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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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no oil to topend of rubicon

Ive got a 2005 rubicon and it is not getting oil to the topend. First of all hondamatic seemed to be working how it should be, no noise or anything odd so i must have oil pressure. now ive got engine out and tore back cover off. i traced the oil line pretty much to the subtrans and seems to be clear to that point where does the oil come from before that point any help would be great thanks in advance
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 01:32 PM
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did you have an oil pressure test done? i wouldnt rule that out just by "assuming" that it was working properly
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welcome dude !!! x2 on the oil press check first !!!!

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Welcome to the forums. Looks like the oil runs up around one of the cylinder/head bolts to the top of the engine. If anyone has ever taken the head or cylinder off, they may have used some type of sealant on the gaskets and it may have stopped the hole up where it comes up around the outside of the cylinder stud.

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I agree with Helmut here. Many Hondas had flow restrictors installed as alignment pins between the head and cylinders. These looked like the standard knock pin but had a small hole with a dia. of .010-.015" (WAG system of measument). Over use of silicone sealer has ruined many a top end.
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Was an oil change done recently? Maybe oil filter was accidently installed backwards??

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thanks guys i think i found a blockage in the tiny hole in the subtrans shaft that feeds the back engine cover which then feeds the topend cleaned it out gonna give it a try. and by the way im almost positive that someone was in there before and they used way to much hondabond had to clean both pickup screens out and some misc pieces just laying around
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thanks guys i think i found a blockage in the tiny hole in the subtrans shaft that feeds the back engine cover which then feeds the topend cleaned it out gonna give it a try. and by the way im almost positive that someone was in there before and they used way to much hondabond had to clean both pickup screens out and some misc pieces just laying around
coulda been done from the factory ?..most ppl don't know or use hondabond..they use rtv sealant !..now...honda uses the hondabond..this i know !..it may have been done from the factory !!!. who knows ??. hope it works out for ya !.

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still no oil to top

well put the thing back together and didnt solve the problem so gonna have to check the oil pressure next does anyone know where i can get a 10by 1.25 fitting to screw into the engine. i found a guage just need the adapter fitting. thanks again guys.
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I bet Helmut used too much honda bond or gasket maker at one time and learned this one the hard way!!1

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