Question about 1997 Honda Odyssey
Oil is leaking from the area between the oil filter and the engine of our 1997 Honda Odessy. there is a device there between the engine and the filter. It leaks from the arrea around the device.
I own a '99 Isuzu Oasis, which of course is really and '98 Odyssey with Isuzu nameplate. 214,000 miles, Cranked it up yesterday morning after 20 to 30 degree temps that night....took middle schooler to class approx 3-4 miles from home and approx 1/4 mile from home- noted severe burning oil smell in cabin and smoke from under hood.. Got it home and observed 3-4 quarts of leaked oil on the ground where I had been sitting just 15 mins before. Thought for sure I had ruined the engine after seeing all the oil in the gravel. Could not believe the leak was so severe, considering this car still runs like a beauty and has shown no leaking or other symptoms in the days before this occurred. Got home later that day and checked filter thinking maybe it had loosened. It had not. Refilled engine with oil and noted oil not leaking or dripping but pouring through area at engine block and oil cooler juncture at filter area. Found this forum and a few others on line and followed the plan , AutoZone: loan-a-tool 30mm 1/2" drive socket is all you need to do the job, except of course the oil cooler seal/O-ring which I got at Honda for 3 bucks. Took me all of 45 mins...no need to dettach hoses and leak antifreeze, just unscrew the 30mm nut and remove the old gasket/seal. Be sure to remove all the pieces, Mine was hard and brittle and broken in 3 pieces. What once was rubbery/pliable would now snap like a pretzel due to age/wear. When I buy my next one of these, and I will, because it is the best vehicle I have ever owned ( and I have owned several Hondas and Toyotas) I will preventative replace this seal at approx 150,000 miles.... this was close to being catastrophic failure- Thanks to this forum and others for the advice-plan to put another 100,000 miles on this baby!
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
Remove the filter and check to see if it has an extra gasket. (sometimes the old one remains on and new filter is installed on top of it.) If the leak is coming from between the engine and the "device" Likely an oil filter mount pad or extension, make sure the bolts that hold it on the engine are tight (Don't turn them really really tight or they could snap) . Clean the area off all around the leak and put it back together. If leak is still there you may have to replace the gasket at the block. If the device is a sending unit with a wire on top, change it...that is your oil pressure sender...they often leak.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Remove the oil filter. Remove the nut holding the oil filter adapter to the engine. The O-ring gasket between the adapter and the engine is probably worn. The replacement cost about $5 at the dealers. I had a lot of trouble trying to install the O-Ring gasket, so I ended up buy a sheet of gasket paper from the auto parts store. I flattened it out, then cut out a gasket to fit on the engine. Now reinstall the adapter and (new) oil filter. Start it and check for leaks. Fill oil to proper level and test again.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
It is an engine oil warmer,have someone take it off,you dont need it,then get a new filter and replace it.
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
My 98 Honda Odyssey with the 2.3 engine has an oil filter mounted on back of the engine, middle ways just under the intake manifold. It doesn't look like it has an oil cooler under the filter but looks like an adapter. Am I correct about the adapter?
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
Actually it could also be the oil cooler itself leaking. Mine cracked on a cold winter night last winter. Part $385 from honda.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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