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Changed the Vtec gasket again today
Well since I still had a slight leak after replacing the Vtec gasket like 2 years ago, I took a risk and opened it up again. When I did it the first time, I used an inch pound wrench from the top and I couldn't get a feel for how evenly the bolts were tightened and I thought I may have stripped a thread. Since the leak was only very slight I should have left it alone but I had to give it another try.
This time I did it from underneath while I had the oil filter off. The bolts had almost seized in place and were very difficult to get loose with the 1/4" ratchet I was using.
Upon reinstall, I sprayed everything with brake clean and used new bolts from Honda. I tightened one bolt, which loosened the other two, and kept slightly tightening them until they all were what I thought was tight. We'll see if it stays dry now.
2005 EX-L Sedan, i4 + Automatic. over 175K and counting. runs like a clock.
V6 TL-S fsb/rsb
V6 battery upgrade
V6 strut bar
Weathertech floor liners
New vtec gasket
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