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'97 Civic, Oil Leak Issue

Working on stopping a variety of leaks in my beloved '97 Civic EX. Thought I had it done when I replaced the valve cover gasket and the O rings on the distributor and V-Tech valve. That was only a part of the problem, (97 EX, Oil Leak Questions) apparently, as the top of the engine is now dry but I'm still seeing drips under the car. Visited a mechanic who said the lower timing belt cover is loose and oil is leaking from the lower timing belt area. Quoted $500 to fix the leak and replace the water pump and timing belt. Sounds expensive to me . The original water pump and timing belt are on the car and so it is well overdue to have both replaced. But $500 is over the top, in my opinion. Am I wrong? And where would an oil leak be originating from in that area?
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Re: '97 Civic, Oil Leak Issue

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Visited a mechanic
Would he be the same mechanic as before:
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Funny, I asked the tech if there was a gasket of some kind for the distributor and he assured me there wasn't and that it needed replacing.
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who said the lower timing belt cover is loose and oil is leaking from the lower timing belt area. Quoted $500 to fix the leak and replace the water pump and timing belt.
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Sounds expensive to me . ....


..... But $500 is over the top, in my opinion. Am I wrong?
If you can't do the work, you pay to have someone else do it for you.
Price is very reasonable for a shop IMO. I'd insist that OE parts are used if I cared about the car.
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The original water pump and timing belt are on the car and so it is well overdue to have both replaced.
Holy crap. You will be paying a whole lot more if that belt lets go.

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And where would an oil leak be originating from in that area?
Front camshaft seal and/or front crankshaft seal (may be called oil pump front seal). Maybe more, but those are the typical leak areas.
Nobody can see anything in the timing area until the timing covers are off.


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