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Old 07-10-2007, 11:40 AM   #11
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LOL! You know better than to run your car with little oil in it!
...but apparently MOS doesn't. :P
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will do, the top of my engine is always clean and I tried looking from the top, but didn't see anything. so I guess I gotta start at the bottom. ummmmm How am I going to clean under the engine at the car wash? Guess I gotta get wet huh?
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Buy a box of trash bags, a roll of duct tape, and build a scuba suit if you have to.

But, I'm guessing you got the point about finding the leak, huh??
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Do NOT drive that car to a car wash. Leave it where it sits.
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If he tops off the oill... he shoudl be able to make it.

However..first I would suggest looking for the source. You might not need to clean it. Obviously it'* pouring ouf from somewhere.
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What and where is the rear main seal? So I can get a general idea of the parts I'm looking at while under the engine.. But the only oil I seen was dripping from the top of my oil filter. And it wasn't dripping it was just hanging on the edge of the filter. I haven't drove the car yet since I changed the filter because I haven't gotten any oil yet. My girl has my other car, but I'm going to get some today.
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If the leak is in the vicinity of the oil filter, a likely source would be a cracked oil sending unit. These can leak a LOT of oil when they go. Jack up the car and support it. Remove the RF wheel. Look above the oil filter for a black cylindrical object with an electrical connector. That'* the oil sender. You can start the car and watch it to see if it is the source of the leak. If so, unplug it, and unscrew it with a special oil sender socket (~$10) , then replace it with a new one ($30) and you will be good to go.
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ok ill look and see, it'* been like 100 degrees outside around here and there'* no shade so bare with me about getting this done. Do I have to remove the wheel well also?
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Not the whole wheel well..just the plastic splash shield that covers the area that would keep you from seeing the bottom of the power steering pump.

BTW.. a good set of channel lock piliers double as an oil pressure socket.if you are careful and only touch the metal.
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After changing my oil filter I didn't see any leaks or anything after I drove. My oil pressure still maxes out when driving and it drops to 40 @ idle. Also, I changed my spark plugs from the NGK to O.E.M. AC Delco and it ran a hell of a lot better. I regained like 2000 hp. I'll tell you one thing though I'm gonna stick with AC Delco for now on.
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