Valve cover gasket leaking on '17 Type R

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Just wanted to add to the collection.

2019 type r with 9k miles

Noticed it when attempting to install catch can. Anybody in Los Angeles area know a good dealer service department?

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Yup. leaking. That's how mine looked.
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OHHH YEHHH BABY I have it too :headbang: Over here at the dealership last minute for inspection. Car is bonestock.
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OHHH YEHHH BABY I have it too :headbang: Over here at the dealership last minute for inspection. Car is bonestock.
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Where is that location in the engine bay for some reason I can’t find it lol. (Noob here)
 

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NVM Others posted it lel
Behind the head, near firewall. They actually found more on the otherwise. This will definitely be a warranty job. The service advisors were Trollin hard asking me if I was sure I didn’t spill oil back there on purpose :innocent:
 
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Behind the head, near firewall. They actually found more on the otherwise. This will definitely be a warranty job. The service advisors were Trollin hard asking me if I was sure I didn’t spill oil back there on purpose :innocent:
Lol wow. Which dealership so I don't go there.
 

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UPDATE::

Got my car back. Dealership was quick to address it, luckily they had a gasket in stock. So far so good. No leaks. Will probably check back in 5k miles. Good luck to all who have to address this in the near future.
 

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Happens to other civics as well

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Well you can add me to the list. I was changing my oil and took a look on the backside of my valve cover and sure enough there is oil and dirt residue back there. Thanks for the heads up. I will be taking it in next week so they can look at it. Still under warranty so that’s good. This is just on my 2.0, my 1.5t is still dry.
 

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Well you can add me to the list. I was changing my oil and took a look on the backside of my valve cover and sure enough there is oil and dirt residue back there. Thanks for the heads up. I will be taking it in next week so they can look at it. Still under warranty so that’s good. This is just on my 2.0, my 1.5t is still dry.
:headbang: Good luck there friend! Lots of vehicles affected.
 

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I just checked mine today. It's also leaking.

8200 miles :( Super sad face.
 

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Time to get it fixed and also check your fuel pump recall.

According to the website no fuel pump recall for me. I do need to get it fixed though. I wiped up the oil today with a paper towel to see how quickly it is leaking. Checked my oil level today and I think I am ok.
 

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According to the website no fuel pump recall for me. I do need to get it fixed though. I wiped up the oil today with a paper towel to see how quickly it is leaking. Checked my oil level today and I think I am ok.
I, too, had 8k miles when I took it in. Oil levels were fine. Typically the valve cover leak is too little to be a big issue but it's just unsightly. Did you take photos? I'm afraid Honda will say no oil leak since you wiped it up. Unless it's puddling again
 

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I, too, had 8k miles when I took it in. Oil levels were fine. Typically the valve cover leak is too little to be a big issue but it's just unsightly. Did you take photos? I'm afraid Honda will say no oil leak since you wiped it up. Unless it's puddling again

Oh yes. I for sure took photos.
 
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