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'94 Honda Oil Sensor Leak?

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Hope this isn't a topic that's been beaten to death, but I didn't see much about it on the search. I had noticed that my car, a '94 Accord EX, began smoking and that I was leaking oil. I didn't realize how bad it was until the light came on one time and I filled it up and have kept an eye on it.

It was time for an oil change and so I did all that. I saw a drop of oil coming off the oil filter and I thought the guys at Jiffy Lube (I had to have them change it while at school) messed something up, didn't lube the gasket properly, something like that.

After I got it all changed out I noticed that the little wire and the boot above the filter was slick looking, so I guess I'm leaking at my oil pressure sensor. Is this something I can just tighten or does the sensor need replacing (I know it works fine since it made the light come on in the dash). Thank you.
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Replace the sensor, the oil pressure is pushing it's way through the thing. It will eventually blow out and it'll just pump all the oil out at once.

Be careful both removing and installing it, the block is aluminum and easy to damage if it's cross threaded.

They aren't that expensive, you may need a special socket for it if Honda uses that type.

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Cool, thank you.
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I replaced the switch no problem, but I can't get the boot for the wire to stay on there. It's cracked on the end so I'm not sure what to do. I know it's just electrical so it probably won't have any harm if it stays off until I can fix it later...but I just wanted to see what you guys thought.
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I had the same thing happen on our Accord. The boot cracked from all of the years. I left mine as is for now, I guess you could use electrical tape but with the heat, not sure if it would melt.


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Hi all,
When installing it, do I need to put some sealant around the thread? The leaking one has some kind of sealant around the thread. If so, what kind of sealant to use for it?

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use a teflon thread sealant paste available at most parts stores, but use it sparingly, too much can make it not ground properly and turn the light on when it needs to.

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