Fix Oil Leaks: 1985 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L 4 Cyl.

Honda Prelude Model Years - 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Set Up Paper - Position paper and mark wheels

3. Assess Leak - How to determine if the leaking fluid is oil

4. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

5. Remove Dipstick - Locate, remove and wipe oil dipstick

6. Read Oil Level - Reinsert dipstick, remove and then read oil level

7. Replace Cap - Take off the oil fill cap

8. Fix Minor Leaks - Easy way to tackle minor oil leaks

9. Replace Cap - Put the oil fill cap back on the engine

10. More Info. - Additional information on minor oil leaks

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Video Description

Checking the oil in a Prelude is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Honda have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1985 Honda Prelude. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Prelude. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Prelude is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.

If you notice that the oil level in your Prelude is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more. Your Prelude may have an oil pan leak - this is the gasket that sits between the oil pan and the bottom of the engine. The oil leak repair cost for an oil gasket leak can vary depending on how accessible the oil pan is in your Prelude.

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