I thought maybe my cam seals or main seals failed, but it's obviously Honda Bond Failure. Will be removing the exhaust to remove Oil Pan and Oil Pump. I will be resealing with Permatex Ultra Black Gasket Maker.
Between the Crosstour owners and the Passport owners, it's enough to make your head spin.2012 Honda Crosstour 3.5L V6 with 251k miles. Same Oil Pan and Pump # as a 2012 Pilot. But you knew that before you asked. Right?
I think age is a big factor too. I'd go out on a limb and say oil pan and pump sealing should be done on your 2nd TB WP job.my guess is they took something out of the Honda bond to make it less bad for environment = not last as long as the older stuff. Hondabond and Yamabond used to be the best of the best case sealer.
I saw that at Walmart yesterday too.Very happy to find Permatex Ultra Black on the shelf at Wal-Mart. 😀 ✌
It's just one of those parts that's difficult to get to. And if it fails it can cause your timing belt to fail. It's got 70k miles on it but the bearing still turns smoothly. I've gone 180k miles on a water pump. I won't do it again though. It's just not smart to try and save $100 when it it fails it could cost you thousands.Why are you throwing out the water pump?