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This video shows you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 2008 Honda Ridgeline and how to tell if the fluid leaking from your Ridgeline is oil, how to check your oil level and how to fix the oil leak. Low oil levels can wreck your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 2008 Ridgelines with the 3.5 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Ridgeline, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Make sure that your engine is cold and that your Ridgeline is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Ridgeline if you need help figuring out what type of oil is leaking from your Ridgeline.
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Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6