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Vehicles affected: 1995-2002 Passport, 1995-2010 Accord,1999-2010 Odyssey, 2003-’10 Pilot, 2006-’10 Ridgeline, 2010 Accord Crosstour(with V6 engine)

Each side of the engine block has four main bearing cap sidebolts (see Figure 1) that hold the bearing caps to the side of the engineblock. The bolt threads, however, aren’t sealed at the factory, so sometimesengine oil can seep past the threads and the bolt washer, causing a leak oneither side of the block.

Fortunately, it’s an easy fix, so there is no need toreplace the short block. Just remove the affected side bolt and clean it. Thenapply Hondabond HT Silicone Gasket (P/N 08718-0004) to the threads and washercontact area, reinstall the bolt and torque it to spec. To ensure a good bond,make sure you let the sealer dry for at least 24 hours before starting theengine. 

Courtesy of Mitchell 1Figure 1 shows where the main bearing cap side bolts are located.

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