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Hello, 2007 with approx 170k miles. I have some oil dripping from somewhere in the back of the engine midway up on the drivers side. Any idea of the possible culprit? It is a very difficult area to see and troubleshoot. I looked from the bottom and can see where oil has dripped, but not the source. Impossible to see from the top. See photo below for better understanding - looking at engine from drivers side - you can see some oily gook accumulating on the green connector (red arrow) so I think the leak is ahead of that up under that mess where they bent red arrow is pointing. Valve cover gasket? Head gasket? or is there some other oil producing exit hole in there somewhere?

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FYI if you find this is the issue, I would replace all seals or it may not fix it. BTW Honda does not make the internal gasket and recommends you replace the whole assembly for $600+ LMAO
 

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Thanks! That's what I had found some other people having issues with. Based on the location of it and the area I am finding oil I am betting this is the culprit. I just have to figure out how to look in there. How hard is it to get to for replacement? It doesn't look easy to access.
 

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These gaskets from rock auto should fix your oil leak. Just beware that a full replacement of your VVT solenoid will be on the horizon if you do not have an engine code yet. Please double check part number and fitment for your vehicle. If the back one is leaking, chances are the front one is leaking also. Check for oil around your dipstick. If so, you will need two sets of these gaskets.
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If the back one is leaking, chances are the front one is leaking also. Check for oil around your dipstick. If so, you will need two sets of these gaskets.
Is there another VVT solenoid assembly? Where is it located? Is it up near the handle for the dipstick? Does it use the same gaskets as the right rear?
 

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The other leak points to look at in that area besides the ones mentioned is is the rear camshaft cover. You can see it in that video with the two studs that mounted the evap purge valve. There is an o-ring that might be leaking, Honda 91301-p8a-a00. You should replace it if you can get at it while your in there.
 
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