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Acura rdx engine oil leak

Acura rdx engine oil leak

Accura has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) to address an Acura rdx engine oil leak problem on 2007-11 Acura RDX trucks. If oil is leaking from the lower right portion of the valve cover, the cause is paint overspray at the factory. Apparently paint was sprayed onto the gasket groove in the valve cover and that paint has made a pathway for the oil. Acura recommends removing the valve cover and lightly sanding off the paint with a fine grit sandpaper wrapped around a body putty spreader. However, first cut the spreader to 1½-in. width before sanding. Then re-assemble.

The applies to all 2007-10 Acura RDX models
2011 Acura RDX 2WD models VIN 5J8TB2…BA000001 through 5J8TB2…BA001016
2011 4WD models built from VIN 5J8TB1…BA000001 through 5J8TB1…BA000980

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