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Old 02-13-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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The car has 174,000 miles run good, but it has an oil leak. Should I sell it and purchase a new/used car or have the oil leak repaired?
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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The car has 174,000 miles run good, but it has an oil leak. Should I sell it and purchase a new/used car or have the oil leak repaired?
I'd get it fixed, unless it was leaking from the head gasket. Where's the oil leak? And how much oil does it leak?
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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There is not an oil puddle under the car when I drive away every day. Don't know where the leak is, but when I drive on the interstate, I have to add oil about every three hours.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:50 AM
 
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if you find a good price for it, sell it and purchase a new one, saves you from future headaches.. once a car malfunctions, it will never be thesame as before, it will just lead to more problems.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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There is not an oil puddle under the car when I drive away every day. Don't know where the leak is, but when I drive on the interstate, I have to add oil about every three hours.
My car leaks oil too. I just keep up on it. I would use a heavier oil and do the same. It will usually cost more to fix than it is worth.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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once a car malfunctions, it will never be the same as before, it will just lead to more problems.
That is just plain silly.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:58 AM
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Do you still enjoy driving the car? How's the car's chassis?

BTW aren't you due for a timing belt change? Have a mechanic find the leak and proceed from there. The oil leak could be from anywhere. Possibly your oil drain plug is stripped from so many oil changes and maybe the oil change places not changing the drain plug's crush washer, so the bolt plug gets overtightened. But I'd keep the car going. And if the engine fails, drop a junkyard engine into it.

If it helps you decide, read some of the pages on this website. Hondas can go forever.

Honda Beat: Honda and Acura News, Information, Racing and Vintage Cars
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Do you still enjoy driving the car? How's the car's chassis?

BTW aren't you due for a timing belt change? Have a mechanic find the leak and proceed from there. The oil leak could be from anywhere. Possibly your oil drain plug is stripped from so many oil changes and maybe the oil change places not changing the drain plug's crush washer, so the bolt plug gets overtightened. But I'd keep the car going. And if the engine fails, drop a junkyard engine into it.

If it helps you decide, read some of the pages on this website. Hondas can go forever.

Honda Beat: Honda and Acura News, Information, Racing and Vintage Cars
When you get your timing belt changed, get a new water pump and get your main rear seals replaced. My 92 Accord had a major oil leak from that location and is common on these cars.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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if you find a good price for it, sell it and purchase a new one, saves you from future headaches.. once a car malfunctions, it will never be thesame as before, it will just lead to more problems.
Wow. If this was true, no one would own a car for very long. Every car has a malfunction over time. Parts wear out. They need to be replaced. And then the car runs again.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Do you still enjoy driving the car? How's the car's chassis?

BTW aren't you due for a timing belt change? Have a mechanic find the leak and proceed from there. The oil leak could be from anywhere. Possibly your oil drain plug is stripped from so many oil changes and maybe the oil change places not changing the drain plug's crush washer, so the bolt plug gets overtightened. But I'd keep the car going. And if the engine fails, drop a junkyard engine into it.

If it helps you decide, read some of the pages on this website. Hondas can go forever.

Honda Beat: Honda and Acura News, Information, Racing and Vintage Cars
How much will you and your BF charge the OP to fix the leak problem?
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