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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #51
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I think we can get it back on topic. Rob, how about an update?
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The only reason this thread should be edited is for the RTV discussion to be put into a new topic and made widely known. Because there is info in here that I wish I knew the last time I did this.

Update....car has been run more. No leaking so far. I will update this more later...already 45 minutes late to a date ( better than last night though...1.75 hours late...haha)
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alright, some were curious about my oil being dark all the time.

here it is with 1000 miles on it. Changed and even dumped an extra quart through the motor when the plug was out to attempt to push the dirty stuff at the bottom of the pan out.

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So far so good. Have about 1700 miles on the new gaskets. Currently there is no smell of coolant in the exhaust...a first in a long time. And the coolant level hasn't dropped at all since the night I refilled/bled the system.
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I dont know, i think mine looks about the same at 1K...
119K on yours.. getting up there, things arnt as clean everywhere.. so oil gets dirty faster.

Unless it the oil on the out side of the rag... then... yeah thats a bit dark
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the paper towel was sitting on my parents kitchen counter.

1000 miles on mobil one not a cheap oil change
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If your engine oil gets dark quickly, this is an indication of ring blow by from a worn engine.
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If your engine oil gets dark quickly, this is an indication of ring blow by from a worn engine.
why wouldn't that suprise me Only has to last a few more years....
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When the car runs good and exhaust shows no signs of smoking or failing emissions... it can also be a sign of a heavy romping foot.

Let'* also remember that this engine was full of gunk and looked horribile internally. This time opening it up, it looks much cleaner and the deposits are disappearing. Let the oil be dark.. that'* the engine cleaning itself.

Next year when you perform the ritual, I'd be surprised if the oil isn't staying cleaner since most likely the deposits will be gone.
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When the car runs good and exhaust shows no signs of smoking or failing emissions... it can also be a sign of a heavy romping foot.

Let'* also remember that this engine was full of gunk and looked horribile internally. This time opening it up, it looks much cleaner and the deposits are disappearing. Let the oil be dark.. that'* the engine cleaning itself.

Next year when you perform the ritual, I'd be surprised if the oil isn't staying cleaner since most likely the deposits will be gone.
I agree... When I got my 91 LE the oil in it was black as tar.... It took a few oil changes to get it all cleaned out... Now its been 8 or 9 months and the oil is still quite clean...

The 95 Is at 5000 miles on the Mobil and is now black... I need to get the oil changed in both of them sometime soon, hopefully today...

CorvetteCrazy, Just get a case of Havoline( dino ) or Mobil ( dino ) and do a couple of oil changed rather quick... Sooner or later the oil should get better, it may take a little while for your engine..

In most any 3800 I have ever seen the bottom end will go before you wear out the rings...

Just being curious.... Do you or have you used any oil during the oil life cycle regaurdless of milage?

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