Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil – 2003-2015 Honda Accord

A15-020
May 30, 2015
01710 Version 1

 

Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2003–14 Accord V6 EX-L ALL
2015 Accord V6 EX-L, 2-Door 1HGCT2…FA000001 thru 1HGCT2…FA002573
2015 Accord V6 EX-L, 4-Door 1HGCR3…FA000001 thru 1HGCR3…FA009704
2015 Accord V6 Touring 1HGCR3…FA000001 thru 1HGCR3…FA009503

 

SYMPTOM

The rear cylinder head cover gasket leaks oil.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSES

The rear cylinder head cover gasket shifted during installation.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the rear cylinder head cover gasket.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket 12351-5G0-A00 Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil - 2003-2015 Honda Accord » small light 1
Intake Manifold Gasket 17105-RCJ-A01 Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil - 2003-2015 Honda Accord » small light 1
Intake Manifold Cover Gasket (upper) 17112-5G0-A01 Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil - 2003-2015 Honda Accord » small light 1

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Liquid Gasket

(One tube repairs about 20 vehicles).

08718-0004 Rear Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Leaks Oil - 2003-2015 Honda Accord » small light 1/20 of a tube

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
1101D6 Replace the rear cylinder head cover gasket. 1.1 hrs 15-020A 12320-5G0-A00

 

Defect Code: 07408
Symptom Code: 05101
Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the intake manifold. Refer to the electronic service manual.
  2. Remove the three ignition coils from the rear cylinder head. Refer to the electronic service manual.
  3. Remove the rear cylinder head cover. Refer to the electronic service manual.

rear cylinder head cover

 

  1. Remove the head cover gasket from the rear cylinder head cover.
  2. Remove any dirt or debris from the cover and its mounting surface.
  3. Clean the cover groove. Install the new head cover gasket in the groove and make sure it seated securely.

head cover gasket

 

  1. Apply liquid gasket on the chain case and the No. 5 rocker shaft holder mating surfaces. Then, install the head cover within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.

liquid gasket

 

  1. Set the spark plug seals in the spark plug tubes and install the rear cylinder head cover.

spark plug seals

 

  1. Inspect the plug seals for any damage.
  2. Torque the bolts in three steps. In the final step, torque them to 7 N·m (5 lb-ft) in the sequence shown.

Torque the bolts in three steps

 

  1. Install the intake manifold and torque the bolts and nuts in three steps to 22 N·m (16 lb-ft),

intake manifold

 

  1. Install the intake manifold upper cover and torque the bolts and nuts in three steps to 12 N·m (9 lb-ft).

intake manifold upper cover

 

  1. Reinstall all removed parts.

 

END.


 

A15-020

 

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