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CRX SiR b16a oil leak

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by azazelllo, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. azazelllo

    azazelllo New Member

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    Hey guys, i have an oil leak pictured below, around the vtec solenoid.

    http://67.55.76.55/crx/leak_3.jpg

    It looks like i need to change upper gasket, and/or head to solenoid gasket?

    On my CRX, the B16A comes with Y-1 and LSD, which means it came from 90-91 CRX SiR, therefore it's a OBD-0. At first I need the part# from 94 Del Sol Vtec or 99 Civic Si, but then i found this post (exactly my issue)

    Honda-Tech.com: Honda CRX / EF Civic: DIY CRX JDM B16 Vtec solenoid gasket change
    This post talks about the part from 90-91 Acura NSX

    Which dealer and part # do i need, from which model?
    I appreciate your help!
     
  2. azazelllo

    azazelllo New Member

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    solution

    Ok, after a bit of digging online it appears that the answer for JDM CRX SiR B16A/OBD-0 Vtec solenoid gasket is:

    1991 NSX part # 15825-PR3-005

    Source:
    Honda-Tech.com: Honda CRX / EF Civic: JDM B16A1 VTEC Solenoid Gasket

    WHAT else that leak may be? Can it be cam seal or head gasket in addition?
     
  3. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    you positive its coming from there? I had a simimlar leak and it came from my distributor. Get a new gasket from Honda. All b16's should be the same. Take the screen off and clean it real good and replac it. its a simple fix.
     
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    Jixer615 New Member

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    degrese it real good, run it awhile, hit the vtec alittle and look again at it, if its the vtec, i would change the spool valve and filter, it only cost $11.71 from Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store

    make sure your valve cover is tight and the valve cover gasket around the valve cover is not leaking around the round part of the cam.
     
  5. azazelllo

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    Thanks, guys. I will replace cam seal and vtec solenoid seals.
     
  6. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    yesh, on mine when it leaked there, i just had to replace the valve cover gasket and add a lil extra RTV sealant there

    g'luck. hopefully it isnt a biggie!
     
  7. azazelllo

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    Thanks, YBLEGAL. I'll update the thread with what I did to fix as soon the parts arrive from the dealer.
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    Looks like either the distributor o-ring, cam plug, or the VTEC solenoid gasket. Wouldn't hurt to change all of them since they are all problem spots for oil leaks on older Honda engines.
     
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    Hey Guys, thanks for your help. I replaced 2 vtec solenoid seals, 2 cam seals on the driver side and a cam plug seal on the passenger side. Changed the valve cover seal as well. Looking good now.

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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