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Old 02-15-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy I wanted to be likeTribone, just not like this.

No, I didn't get a kick ass super charger put on my car. I'm rolling in a Malibu insted of my beloved Camaro.

I took my baby in to the service department at my dealership in Temecula to get the oil changed and get the screws removed from the rear decklid. I dropped her off and went on out with the wife to kill time until they called back saying she was ready.

A couple of hours go by and I get a call saying my baby has sprung a leak. It seems that the gasket around the oil pan is leaking and needs to be replaced. I didn't have any oil spots in my garage and my oil level was not low, however the amount of oil that spewed all over the tranny and oil cooler was a bit much.

I had to get a couple of things out of the car tonight and was suprised to see just how much work has to be done to get the oil pan out of this car. The entire front end had to be broken down. The front sub frame has to be completely disassyembled to get the oil pan off of the bottom end.

So, for the next 3-4 days, I'll be crusing around in a Malibu. God I miss my car! Enterprise couldn't even give me a car with a working key fob.

Here are a couple of pic's of the oil leakage. No pic's of the deconstruction of my poor baby. I was too traumatized to get my phone out of my pocket.

Sorry about the crappy quality, iPhone + under car lighting =


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Old 02-15-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Damn, sorry to hear about that. Is it gonna be ready soon?
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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I was told possibly by Wednesday.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #4
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Bummer Dude!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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Too bad, but atleast it was caught before anything happened.

You can still make the up coming meets!
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:06 AM   #7
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That sux bro!! At least its a newer Malibu right?
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:15 PM   #8
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Too bad, but atleast it was caught before anything happened.

You can still make the up coming meets!
I'll be at the meet in Temecula. I can't make the one on the 20th.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:16 PM   #9
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That sux bro!! At least its a newer Malibu right?

Yup, not a bad ride, but it's no Camaro.

At least they found it before the S/C went on. I'd have to go postal if they tried to not fix her.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:27 PM   #10
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That sux dude, here's to a speedy recovery!
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #11
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So how common is that? When I changed my oil, I noticed some around the pan and tranny, but it wasn't as much as in your pictures.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:49 PM   #12
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Just keep thinking, the glass is half full...They found it before it became a Big problem!!!
I wonder how many other people just ran out and checked their car?

Hope you get your car back soon!!!
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #13
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So how common is that? When I changed my oil, I noticed some around the pan and tranny, but it wasn't as much as in your pictures.

MTCWBY said he had a loose oil cooler. Other than the two of us, I haven't heard of anyone else having an issue. Both of us are well over 12K miles also.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:38 PM   #14
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Just keep thinking, the glass is half full...They found it before it became a Big problem!!!
I wonder how many other people just ran out and checked their car?

Hope you get your car back soon!!!




Got the call tonight!!! Pick her up tomorrow morning!!!
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That sux dude, here's to a speedy recovery!

Thanks! I wanted to camp out at the dealership but the wife said no.
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Got the call tonight!!! Pick her up tomorrow morning!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:03 AM   #17
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Just keep thinking, the glass is half full...They found it before it became a Big problem!!!
I wonder how many other people just ran out and checked their car?

Hope you get your car back soon!!!
I always think, "Who the heck drank my water?!?!? "

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Got the call tonight!!! Pick her up tomorrow morning!!!
Dude, i'm sorry to hear about your car, but I'm glad to hear that you are getting your car back!
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #18
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this reminds me, when I was with the group during the Hurst shifter install at Hurst Office, 2 cars ahead of me on the lift had oily bottoms, same spot as yours.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:45 AM   #19
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this reminds me, when I was with the group during the Hurst shifter install at Hurst Office, 2 cars ahead of me on the lift had oily bottoms, same spot as yours.
I forgot about that one!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:50 AM   #20
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Well, I got her back home tonight. The dealship took VERY GOOD care of my baby! They even did the touch up paint on the front clip where it was rubbing the fenders.

She looks brand new again!


No other issues than the oil pan gasket. Well that and a lot less rubber on the tires than she had yesterday! I missed her and had to show her how much.
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glad to hear you got it back!!!!
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