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So heres the deal. I decide i need a new clutch, i go ahead order an exedy organic race clutch and ACT streetlite fly. I take to a "Honda/Acura specialist shop" and shell out the cash. Everything seems to be good(clutch and fly), the next day im driving home from work the ATTS light comes on. In addition on the way home i smelled a burning smell. Sure enough i jack up the car and there is oil on my downpipe/header,since the piping gets really hot the oil is burning/smoking. In case you didnt know its a 1997 type SH. I took it back to the place that installed the stuff, and they claim that only honda dealers have the computer to access the ATTS codes. Needless to say im furious and really sick and tired of this car. I have a warranty from these clowns for 12 months on their install, so i might have to become mr. jerk and haul these clowns to court. In any case any help would be appreciated, im more concerned about the oilt tho. My summer just keeps getting better and better :mad

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Where is the oil coming from? And how badly did they have to fuck up the install to get oil leaking all over yoru car and trigger a code.
 

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Well depending on where the oil is on the header/downpipe narrows it down to where its coming from. It has to be something to do with your tranny obviously cuz thats all they shoulda taken apart to install the clutch and flywheel. I bet they fucked up your gasket when doing the install. And its not like they are gonna be like yea we fucked your car, heres a wad of cash. The leak is prolly triggering your atts light also. Im bettin you need a new gasket. I feel ya though dude, its not like you can even drive it anywhere to get it checked out. I had my car towed like 6 times when I blew my motor at 90 bucks a pop.
 

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are you sure that it is leaking oil cause they might have jsut gotten some oil on it when they did the install and now its burning off,


not sure bout the atts though
 

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Well depending on where the oil is on the header/downpipe narrows it down to where its coming from. It has to be something to do with your tranny obviously cuz thats all they shoulda taken apart to install the clutch and flywheel. I bet they fucked up your gasket when doing the install. And its not like they are gonna be like yea we fucked your car, heres a wad of cash. The leak is prolly triggering your atts light also. Im bettin you need a new gasket. I feel ya though dude, its not like you can even drive it anywhere to get it checked out. I had my car towed like 6 times when I blew my motor at 90 bucks a pop.
well, dont worry me and my dad will take care of this ;) even if it means him doing the whole job again. Wat gasket do you speak of?
 

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are you sure that it is leaking oil cause they might have jsut gotten some oil on it when they did the install and now its burning off,


not sure bout the atts though

yah i wiped it off, and it seemed to come back.
 

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There shoud be a gasket between the tranny housing and the block. Metal never bolts right to metal in a motor. Or you would leak out everything. Im not sure what the gasket is called, but if you take your tranny off the block and there isnt a gasket.....bingo. Im not sure what you will need specifically but I think your going to need an engine hoist to lift the motor away from the tranny when its detached, or to hold the tranny and let it drop some when taking it off. They really shouldnt have diped into any of the other parts of your motor that would cause a leak. Also are you sure that its oil, could be tranny fluid also. Tranny fluid smells sweet, one easy way to tell.
 

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no its oil, it doesnt matter.. i have his writing on paper of a 12 month warranty on his labor. He didnt write that there were any problems on his invoice besides a broken endlink. Indicating that this bs was a result of his shitty labor... his is ass is grass, unless he decides to be a gentleman.
 

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My guess would be that when they filled your atts system back up that they spilled it all over. Then again if that was the case you'd think they'd have the decentcy to clean it up. If the light is on for the atts I'd at least check the level. I believe the atts takes three quarts!!
 

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My guess would be that when they filled your atts system back up that they spilled it all over. Then again if that was the case you'd think they'd have the decentcy to clean it up. If the light is on for the atts I'd at least check the level. I believe the atts takes three quarts!!
im very pissed to say the least, you shoulda hooked me up with your shop :(
 

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Ya I just had my clutch done about 1,500 miles ago. The atts, (the part that bolts to the block) is where all the weight comes from. The unit itself weighed about 82 lbs out. It holds like 3 qts maybe a bit more. You also don't have to buy the $15 a quart special fluid. When I changed my transaxle fluid I used regular 5w30 motor oil. You can do the same for the atts trust me. Honda just tries to rip ya, my friend works there and he said markup is 65 to 70%. I've yet to ever have trouble with the atts unit.
 

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Aren't you in cincy 97? I only live in Mansfield about 2 and 1/2 hrs at most! The shop has never done me wrong and they're about 20-25% cheaper on parts. They also have a 50 thousand dollar dyno with wideband! Only thing they kind pissed me off about was scratchin up my new aem cold air intake. I spoke with mark about it and he said he could either replace it or I could pay 150 bucks cash for the clutch install on the sh. Would've been $350 but they do hook it up. Especially if you dedicate your building of your car to them and become a great customer and friend to them like I have!
 

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Ya I just had my clutch done about 1,500 miles ago. The atts, (the part that bolts to the block) is where all the weight comes from. The unit itself weighed about 82 lbs out. It holds like 3 qts maybe a bit more. You also don't have to buy the $15 a quart special fluid. When I changed my transaxle fluid I used regular 5w30 motor oil. You can do the same for the atts trust me. Honda just tries to rip ya, my friend works there and he said markup is 65 to 70%. I've yet to ever have trouble with the atts unit.

yes me either and i have nearly 90k on the clock... well c monday. I was concerned that i may be leaking oil from the block/head... if its from the ATTS unit.. this further puts the blame on him leading to me not paying anything.
 

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The oil filter sits right above the atts unit on our cars. The oil filter could even have a bad seal. Just make sure you have oil in both the atts unit and the motor. My oil light kept flickering and flashing and once I got the intake manifold off today I found out why. I ran my mechanical gauge to the atts sending unit and had to extend the wire to the pressure switch. The wire simply wasn't on the switch tight enough.
 

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The oil filter sits right above the atts unit on our cars. The oil filter could even have a bad seal. Just make sure you have oil in both the atts unit and the motor. My oil light kept flickering and flashing and once I got the intake manifold off today I found out why. I ran my mechanical gauge to the atts sending unit and had to extend the wire to the pressure switch. The wire simply wasn't on the switch tight enough.

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