>
> Any input appreciated
>
> "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:3FBBC3F5.80DA0CD7@neo.rr.com...
> > CV boot is cover for greasy type stuff. If it develops a small hole,
> > will see greasy spot on area around it. It's possible to replace just
> > the leaking boot.
> > There are many possible sources of seal leaks on front of the engine.
> > Best to do them all at the same time. bob
> >
> > Ed Peluffo wrote:
> > >
> > > Would a CV Boot have anything to do with a engine oil leak, That is

what
> > > this mechanic shop is telling me. The car is a 1997 Honda Accord LX.

> Also
> > > does aBalance Shaft Seal has anything to do with an oil leak?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for the replies

>
>



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