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Old 04-18-2010, 06:56 PM
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Hi All,

I apparently have an oil leak that seems to be coming from one of the bolts located on top of the vtec solenoid. To be precise there are 3 bolts that are mounted on top of the vtec solenoid and it is the 1 pointed outward in the same direction as the vtec pressure switch. After unscrewing all 3 bolts and removing the top cover of the vtec solenoid there is a rubber gasket, I went to the dealership assuming that I would be able to order it but the only gasket available is the one with the filter . If any knows where I can order the gasket as shown in the diagram below or what I could possibly do to stop the oil leak please chime in.

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I had the same exact problem and ended up ordering the gasket with filter from the Honda dealership. I couldn't find just the gasket either.
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just buy the kit, it's not expensive
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Originally Posted by s2ke5,Apr 19 2010, 10:18 AM
I had the same exact problem and ended up ordering the gasket with filter from the Honda dealership. I couldn't find just the gasket either.
This one?



The one that I need is the "upper" gasket like the one shown in the 1st pic and not the one w/ the filter that goes between the vtec solenoid and the block, and from what it looks like I wasn't able to find the part number for it

similar to this:
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sorry to bump but does anyone know the part number for the top gasket?
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I have the same question. Who know the part number ?
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:18 AM
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Not available. Need to buy a VTEC valve to get it.
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36172-P08-015 017 001 GASKET, SOLENOID BASE 7.80 5.46


I just replaced one on my 97 prelude, i'd bet they're interchangeable
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Originally Posted by nissanfanatic View Post
That's a different gasket. The solinoid assembly has two halves and there is a gasket that isn't listed for the S. It's number 17 in the link I posted, and looks exactly like the one the OP posted.
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