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Old 03-27-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hello everyone I have a 94 olds lss non-SC and I just did a LIM and UIM gasket replacement now I have oil leaking from right side of the engine. I have cleaned the side where the oil leaks with degreaser and after driving I see a little oil again and it seems to be either coming from my LIM where it meets the engine block or the head is leaking. I have no coolant leaks or any visible problems with my heads except where I THINK its leaking oil. Here'* a video sorry if its too shaky but you can see the the oil leak I need help!
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Do you mean the right side of the engine meaning under the throttle body area? I'm wondering if you might have misaligned the "rear" LIM seal and its allowing oil to escape.

I just noticed your other question about the same thing. Please post only one question about the same thing, otherwise it will confuse people with different replies. Thank you.
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sorry I got confused as to where my first post went....but yes under the throttle body funny thing it only leaks from that side both front and back.....I guess now I will have fun doing it again but at least now I know how to do it
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did you put a bunch of black silicone on the end seal and corners? did you use tread seal on the intake bolts, probably not your leak but it will if you dont
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well I remember moving that side a couple of times but not really remembering if I put anymore on them......so now I guess i will have a fun day off!
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well I remember moving that side a couple of times but not really remembering if I put anymore on them......so now I guess i will have a fun day off!
it'* not too bad changing the intake gaskets, just don't hurry along and make sure surfaces are oil free before you dab your silicone sealer on the ends, use it on both sides of the rubber end gasket.... change the oil afterwards... antifreeze does run down into oil when you pull the lower intake off
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