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Front VTEC Assembly Replacement?

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I don't know if I should post this in the 8th gen section or the off topic section but I have a 2010 Honda odyssey (before you smash your keyboard, the odyssey has almost the same V6 as the accord) and the front VTEC assembly is leaking like MAD. My alternator is covered with oil and my lower splash shield is drenched with oil. I don't see any gaskets on the estore and it looks like I have to buy the whole VTEC assembly to fix the leak. #10 in this diagram: Honda online store : 2010 odyssey front cylinder head (3) parts

1) Do I have to take off the front valve cover to replace the VTEC assembly?

2) It looks like the VTEC assembly is installed with hondabond from factory, is there a gasket after all or do you just put it on with hondabond?

3) Can someone find the shop manual instructions for the front VTEC assembly?

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Are you talking about the activation solinoid that controls oil to activate the pins for VCM function. That can leak as it delivers oil to the shafts.

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Maybe this video can help. It's for the I4, though.

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Are you talking about the activation solinoid that controls oil to activate the pins for VCM function. That can leak as it delivers oil to the shafts.
The oil pressure switch? No not that.

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Here is the VTEC assembly. The leak is right below the dipstick, there is not oil in the picture because I just cleaned it. It looks like the dipstick is leaking but its not.


Mods can you please merge this picture in my first post.
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The link did not work...please check it.
Works now but that seems to be a different part, not related to mine.

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Sorry about that video! Here's what I found from a cursory search through the 08-09 V6 Supplementary Service Manual.
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I found out that its called the front rocker arm oil control valve but I just need to find out how to replace it. If it requires me to remove the rocker arms or some other internal things then I'll have to let someone else do it...

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Sorry about that video! Here's what I found from a cursory search through the 08-09 V6 Supplementary Service Manual.
Not a problem! You didn't find anything else?

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Anyone with any advice? Kind of stuck over here, no one seemed to replaced this assembly and can't tell exactly what to do.

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