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Old 05-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #71
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Man, I just went through this entire thread and I am thinking, WTF IS WRONG WITH GM!

I have just over 3K on mine, pulled it out of the garage this morning and there was a pool of oil about 12 inches wide. This afternoon, I put her up on ramps and climbed under with the light trying to figure out where its coming from. Fine sheen of oil on the undercar was found but no source. I'm letting it sit overnight with cardboard under it so I can locate where the drops are coming from.

Then it's going to the dealer so there is no futsing around.

I'll tell you, this really makes GM look bad. The Monte Carlo fiasco with the 3.8 leak with them catching fire and their fix was a piece of tin to direct the oil leak away from the exhaust manifold instead of fixing the leak was an absolute insult. Here we go again. OK done venting for now.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #72
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To address older posts, I would never just let a leak slide until it gets worse. That's just ludacris. Your motor's compression has been comprimised and should be repaired. Really, what's the hang up with just fixing it? Yeah not everyone has an afternoon to lay on there backs, but stock chevy's are leakers. So get used to it. To continue, I'm all for wrenching on your own ride, I do it when I can afford to. But if you have a warranty, take it to a local chevy dealer who had a GOOD local reputation. What's zero plus zero really; you paid the ridiculous amount of money - it comes with the car - if it's not under warranty, you can take it elsewhere to get fixed cheaper with the posssiblilty of better non-OEM parts? I've done it the hard way and have been through 3 dealers so far and finally found one worth revisiting for now. 13 years wrenching on the pavement in a midwestern winter is for the damn birds. You just gotta have your research done and talk directly to your mechanic, cause alot of these service writers don't have a clue. I'd reccomend asking for the tech who is the certified corvette specialist-the service dept by me has one (at least he worked on both my camaros)- and request him everytime you bring it. At least you know your not just getting some douche who's tooling on Aveos all day and works with high compression engines. Taking my car in for the third time tomorrow for oil cooler & seal problems. Have had the car 8-9 months.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #73
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They all do it!
Sounds like a recall to me! Or GM can look at a class action lawsuit and it should be pretty easy to gather names, just look at all the posts.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #74
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The oil cooler is still leaking even after all the gaskets and o-rings were replaced. It's going in for a new cooler this time. It sucks that I have to waste yet another vacation day to deal with this.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #75
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just took my car in they are changing oil cooler and oil pan ...
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #80
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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
2) Pan
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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