.50$ ORing....

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  1. zant

    zant Well-Known Member

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    So I was just about to put the glow fluid in the oil in the 98Accord to find oil leak-really looked like it was the pan gasket.Found a guy called HondaTech/ on search-he talks about the usual places they leak(pan/dist.bushing)but said to check VTEC gaskets-I cleaned entire area with elec cleaner-replaced them for 12$....and then-he said the oil pressure sender-SHAZAM...stupid thing was leaking a qt every 300m.....took off sending unit-yep stupid clowns put an o ring rather than a tapered shaft.....grabbed a super duper MB oring,put on-have driven 400m and does'nt leak a drop......K I S S.....
     
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    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Is it the same $0.50 O-ring that caused the space shuttle to blow up?:confused::)
     
  4. Nor Cal Mikie

    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    More than $0.50 but it WAS the O ring "thing" that caused the problem. Only problem was the fact everybody was scared to speak up for fear of getting the AX!! So.....:oops: That's government/politics for you.:(
     
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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  6. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    I would have done the dye thing first to verify any and all leaks.

    Wait until your cam and crank seals leak, lol

    My 2000 Accord was as dry as a popcorn fart
     
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    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    What is this dye y'all speak of?
     
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    I know they do this for radiators, so I assume it would also work for the oil system.

    A fluorescent dye is added to the radiator (or the crankcase). The car is then driven long enough to get it hot and to get pressure in the system.

    Then you take it into a dark room and inspect it with a black light. Anywhere there is any type of leak there will be a green line, showing where the fluorescent dye got out.
     
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    I've only heard of dye for a/c systems.
     
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    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And that black light can also be used to look at pictures of Elvis. :D:D:cool::cool:
     
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    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    And coolant, and gear oil, and engine oil, and power steering fluid and transmission fluid and ...
     
  12. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well I guess that's a great thing for new techs that can't figure where a visible fluid is leaking from.
     
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    I kept putting off fixing a transmission line leak for acouple months, it was tiny but bad spot to reach. Just kept adding fluid.
    Finally just stopped at transmission shot and they patched line instead of replacing. Charged less than $5. I's poured more fluid than that through the leak.
     
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    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    Where it works best is when the engine is so filthy from multiple leaks or having gone so long it's hard to tell where it's coming from. Like finding Waldo, just put a fluorescent hat on him
     
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    300m is that meters or miles:D Chevrolet would be meters
     
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