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Old 11-18-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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2013 ss leaking oil

I have 2013 ss with 3200 miles had the oil changed at 1500 now leaking oil running down the filter, had it dealer few weeks ago and they tighten the filter and checked it. Now its leaking again i think its the oil filter will give them one more chance, see what happens
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #2
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Ya,change the filter. I had the same thing happen to me on my srt-10. It was a bad filter.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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They probably left old gasket on when they installed new filter or new gasket is defective. Tell them it needs to be pulled off and inspected not just tightened.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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I have 2013 ss with 3200 miles had the oil changed at 1500 now leaking oil running down the filter, had it dealer few weeks ago and they tighten the filter and checked it. Now its leaking again i think its the oil filter will give them one more chance, see what happens
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I'm sorry to hear about your Camaro's oil leak. Although I understand your displeasure, it's great that you'll be proactively reaching out to your dealer for an official diagnosis. Keep us in the loop and updated on your service visit. If necessary, I can contact the dealer's Customer Experience Managers if you have additional questions. We'll look forward to your updates .

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Old 11-19-2014, 01:21 PM   #5
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They probably left old gasket on when they installed new filter or new gasket is defective. Tell them it needs to be pulled off and inspected not just tightened.


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Old 11-19-2014, 01:23 PM   #6
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LCD on retail oil changes. This is why we DIY.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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I had a bad filter on another car (not Camaro). It was visibly leaking from the folded-over rim of the filter. This was a crappy STP filter. I have never had this problem on a Delco filter, which is what I use most of the time on all my cars.

AutoZone was giving the STPs away with 4 qts of oil. I wonder why?
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #8
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Well took the car in and they changed the oil filter hope this fixes it. With the of filters that are made guess get bad ones. They ask if i wanted the key recall done was like can you do one key they said no and i said no thank you.
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Well took the car in and they changed the oil filter hope this fixes it. With the of filters that are made guess get bad ones. They ask if i wanted the key recall done was like can you do one key they said no and i said no thank you.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:42 PM   #10
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I have 2013 ss with 3200 miles had the oil changed at 1500 now leaking oil running down the filter, had it dealer few weeks ago and they tighten the filter and checked it. Now its leaking again i think its the oil filter will give them one more chance, see what happens
What kind of filter are you using?

I had the same issue happen twice, and here is the reason. Your mechanic over tightened it!

Amsoil filter here.

Just loosen it up a smidgen, leak stops for good!

Try it, report back.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:57 PM   #11
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ac delco filter the dealer did the first oil change for free i think the filter was just bad
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:05 PM   #12
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ac delco filter the dealer did the first oil change for free i think the filter was just bad
Just do what I wrote.

Don't let the Amsoil thing I mentioned stray anything off here.

There is a reason why there is a specified torque figure for tightening oil filters

Contrary to popular belief, tightening a gasket a lil more, doesn't necessarily equate to a tighter more air tight seal. I say air, since the molecules are even small than H2O's.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:18 AM   #13
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I will thanks too tight will twist the gasket and it will leak I used a duralast fuel filter on my cummins diesel and lets just say what a mess it made went over to cummins and got a fleet guard filter and no more leaks. First time in 9yrs used a duralast and it was a pos.
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