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Old 04-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Coolant leak 2011 RS/SS2

I just bought a used 2011 RS/SS2 Manual LS3 car with 12,000 miles. The other day is saw a little red puddle under the driver rear side of motor. I still have bumper to bumper warranty on it. So it's going to dealer. Any one else out there have this problem. Thanks Eric
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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I just bought a used 2011 RS/SS2 Manual LS3 car with 12,000 miles. The other day is saw a little red puddle under the driver rear side of motor. I still have bumper to bumper warranty on it. So it's going to dealer. Any one else out there have this problem. Thanks Eric
not sure if chevy still uses dexcool but it was orange wasnt it? if its automatic it may be from conv seal,
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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I just bought a used 2011 RS/SS2 Manual LS3 car with 12,000 miles. The other day is saw a little red puddle under the driver rear side of motor. I still have bumper to bumper warranty on it. So it's going to dealer. Any one else out there have this problem. Thanks Eric
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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The same thing happened to me (2SS M6). I was actually going to make a post about it but haven't yet. The other day I noticed a puddle that was clear with red dots throughout and oily. Smelled like coolant, so I checked and my recovery bottle was empty.

Went to the store and picked up Dex-Cool Premix and poured it in. Now this is where I get confused as wayne mentioned above, the Dex-Cool I added was orange but what was on the floor was redish. I opened the RAD cap (to check the level) didnt pay to much attention to the colour but if memory serves me right I believe it did look redish. So why is the Dex-Cool I bought and added orange :S...

Anyway, I crawled under the car to further investigate where the leak was coming from and found this...
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did some more digging online then found this TSB, its leaking from the hose coming right out of the engine and going into the oil cooler. (on the driver side)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106513

seems a lot of other people were experiencing the same problem with an SS.

But I still can not explain the colour difference between the Dex-Cool I bought and what was originally in the car.

So I booked an appointment with my dealer for this Wednesday. Hopefully they fix the issue.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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i hate these push and lock clips, maybe they changed it and i wont have to deal with it... my heater hose on my 93 silverado had the same crap and i finally put a old school fitting in it with screw clamp to fix it
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, it is dex cool, my coolant reservoir was a tiny bit low. I did notice that the oil cooler line where in enters the block looked a little wet. But it wasn't oil on the ground. But if the TSB is correct, the fitting is leaking is screwed into the block where there must be a water jacket. That explains the dex cool. It is actually dripping right above the oil filter. But I'm sure it's running down the rail and dripping. This forum has been a great help to me. I have been wanting to buy a 5th gen Camaro since they came out. Just sold my 69 Camaro to buy this one. Really happy with the car. But bummed it's being bad. I'm sure the local Chevy dealer will fix it up. Thanks again for the response.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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And yes it was orange. Manual tranny so differently not tranny fluid. I can't smile, but it tasted like dex cool.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:23 AM   #8
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I have this same issue. Please let me know what the dealer says for you. See my thread for my experience please. I would like to know why this is not being covered.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349793

Not to hijack your thread but wanted to see what happens for you. After my visit with the dealership I called GM customer care to escalate the issue. I was given a claim number and informed my dealer would call me back. To this day I received NO phone call from the dealer or GM. Why should I have to call back to them. Not happy with their customer service.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #9
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Houston, I will let you know. I do still have bumper to bumper. So we will see. I had the dealer order the fitting first and then I asked them to call me when it came in. That way it's only one trip to the dealer. I'm good friends with two of the tech's at the dealer, so I have a good connection there. It's 18 degrees right now with snow coming. I wont be going to the dealer in the next couple of days. Thank you all for the post.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:10 AM   #10
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I had the same thing happen, the dealer will fix you right up..
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #11
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I am not sure if your problem is this but, if it is leaking from the lines going from the hose coming from your engine block to your transmission (Drivers Side) there is a service bulletin on this. On my 2010 SS with manual transmission. It turn out the treads going into the engine block were stripped. It was a very slow leak, I did not notice until about 2 years and 40,000 miles. The coolant formed stalagmites even. The dealer at first said they would not cover it, I brought the service bulletin with me as always. I told them it was a problem due to bad workmanship, they agreed to fix it at no charge but it took a lot of negotiation. I can't find the link.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #12
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Thank you all, well see what the dealer says. It's a TSB so they will have to fix it. Looked at it this morning not leaking, but it cold in the garage. Probable shrunk up like going into a cold lake. lol. I'll let you know what the dealer said soon.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #13
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I had the same problem about 2 years ago. Turned out to be a loose fitting going into the block (like the picture shown above). Dealer tightened it and all has been fine since then.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:33 PM   #14
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The dealer looked at mine today and decided to order some stuff. I think they ordered a new hose and fittings. Should arrive in a couple weeks, then just have to replace it all.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:18 PM   #15
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Had the same thing happen to my 2011 SS a month or so ago. The dealer removed the leaking cross fitted fitting, tapped the treads and installed a new fitting. Been fine since.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:12 PM   #16
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Thanks a lot, makes feel better. Last 3 times I drove it, never dripped. Must not be that bad. Going to get the alignment today. I'll bring to dealer next week. Storms tomorrow.
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Thanks a lot, makes feel better. Last 3 times I drove it, never dripped. Must not be that bad. Going to get the alignment today. I'll bring to dealer next week. Storms tomorrow.
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Thanks a lot, makes feel better. Last 3 times I drove it, never dripped. Must not be that bad. Going to get the alignment today. I'll bring to dealer next week. Storms tomorrow.
Mine never dripped. But you could smell evaporating coolant after driving it a while. The smel was strongestt right next to the left front wheel.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:46 PM   #19
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Still waiting for the rain to stop, I have the ark half built. lol. I drove it last weekend, no drip, but it is wet right under the fitting for the oil cooler line. Maybe I'll luck out and only have to have it tightened. Thanks for all the help. Really appreciate it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:26 AM   #20
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Went to the dealer last Friday, they removed the fitting, cleaned it up. Then put some sealant on it. No leak, all covered. Thanks again for all the help on this forum.
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Went to the dealer last Friday, they removed the fitting, cleaned it up. Then put some sealant on it. No leak, all covered. Thanks again for all the help on this forum.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #22
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Is this covered under the power train warranty? I have not noticed any coolant under the car but my recovery bottle is empty. My SS is a 2010 with 38,000 miles so I'm wondering if it would still be under warranty?
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:52 PM   #23
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My leak was covered under the power train warranty.
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