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Old 05-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #76
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I found a leak on mine as well last week. I took it to the dealer and had it back in two days. Today I looked again and noticed it leaking. I will have to take it back. Is there a way I can get someone from Chevrolet Customer Service involved to make sure it is done correctly? Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #77
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Had the exact same problem. Replaced under warranty w/ no problems since
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #78
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I had this too. The first time it went in for service, they insisted on only doing the gasket kit. Two weeks later it was leaking again. The second time in they replaced the entire cooler and I've been good ever since.

There is no way that GM is going to assure you that it's done right. They're not even owning up to this being an issue. Every dealer I called pretended that they've never heard of an oil leak issue with these cars. I can't see that being possible given the number of oil leak threads on this site alone.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #79
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The service dealer dropped the transmission on mine to get to the gasket between the motor and the transmission (Manual). I hope they don't have to do that again. I'm taking it in tomorrow and will keep everyone posted.
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The service dealer dropped the transmission on mine to get to the gasket between the motor and the transmission (Manual). I hope they don't have to do that again. I'm taking it in tomorrow and will keep everyone posted.
that would probably be the rear main seal, not the oil cooler gasket. good luck, hopefully it fixes the problem.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:38 AM   #81
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The service dealer dropped the transmission on mine to get to the gasket between the motor and the transmission (Manual). I hope they don't have to do that again. I'm taking it in tomorrow and will keep everyone posted.
Your rear main seal is bad. That is one of the three common areas these cars leak from.

1) Oil Cooler
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3) Rear Main Seal

Some people in this thread had all three going at one time.

Where is Jeff Morris? Jeff, is GM still saying that they have not heard of anyone having oil leak issues with these cars?
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #82
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I just came home from the dealer. They will have the car until at least Monday because they can't start work until Friday. I said I wanted a rental in the meantime. Anyway, I went under the car and a GM rep from Indiana was there. He was not saying much but he could tell I was concerned when I asked why a $40K has an oil leak. It looks like one of the hoses to the cooler was leaking oil and the oil pan looked like it was leaking as well. They will run another dye test as well. The rear main seal was replaced last week but I guess it will have to be replaced when they have to drop the transmission again. They are going to have to take apart the entire front end, as people here at CAMARO5 have said. I said I would like to have it done by one of their best mechanics, but I received the usual placations "All our techs are ASE certified...blah blah. I said if that's the case why is it still leaking after the first repair? I got the quizzical look at that point and the GM rep was not saying much either. I said I want to recheck it for leaks myself on the rack before I take it home. I'm bringing a black light with me to check for dye.

I pray it will come together well. I'll keep everyone posted.

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just took my car in they are changing oil cooler and oil pan ...
Keep us posted on your progress with the fix. If you need further assistance, contact me or Jeff. Thank you.

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #84
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Put me on the list too.... had oil on both sides, not enough to drop on my garage floor yet, but oil change place let me go in their work area to see. I'm not sure I want a Dealership to tear my vehicle apart, may wait until I have Livernois put a Cam in it in the next year or two and have them do it.

I haven't dug into the posts here to find this answer, will my warranty cover this since I have Headers and a tune?
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Put me on the list too.... had oil on both sides, not enough to drop on my garage floor yet, but oil change place let me go in their work area to see. I'm not sure I want a Dealership to tear my vehicle apart, may wait until I have Livernois put a Cam in it in the next year or two and have them do it.

I haven't dug into the posts here to find this answer, will my warranty cover this since I have Headers and a tune?
A tune is grounds for a warranty void. I wouldn't count on GM replacing this part for you. The cooler is a few hundred bucks but not difficult to install.
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A tune is grounds for a warranty void. I wouldn't count on GM replacing this part for you. The cooler is a few hundred bucks but not difficult to install.
DRIVETRAIN warranty void. still should cover gaskets as part of your original bumper to bumper warranty, although if headers = more labor to fix, they may bitch about them.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #87
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DRIVETRAIN warranty void. still should cover gaskets as part of your original bumper to bumper warranty, although if headers = more labor to fix, they may bitch about them.
There are many threads on the topic of voiding your warranty and it seems to take the smallest of things to leave you without one. A recent example is a guy who had his 1/4 mile times (so the dealer suspected) written on the window. According to his dealer, this means he abused the car and it no longer was under warranty.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222401

Sorry about the thread jack, so back to the oil cooler leaking issue...

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #88
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There are many threads on the topic of voiding your warranty and it seems to take the smallest of things to leave you without one. A recent example is a guy who had his 1/4 mile times (so the dealer suspected) written on the window. According to his dealer, this means he abused the car and it no longer was under warranty.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222401

Sorry about the thread jack, so back to the oil cooler leaking issue...
yes I read all the blahblah x 100000 blah blah threads on it. And I can't believe someone would be dumb enough to go to a dealer with 1/4 mile times on the car.
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Hello everyone, my name is Louis, a GM Customer Service Representative. I will be taking over for Jeff on this forum. I look forward to assisting in any way I can.

In regards to Hannibal's post, I apologize, but at this time, there is still no information available within my resources regarding this issue.

george, please keep us posted of the results from your dealer.

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Hello everyone, my name is Louis, a GM Customer Service Representative. I will be taking over for Jeff on this forum. I look forward to assisting in any way I can.

In regards to Hannibal's post, I apologize, but at this time, there is still no information available within my resources regarding this issue.

george, please keep us posted of the results from your dealer.

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Hey Louis,

I wanted to see if you might be able to answer this question. If we have headers and a tune, do you think that the oil cooler issue would be denied coverage at the dealership (whether it's the gaskets or the actual oil cooler)?
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...In regards to Hannibal's post, I apologize, but at this time, there is still no information available within my resources regarding this issue...

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Welcome Louis.

Any reasonable person would say that there is plenty of information on the issue right here in this thread. If we can read it and experience it and see that the issue is happening to so many others, why is it that GM cannot?
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Thanks for your support, Louis. The car is in the shop and I will call for an update later today and post it here. Thanks everyone for your help so far.

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Hey Louis,

I wanted to see if you might be able to answer this question. If we have headers and a tune, do you think that the oil cooler issue would be denied coverage at the dealership (whether it's the gaskets or the actual oil cooler)?
You may want to consult your dealership for this information as to I am unable to diagnose your vehicle. If you would like, I can call your local dealership and set up an appointment.

Also, Louis is no longer taking this forum, he was a temporary back up.

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I have headers and a tune, and the dealership replaced my oil cooler and gasket no questions asked.
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I have headers and a tune, and the dealership replaced my oil cooler and gasket no questions asked.
Good to hear. I'm just waiting to find some time to take mine in. May and early June are completely crazy for me.

Did you have to leave your car with the dealer or were you able to wait on it? I really fear having to leave mine.
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Oil pan was warped and the oil cooler line was bad. Oil cooler was fine. Service advisor said the line had a crimp that was not tight. Have to get a replacement for pan and line. Will not have the car back until next week. Disappointing.

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Good to hear. I'm just waiting to find some time to take mine in. May and early June are completely crazy for me.

Did you have to leave your car with the dealer or were you able to wait on it? I really fear having to leave mine.
The dealer put a new oil cooler on my car in under 1.5 hours. I waited on it to be done.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:52 AM   #98
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I am afraid I might have this as well. My wife texted me a picture of oil drops on our garage floor today. Unfortunately I had to go out of town so wont be able to see exactly where it's coming from until wed. I can only assume this is it with so many others. Sucks!
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Mine was finally finished last week. The oil pan was not sealed all the way and you could actually see corrosion where there was no seal. By replacing the oil pan, I was told the gaskets on the oil cooler were also changed. The rear main seal is new, the oil pan is new and all gaskets on the oil cooler replaced. So far, no leak. They did not have to take down the front fascia. The suspension was involved to get to the oil pan. The car is driving and handling as new at this time. I hope this is the last problem I have. It's somewhat disappointing on a car with only 1700 miles to have this happen. I think this should be a recall.
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Seems like a few of us are winners of the triple crown here.

1) Oil cooler
2) Oil pan
3) Rear main

Welcome to the club, George.
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