Question about 1992 Honda Accord
My name is Joe and I read your post on FixYa addressing an oil leak on a 1992 Honda Accord.
I was able to trace the problem to the oil pressure sender/switch that screws into the block above the oil filter. I removed the oil filter and replaced the oil pressure sender/switch, which was only $7.99 at AutoZone. However, it looks like it is still leaking, and I am not too sure why. Maybe it's coming from somewhere else? It's a very slow leak . . .
What sort of thread sealer am I supposed to use on those little threads on the oil pressure sender switch? I used blue threadlocker, and I am worried that it might not have sealed completely.
When I removed the old oil pressure sender, there was a lot of hardened, grayish, toothpaste-like "dope" around the hole, as if someone used a heavy sealer on the threads.
Could you please let me know if I should remove the sensor and use a different compound as a thread locker? I am 99% sure this is where the leak is coming from . . . Hopefully you can help me confirm this.
I really appreciate any help that you can give to me. Thank you!
Joe Van Riper JoeVanRiper@gmail.com
Check the threads on the new sender/switch. They should be slightly tapered. Some of the less expensive replacement parts have straight threads, try a new part from the Honda dealer. The grey/white stuff is teflon type pipe sealant, this is the correct material to use on the sender threads. Clean the threads in the block very well first.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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