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So I just got this 2010 v6 tsx with 60k miles. I saw a little oil under the timing cover on the lower portion and saw a lot of people's oil pump gasket has leaks. i know its been 12 years since production but also only 60k miles. the acura dealer was trying to sell a complete oil pump and not just resealing
1) should i go about doing this even though my car only has 60k miles
2) is it just the reseal on the pump or should the whole pump be replaced
3) my parts place carries Aisen brand, from Japan. Should I dish out the money for all Origional Equipment Honda parts
4) do you guys also change the came seals? they look like a pain to get to if anyone has tips
5) any links to DIY with part numbers. Maybe any good online Honda parts ordering places.

I actually own a mechanic/ performance shop and do my own work , but to take the time off customer cars to do this job is quite a bit of shop time, esp if I'm busy. Feel free to add me on Instagram, Tech Craft, I specialize in BMW's and about 75% of my customers are M3s and most like to track drive. This tsx is now my dailey driver car. Any help with any of these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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All the V6 oil o-ring seals (under pressure) fail in the 10-15 year timeframe. They don't seem to fail catastrophically, so I think you have time to plan ahead for replacement. I think you can monitor and if it becomes excessive in terms of large spots on the floor, you can plan to address soon. I do them myself, because I want them done right. There are some private Honda specialists who I trust as well, but not the dealer. It would be great to save for a weekend or a lull at the shop, because it isn't an emergency item.

2. Just replacing the o-ring and resealing the other surfaces with Hondabond is fine, especially with only 60K miles. The OEM pumps are pretty good, and it is generally only the o-rings that fail. If you have low oil pressure then definitely replace the pump with OEM.
3. Aisin is a factory supplier for many parts including timing belt and water pump. I use them exclusively for V6 timing belt kits. I don't know if they make the oil pump.
4. I have the cam seals in stock as well as the tools to replace them, but I have never seen signs of leakage, so I have never replaced them because as you note the risk seems to be high. I assume they are a pain.
5. Oil pump gasket 15115-P8A-A01
Crank Seal 15115-P8A-A01
Oil Filter Housing gasket:
15825-P8A-A01

I would use OEM and have all on hand to replace.

Considering that you have to remove the timing belt, and a kit from Aisin is less than $200, I would just replace it while you are in there. For a daily that is over 12 years old, I would just replace it while you are in there. Aisin TKH002
 

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All the V6 oil o-ring seals (under pressure) fail in the 10-15 year timeframe. They don't seem to fail catastrophically, so I think you have time to plan ahead for replacement. I think you can monitor and if it becomes excessive in terms of large spots on the floor, you can plan to address soon. I do them myself, because I want them done right. There are some private Honda specialists who I trust as well, but not the dealer. It would be great to save for a weekend or a lull at the shop, because it isn't an emergency item.

2. Just replacing the o-ring and resealing the other surfaces with Hondabond is fine, especially with only 60K miles. The OEM pumps are pretty good, and it is generally only the o-rings that fail. If you have low oil pressure then definitely replace the pump with OEM.
3. Aisin is a factory supplier for many parts including timing belt and water pump. I use them exclusively for V6 timing belt kits. I don't know if they make the oil pump.
4. I have the cam seals in stock as well as the tools to replace them, but I have never seen signs of leakage, so I have never replaced them because as you note the risk seems to be high. I assume they are a pain.
5. Oil pump gasket 15115-P8A-A01
Crank Seal 15115-P8A-A01
Oil Filter Housing gasket:
15825-P8A-A01

I would use OEM and have all on hand to replace.

Considering that you have to remove the timing belt, and a kit from Aisin is less than $200, I would just replace it while you are in there. For a daily that is over 12 years old, I would just replace it while you are in there. Aisin TKH002
Ty, I should know this already. Recomendations on parts? I may just go all oe Honda stuff. I deal with this to much
 

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do you know if an 06 honda oddysey van has the same oil pump leak issue?
Yes, I think many of the J35 suffer from this if not all. The 06 is one generation early but is very similar. I think it does tend to leak more from the spool valve gasket on the front of the pump, which is way easier to replace on these. The VVT spool valve gasket on the head (if you have VCM) is the most common oil leak for the J35 Odyssey.
 

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All the V6 oil o-ring seals (under pressure) fail in the 10-15 year timeframe. They don't seem to fail catastrophically, so I think you have time to plan ahead for replacement. I think you can monitor and if it becomes excessive in terms of large spots on the floor, you can plan to address soon. I do them myself, because I want them done right. There are some private Honda specialists who I trust as well, but not the dealer. It would be great to save for a weekend or a lull at the shop, because it isn't an emergency item.

2. Just replacing the o-ring and resealing the other surfaces with Hondabond is fine, especially with only 60K miles. The OEM pumps are pretty good, and it is generally only the o-rings that fail. If you have low oil pressure then definitely replace the pump with OEM.
3. Aisin is a factory supplier for many parts including timing belt and water pump. I use them exclusively for V6 timing belt kits. I don't know if they make the oil pump.
4. I have the cam seals in stock as well as the tools to replace them, but I have never seen signs of leakage, so I have never replaced them because as you note the risk seems to be high. I assume they are a pain.
5. Oil pump gasket 15115-P8A-A01
Crank Seal 15115-P8A-A01
Oil Filter Housing gasket:
15825-P8A-A01

I would use OEM and have all on hand to replace.

Considering that you have to remove the timing belt, and a kit from Aisin is less than $200, I would just replace it while you are in there. For a daily that is over 12 years old, I would just replace it while you are in there. Aisin TKH002
I was just watching a video for the Honda vans and I'm seeing on the oil filter housing a v_tec solenoid gasket that is a larger rubber gasket even with a screen filter. Does our tsx v6 not have that?
 
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