Fit DIY: Repair & Maintenance Threads discussing repairs and maintenance you can do yourself

Leaking engine oil or ATF? pics included!

Old 08-27-2014, 01:41 PM
New Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Just got reminded about this thread from the last post.

Here's what my car looked like when I took it into the dealer last year;

Ignoring the areas around the drain plug and oil filter (thats just oil that leaked out of the filter/ off the drain when doing an oil change.

Notice the highlighted spot where there isn't any oxidation; thats where there had been an accumulation of oil that I had cleaned off on the previous oil change. I took it in and they wouldn't do anything under warranty.

Car is no longer under warranty now, since the accumulation is minimal, and I never lose much oil I just wipe it off when I'm under there for oil changes.
Old 09-27-2014, 06:50 PM
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 563
Axle gasket leak

Whoa, time flies and I forgot to update you guys when I took it in a few years ago! Sorry!

It turns out it was one of the front axle gaskets that was causing the leak. I took it in before 60k miles (end of warranty). Asked them to check for leaks. They were going to charge me diagnostic fee, so I just said change the the ATF. They ended up finding this leak, and repairing this issue under warranty! saved me a few hundred dollars. Asked them what causes this, and they said it just happens..

So at the time I had a Spoon engine torque dampener, beatrush underpanel, intake, and header installed. I am not sure how much of an affect the torque dampener causes, but maybe it was because the underpanel holding in heat and the dampener causing excess stress/vibrations?? I don't know. I had removed both engine torque dampener and underpanel before servicing. And have been off the car since.
Old 03-24-2016, 09:46 AM
nighthawk fit's Avatar
5 Year Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Posts: 64
I had my "Rear main Seal" replaced at 1888561 miles. When they replace this seal does Honda put in new automatic transmission fluid?
Old 03-24-2016, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Portland Or
Posts: 1,367
Leaks at the junction from engine to transmission can be either a main seal on the engine or input seal on the trans. Same amount of work for either one.. Not a bad investment to do BOTH of them while your in there, the tranny input is usually fairly easy...

500 bucks worth of labor for 40 dollars worth of parts.. ick..
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
04-15-2019 05:35 PM
2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
05-16-2017 07:05 PM
1st Generation (GD 01-08)
04-25-2014 11:58 AM
2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
06-05-2013 12:24 PM
2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
06-03-2012 01:28 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Leaking engine oil or ATF? pics included!

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.