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Old 01-22-2019, 01:17 PM
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Rear Main Seal "band aid" suggestion

My '04 TL has a small slow leak in the rear main seal. I replaced the PCV already, but at the moment do not have the time nor funds to get the seal replaced.
Its probably sacrilegious, but I need to ask. What stop leak product would you recommend as a band aid until the repair can be done?
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ATP AT205. Not guaranteed to work FYI but its worth a shot
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You can try high mileage oil, or ATP re-seal

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Thanks. I was just reading reviews and watching videos on this product. I'll try it and see what happens.
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I wouldn't use any sort of stop leak but just some high mileage oil should be okay and just put a piece of cardboard under the car
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Use some JB Weld instead of stop leak. It works much better. Remember to mix it up real well before adding to the crankcase.

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I wouldn't use any sort of stop leak but just some high mileage oil should be okay and just put a piece of cardboard under the car
That's the route I'd go as well.

How slow of a leak are we talking? If it's slow enough that it doesn't even cause a change in the oil level on the dipstick, I'd just live with it.
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Originally Posted by losiglow View Post
Use some JB Weld instead of stop leak. It works much better. Remember to mix it up real well before adding to the crankcase.



That's the route I'd go as well.

How slow of a leak are we talking? If it's slow enough that it doesn't even cause a change in the oil level on the dipstick, I'd just live with it.
Ha. I though about just pouring some sugar in with my next oil change. That ought to seal up any leaks.

All kidding aside, I've not yet ascertained how bad of a leak it is. I just know there is some oil accumulated under the car where motor and trans mate.
Seems lots of peeps at BITOG swear by Auto-RX.

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OP, did you happen to have the power steering recall done recently?

I'd just wait it out for a while. These rear seal leaks can stop as suddenly as they start. Good luck, keep us updated.
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OP, did you happen to have the power steering recall done recently?

I'd just wait it out for a while. These rear seal leaks can stop as suddenly as they start. Good luck, keep us updated.
No and I checked the VIN against the Acura owner's site and there are no outstanding recalls for this car, but Ive done some extensive work on the P/S system.
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