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Well in fixing up my 03 e with 215k i recently bought, it has apretty serious oil leak. Upon inspection, i cleaned the bottom of the oil pan with brake cleaner, started the engine and waited for the oil to show itself. Unlike most cars its not leaking from a seal or gasket or something easy. Its must have pin holes in the bottom of the actual pan. It is pretty rusty. So i have to replacing the pan....do not try this yourself. I had to undo 2 motor mounts, stripped 5 oil pan bolts, and i used my excavator to pull the engine out just for enough clearance to drop the pan. All in all it took about 5 hours. The good news is that a new pan is only $46. I'l keep you posted on the reinstallation.
 

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Honda must use some S*&! steel in the oil pan- my 69K 2005 has a leak in the oil pan also! Temporary fix with several layers of JB Weld- but the pan need replaced. I originally thought the leak came from a bad drain plug sealing surface.

Also has a damn leak at the block-half joint gasket. Nuts.
 

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I think it is a PA rock salt de-icer type problem....that stuff eats cars!

The stuff they use in NJ is even worse. :mad:
 
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