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Old 06-29-2014, 04:43 AM   #11
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So removing the tire, and then the splash guard behind the tire will not let you get to it?
If not I am not sure how you can get too it, usually removing the tire, and then that spash guard behind the tire allows you to get to it.
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Default Hey Guys Here is the Update Of the Oil Pressure Gauge Problem..

I Know it'* been a while. But, I Found out that I'm Leaking oil From and around the Front Valve Cover, Onto the Block and Exhaust Manifolds/Pipes, But Not Very Much as I don't have to Top up the Oil With normal driving. The Rear Valve Cover is Ok, No Leaks Or Oil Wetness anywhere There, Just The Front. The Car Runs Beautifully, Smoothly and Quiet as it should, No Stutters, No Misfires, No nothing, Just that Oil Leak.
At the Time I made the video & posted the Question, I was driving the car daily, So the Oil would usually burn off the exhaust lines and the Block. But, when I parked it for a long time like 3 Weeks to A Month, that'* when I Noticed the Oil soaking on the Exhaust Tubes and around the front Block area.
So Idk if any one of You Reading This have had/experienced this issue?
Now My Question is - Since I don't have any Knocking Sounds that would suggest Oil Starvation to any engine part - Will Just Changing The Valve Cover Take Care Of this or is there More to it?

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Default Hey Guys Here is the Update Of the Oil Pressure Gauge Problem..

Also On a side note, why does it seem like all the Different Pontiac Models and their Threads are now in One? Bonnevilles, Trans Am'*, Grand Prix & Grand Am'* etc Used to have their own section, But everything seems to be all tied up in On now, Is it Me/My Computer Or thats the Way its Made to be now??.

- That'* Weird...

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Bonnevilles have their own distinct section. How are you seeing the mix?
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Bonnevilles have their own distinct section. How are you seeing the mix?
Normally When I come on the site and go to "GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat" Then select Pontiac It usually shows Me the different Models of Pontiac sections I wish to dive into, but now, as Soon as I click Pontiac, It just shows all the Pontiac threads without showing the Different Models to select. There is a Section for Bonnevilles alright, But It says "Mechanical and Maintenance Only (no chat or performance)" I'm aware of that one, That section have always been there. But The one right above it is what I'm talking about and the link I usually go to..

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From what you are saying it sounds like it is just that valve cover leaking, if so then fixing it should solve your problem.
I'd still check for leaks from time to time after you replace it.

A single Valve Cover gasket is around 3.20 on Rock Auto, FEL-PRO Part # VS50320R
You may need to replace the grommets as well.
6.56 for a whole set of grommets, FEL-PRO Part # ES72833
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From what you are saying it sounds like it is just that valve cover leaking, if so then fixing it should solve your problem.
I'd still check for leaks from time to time after you replace it.

A single Valve Cover gasket is around 3.20 on Rock Auto, FEL-PRO Part # VS50320R
You may need to replace the grommets as well.
6.56 for a whole set of grommets, FEL-PRO Part # ES72833
Ok thanks. I don't know if You'd be knowledgable about this.. But I need to understand something though.. I know Low Oil Pressure Means that Oil Clearance in Bearings is Out of Spec Or in other words, Bearings not maintaining Oil Pressure.
So Does a Leak - such as the one I have, cause the Oil Pressure gauge In Dash to register High/Max?
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The only time a leaking valve cover causes low oil pressure is when you let the oil level get too low. If you are topping off the oil to compensate for the leak it is not the source of your oil pressure problem.

Did you change the oil pressure sending switch yet?
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