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Old 10-06-2008, 11:32 PM   #11
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If you can tell from this picture, the oil is puddling on top the head in a cavity under this hose. This is the hose that is attached to the intake and the other end to the master cylinder. Not sure what that is or what it is for. I also am having a hard time telling if it came from a valve cover or from the intake gasket. If I remember from my old monte carlo, if I get a gasket set, it will come with the valve cover, intake and head gasket..?? Don't recall for sure.. Let me know if you need a better picture, but it is hard to get the camera in that small opening. I also cleaned up the oil, so I can see if I can trace where it is coming from.
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That hose is for your power brakes. It looks like the oil is coming from the valve cover.

forgive me, I forget what engine you have.

This is for L36
INTENSE-Racing.com: Valve Cover Gaskets (L36)

This is for L67
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All you will need is a valve cover gasket.
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Cool, that would be excellent if that resolves it. I will replace the valve cover gaskets this weekend and monitor the oil consumption. Do you have any idea what would cause the hesitation or jerking that I am experiencing once and a while. This did no happen until I changed the trany fluid and filter. Now the one thing I noticed was there was a thin piece of metal in the bottom of my waste oil bucket when I dumped the old tranny fluid out. I can take a picture of it, but I think it was just a piece off the old filter. Maybe I could be wrong, and that is what is causing my jerking..
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Here is a picture of the part that was in the old oil after changing the tranny fluid and filter. I didn't see anything fall, that is why I assumed it came off the old filter somewhere..
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Update, for the valve cover gaskets, for now, I just tried to snug the bolts a bit. I did purchase new ones just in case. However; the hesitation or Jerking I was experiencing. Well the picture I posted above of the part. Well it seems that little part holds a plate in place so tranny fluid stays up inside a resivor in the side of the tranny. I took the pan cover off, and found where this piece fell from. Put it back in place. After that I found I had to add a whole nother quart of fluid to fill it. Took it for a ride and crossing my fingers, but the hesitation seems to have gone away.
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Not sure if that is from the filter. I don't recall seeing anything that looks like that in the tranny. It looks like a part of the filter though.
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Ya, it is from the tranny, my post just above yours tells my fun story... I thank you for all your replys and help...!
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It'* no problem at all. that'* why I'm here.
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That part is from the transmission. It probably came down as you worked the filter out. It sits above the filter, about in the area where I put the arrow. There is another shorter piece that is attached to two posts above where that one goes. The one you have goes over that, one side to the same post the smaller one attaches to, the hump goes over the post that holds the shorter piece, with the other end to a 3rd post that is farther out.
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JAMALA00 - I've had the same hesitation and oil consumption in my car. It'* hard to start when warm too. I recently cut the cat out and replaced it with a straight pipe thinking the old plugged cat might have been some of the problem. It wasn't. Not only did it not fix the rough idle and hard starts but now I'm losing oil somewhere!!! Same as you - I don't know where it'* going. Plugs and exhaust are clean. Also using a ton of gas all of a sudden. So this week I'm putting a Goerlich cat on and doing a fuel pump as well. A few guys think the check valve in the fuel pump is shot and leaking down pressure so it'* hard to start. Do you still have problems??
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