How to find oil leak?

Asked by Melissa Aug 21, 2020 at 09:56 AM about the 2000 Honda Odyssey

Question type: General

I have a 2009 Honda Odyssey and have
to put oil in almost daily. How can I find
out where leak is coming from?

3 Answers


If u noticing a puddle on floor it could be from valve cover gasket, oil drain plug, oil filter, oil sending unit or timing chain cover. Clean the engine and see if u can trace the leak where it's coming from.

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If no puddle on floor, the engine is burning the oil.

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clean things up , I use a purple degreaser , it doesn't stink like engine bright stuff , compressed air with a rag to catch the mess , then you can start it and look for the source of the leak , I snugged up the oil pan bolts on my 2004 honda and that helped quite a bit

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