Introduction

In this installment of “Adventures of a Hybrid Mechanic,” our heroPaul of Art’s Automotive in Berkeley, Californiaencounters a Honda Insight with an oil leak coming from the joint between the timing cover, engine block, and cylinder head. Our story begins.

Paul says, “It wasn’t causing a lot of oil loss, but it was making a mess. Our customer wanted to keep her Insight in top condition, and authorized removing the timing cover (which requires removing the engine according to the factory manual) to reseal the timing cover. What better time to become better acquainted with the Insight and take a bunch of pictures of parts normally buried out of sight!”