2008-2010 Honda Odyssey Front VTEC Gasket Replacement DIY

2008-2010 Honda Odyssey Front VTEC Gasket Replacement DIY

Here is how to replace the front VTEC gasket on a 2008-2017 honda odyssey. This video will also apply to accords, pilots, etc that have the same assembly design.
Parts and tools listed below:
Gaskets 15845-R70-A01 (https://amzn.to/2rKF2tI) 15815-R70-A01 (https://amzn.to/2IRpH4a)
OEM spool/VTEC valve assembly: https://amzn.to/2TMCTdb (if you want to replace the old gaskets with OEM gaskets)
Pick tool set: https://amzn.to/2KNk59F
Angled pliers: https://amzn.to/2PhWHlD
Ratchet: https://amzn.to/2SpW0sd
Socket set: https://amzn.to/2PhYpDg
Ratchet and socket set: https://amzn.to/2PhYqHk

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awd4dr says:

Replaced my gaskets and they did not fit well. Installed them anyway and I still have a leak. The gaskets were low quality and was obvious that there was zero quality control based off of all of the extra gasket material from the molding process. Guess I need to buy a new OEM spool valve now. Wasted 20 dollars on those garbage gaskets.

Mark Kelley says:

Hi, does anybody have a video that shows how to completely change the whole spool valve (front) for 2010 Odyssey? Going to try this gasket fix but would like to know how to change the valve assembly if any leaking happens again.

Rich Wachtel says:

I was wondering how oil was collecting around my dipstick. Great video and looks like a pretty easy fix.

Juan Pelaez says:

This is really good video. I was being asked to pay over $500.00 to fix the leak. I bought the gaskets on Amazon for 12 dollars and without any experience, first time car owner, I managed to follow the video instructions and did it. Beware one of the two little metal pieces that hold the solenoid came off and fall. After a while thinking I messed up, I finally found it by the radiator fans. I was very lucky and finished the project. No leaks so far.

MrRangerZr1 says:

Parts and tools:
Gaskets 15845-R70-A01 (https://amzn.to/2rKF2tI) 15815-R70-A01 (https://amzn.to/2IRpH4a)
OEM spool/VTEC valve assembly: https://amzn.to/2TMCTdb (if you want to replace the old gaskets with OEM gaskets)
Pick tool set: https://amzn.to/2KNk59F
Angled pliers: https://amzn.to/2PhWHlD
Ratchet: https://amzn.to/2SpW0sd
Socket set: https://amzn.to/2PhYpDg
Ratchet and socket set: https://amzn.to/2PhYqHk

Anthony Ramirez says:

Thank you so much for this video, well made. Im pretty sure that's my problem cause I see oil on top of my alternator. Thank god my alternator still good. Will order gaskets right now and take care of it. Thanks again.

Ron Dail says:

I would to have a $1 for every time MrRangerZR1 has taken the top cover off a 3.5L engine!

SouthpawAutoworks says:

Thank you for posting this video…and a link to the necessary parts. I was unable to find them locally. However, your links to online suppliers have alleviated that headache. Very helpful video. Thank you.

thurm101 says:

Just got my gaskets. Changed out both of them. One of the gaskets wouldn’t stay in place. But I think I held it in place enough to tighten the 3 bolts. Got them all tight evenly. So wish me luck with this easy procedure. I compared the old gaskets with the new ones. Those old ones were just flat and one of them kind of broke apart. I hope this fixed the leak.

Shawn Crow says:

Hi, both links go to the same part…can’t find 15845-R70-A01

First Last says:

Hello . Love your videos .
I subscribed a few weeks ago .

Question for you sir .
Got a Multiple missfire 🙁

P0300 p0304 P0305 P0306
I CHANGED SPARK PLUGS
I CHANGED COILS
FRESH OIL CHANGE VERIFIED THAT IT WAS FULL ON DIPSTICK.
CLEANED THE EGR Valve .
Changed PCV valve .

Still same codes .
08 odyssey .
Loss of POWER .

Can the VCM cause this ?
I clear the codes . Start the vehicle again just on driveway at home and there comes the check engine light again . Engine shakes .
Missfire .

ANY IDEA WHATS HAPPENING ?
THANKS MAN .
OTHERWISE WILL HAVE TO TOW IT TO SHOP 🙁

CAN THIS VTEC PART YOU ARE CHANGING FILTER ON BE THE REASON ? man im lost . I have checked all Hoses and all conections . Im about to give up .

Andres Lopez says:

Hello I've been having issues with frying alternators. Found this leaking, hopefully this will fix the issue.

desautomatix says:

I put both gaskets. They lasted 2 months. :/ Leaking again.

ibewcountry says:

Damn, I couldn't find the gasket last year, had to buy the whole solenoid, at almost $500 Thanks for sharing this for people.

MrRangerZr1 says:

Link for gaskets in the description.

shanz3n5 says:

I hope this video and comments are still alive. My friend has a 2010 Accord Ex V6. I believe I just need to replace the o-ring gaskets on the upper half. Her car died while driving and she towed to dealer. They wanted $1800 to replace the fried alternator and the spool valve. Alternator apparently died from oil dripping down into it from a leaky spool valve.
I replaced the alternator for under $200.
The VIN is 1HGCP3F87AA005541
The Honda PN for the whole valve is 15810-R70-A04.
These gaskets should work correct? Do you have a link to purchase them?
Thank you

GIO NETWORK says:

Hi, MrRangerZr1 those gaskets are new right? Are those made by Generic Manufacturer? I mean if I replace those gaskets, I don`t have to buy the valve from Honda right ? (whole valve 15810-R70-A04) thanks!

Lucas Lutz says:

Hi, does this fix and replacement part numbers work on 2008 honda accord V6? thank you!

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