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Old 09-02-2018, 07:58 PM
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Leaking oil filter housing / RDX gen 1 2007

Has anyone had issues with their oil filter housing leaking?

drip drip drip on my garage floor.



I think those gaskets might be bad
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:21 AM
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Are you certain the housing is the problem? I assumed you tried using different filter?
I never had this issue, the only thing if you dont tighten oil filter good enough it will leak a bit.
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I have taken my filter to the Acura dealership every time for my engine oil and engine oil filter changes and this has never happened to me in 130,000 plus miles. Make sure you always replace the filter gasket and crush washer every time.
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Are you sure it's the oil filter housing and not something higher up that's leaking down FROM it..? Could be valve cover gasket, oil pump gasket, VTEC solenoid, etc..
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I am not certain where the leak is starting,
No oil on top, sides or front of the engine.

it is not oily inside the oil filter housing or at base of oil filter where it screws in, also no oil on filter itself. The oil seems to be coming out from the block side of the oil filter base.

Also. Only drips if car is running. So needs to be pressure for it to leak.

any new ideas?
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Maybe, the filter is stripped or the crush washer is no good. Did you try putting on a new filter using a old filter wrench?
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Leaking 10 drops of oil every day.


Oil filter housing before repair


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I replaced the oil filter housing gaskets

I struggled. I used about 7 different 10mm wrenches. It took all of them to get the top 2 shorter bolts off. Hardly any room.


Installing it back was even harder! Put the bolts in the housing before you reinstall! You cannot get the upper bolts in if you attach the lower bolts 1st.


after all the work, NO MORE LEAK

hope this helps!

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Interesting, I'm having a massive oil leak and will be having it checked very soon...
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After removed


I used each of the wrenches to get the 2 small bolts off the top

New honda gaskets

Old seals Thin and very hard
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Hey Boxster - as luck would have it, I did this same job on my 07 today. Agreed, it's a PITA to get at the top two bolts. I removed the lower motor mount bracket to gain access to the top outer oil filter housing bolt. (Remove two 17mm bolts from motor mount circled in green, four 17mm bolts from bracket that goes in the red box).



I cut a 10mm combination wrench in half and used the box end to loosen/tighten the top inner bolt.

Too soon to tell if it took care of my oil leak, but my old gaskets looked exactly like yours. Thanks for the thread!
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Pita of a job

your right about a PITA . I thought about removing the lower motor mount. Next time i think i would.

i also cut a 10mm wrench in half too so i could screw in the bolts. Mostly 1/16 per turn. Took hours

thanks. My oil leak is gone
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Thanks for posting about this. I think I have a leak from the same housing. Not looking forward to what looks like a tedious repair.

Probably a dumb question, but I'll ask: do you have to support that mount at all if you remove the bolts/bracket to improve access? I've only dealt with upper motor mounts where you have to jack up the engine from removal/replacement.
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Lower mount

Here is the link to thread i wrote when i replaced the lower mount. Might be helpful
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