Join Date: Aug 2009
location: SoCal, 92220
Thanked 139 Times in 125 Posts
It's also possible that the oil pan drain bolt has had a majority of its threads stripped causing oil to leak from there as well. That's another possibility as has happened to my v6 on top of the oil pan seal.
As for oil pan gasket for our v6, there is none. Honda uses their super adhesive you stated, Honda Bond, to seal between the oil pan and engine block. If you do the work yourself, you'll need to remove the old adhesive from both the block and the pan before putting the new one on.
If you plan on doing the work yourself, it seems pretty easy. You'll need to remove the lower portion of the exhaust manifold that connects to the catalytic converter leaving the CAT onward hanging. That will grant you access to the oil pan at which point you'll remove the bolts. You may need to use a mallet or something to help remove the oil pan. Clean the pan as stated above, apply new Honda Bond to the pan, then wait about 5min before reinstalling the pan to allow the Honda Bond to firm up a little bit. After the wait period, install the oil pan and put everything back together.
If your oil pan drain bolt threads are stripped, you'll need to get a new oil pan, so discard the old oil pan if that's the case. It's said that the leading reason for the oil pan drain bolt threads to become stripped is because the crush washer doesn't get replaced.
How do I know all this? Because I gotta do this to my v6. I've already done the research for you! LOL
2000 2dr. v6 Accord, "Dirty Girl": Greddy MX Exhaust | K&N Drop-in Filter | Magnaflow Hi-Flow CAT | Eibach Pro Springs | KYB-GR2 Shocks | Eibach Sway Bars | Stereo stuff
'97 Thunderbird, "Pearl": L/R 2.5in Magnaflow Hi-Flow CATs | PI Intake | PI Cams
'13 Taurus, "The Bull": 3.5L Goodness