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Old 09-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation oil issue--it shouldn't bere [here]- help!

okay,
I like to take care of my own car as much as I can- so I'm underneath performing an oil change and see this.... but I don't know a ton about whats going on- gasket between oil-pan and block??

there was residue all over the pan- had cleaned off the bottom already. My garage floor is clean, so there have been no "drips"

Is it a problem; if so how severe?

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There are two causes common with the LS3:

Block porosity - causes leak where pan seals to block

Rear main seal

GM is well aware of them, and there are TSB's on both.


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Old 09-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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There are two causes common with the LS3:

Block porosity - causes leak where pan seals to block

Rear main seal

GM is well aware of them, and there are TSB's on both.


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daaang! I just changed the oil too!

this isn't where my oil is coming from (very possible for the final pick where it the Trans is mounting up to the engine) but not for the leak up at the pan...
thanks for the tsb list. any idea where I can find those with the noted "images"?

Found the images...

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shop wants the car ASAP tomorrow- no such documented leaks at this area yet he says...just at the rear case and the oil cooler. ugh. could be just a faulty gasket or a larger issue he says.

20,000 miles on odo. 1yr old today.
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