Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000

Oil Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.

2.2L, 2.3L and 2.7L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil into a sealable container.
  6.  
  7. Install the drain bolt with a new gasket. Tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Remove the front wheels and the splash shield.
  10.  
  11. Remove the center beam.
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Fig. To gain access to the oil pan, remove the center beam-2.2L and 2.3L engines

  1. Detach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts from the support bracket on the exhaust pipe.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter.
  6.  
  7. Remove the exhaust pipe and discard the gaskets.
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  9. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the converter cover.
  10.  
  11. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the clutch cover.
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  13. Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts (in a criss-cross pattern) and the oil pan; if necessary, use a mallet to tap the corners of the oil pan. DO NOT pry on the pan to get it loose.
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  15. Clean the oil pan mounting surface of old gasket material and engine oil.
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To install:

  1. Install a new oil pan gasket to the oil pan. Apply liquid gasket to the corners of the curved section of the gasket.
  2.  
  3. Install the oil pan to the engine.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan nuts and bolts and tighten the nuts and bolts in sequence. Tighten the nuts and bolts in 2 steps to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  6.  
  7. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the torque converter cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. If equipped with a manual transaxle, install the clutch cover. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the exhaust pipe with new gaskets and new locknuts. Tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the manifold to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)and tighten the nuts attaching the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Install the bolts to the exhaust pipe support bracket and tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Attach the Oxygen sensor (O 2 S) electrical connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the center beam and tighten the mounting bolts as follows:

    Prelude: 43 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
     
    Accord: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     

  16.  
  17. Install the splash shield and tighten the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the front wheels.
  20.  
  21. Lower the vehicle and fill the engine with oil.
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  23. Connect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  24.  
  25. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-2.2L and 2.3L engines



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Fig. Oil pan tightening sequence-2.7L engines

3.0L Engine


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Fig. Tighten the oil pan bolts in three steps, in sequence, to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine undercover.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil and replace the drain plug.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  10.  
  11. Remove the oil pan mounting bolts.
  12.  
  13. Hammer a seal cutter between the engine block and oil pan to break the seal.
  14.  
  15. Remove the oil pan.
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To install:

  1. Clean the oil pan flange and engine block mounting surface.
  2.  
  3. Apply sealant to the oil pan flange. Be sure to apply sealant toward the inside of the bolt holes.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pan on the engine. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 8.7 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the exhaust pipe.
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  9. Install the undercover.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  


WARNING
Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.

  1. Refill the engine with the correct amount of oil.
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

 
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