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Old 08-31-2003, 02:05 PM   #11
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After not being driven regularly for a year, my car leaks a bit of oil, perhaps through the oilpan gaskets/seals/whatnot that haven't been at work for a while. It should go down with driving?

The car has also sprung a small fuel leak; that'll have to be fixed before it goes back on the road.
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Old 08-31-2003, 03:17 PM   #12
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1948 GMC 5 Window Truck w/350SBC - 0 leaks
1990 Grand Prix Turbo w/113,000 miles - 0 leaks (had a large oil leak (1 quart every 2 weeks) that we had repaired a few months ago)
1992 Olds 88 (Sold over a year ago with 193k on it) - 0 leaks
1993 Olds 88 w/116,000 miles ('92'* replacement) - 0 leaks
1995 Beretta Z26 w/89,000 miles- 0 leaks
2000 Bonneville SSEi w/83,000 miles - 0 leaks
2002 Grand Prix w/21,000 miles - Very Very small antifreeze leak, about a dime size drop a day, we are thinking from the IC but aren't sure.


We park the '48 GMC, SSEi, and GTP in a garage with a coated floor, leaks of any size are very obvious. The only fluid that gets on the floor is the water from the AC on the SSEi and GTP and the very small antifreeze leak from the GTP.

So, to answer your question about if it is normal or not, I am going to have to say it is pretty normal to not have any leaks, seeing that none of our 3800'* have ever leaked (except the GTP), and our 3100 has never leaked, and our Turbo 3.1 doesn't leak anymore, and our 350 doesn't leak, I would say GM can make engines that don't leak.
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Replaced the rear main under warranty on Kendra'* car. Had it about a month and it has 40K miles on it. Started leaking on the floor. I was pretty sure it was housetrained but I guess not. It was a lease previously so who knows how they maintained it. I'm sure it gets much better care now.

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my car doesnt leak on the ground anything but water off the ac.... but if you open the hood and look down all that crap is oil soak and nasty lookin! aint too good
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Just as another data point, the '93 now has... um... 105K on it or thereabouts, and no drips that I've noticed, except when the master cylinder sprang a leak and started seeping fluid out around the join with the booster. That'* been replaced now; all dry once again.

Weatherstripping around the doors is another story, but I assume we're talking in this topic about fluids on the inside leaking _out_, not the other way around.
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i got 134,000 miles on my buick and i leak nothing. my girlfriends 99 grand prix with 97,000 leaks oil and tranny fluids.
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