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Old 03-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #11
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How long since your last oil change? The one location off to the left wheel looks like it could be splash from the oil filter area. I sometimes get oil on top of the subframe when I pull off the oil filter.

Bill'* right. Get under there, see where it'* dripping, wipe it and see if it recurrs.
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How many miles on that car? Buying a Bonny won't help with oil leaks unless it has well under 100K or a newer Ser 2. It seems almost all 3800s leak oil after 100K. Usually oil pan and valve covor gasket related.
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Hans is that more in the area of the front main?

If thats the rear main, the trans will have to come out... And at that point you might just as well replace the Trans front pump seal as well... That doesn't look like a bad leak yet... Are you sure the gasket isn't leaking on the transaxle side?

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well i know when i take my car off the road and it sits for a while it leaks a little bit, but my father said thats because of something to do with the types of seals and then after usin it for a bit it stops...dont know if that helps but i figured id put my two cents in
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I think your car either needs a diaper , or it'* that time of the month...


It'* an olds, what do you expect...
ahhhh shut up bubblebutt!
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ahhhh shut up bubblebutt!

Are the Olds guys getting a bit sensitive?
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Are the Olds guys getting a bit sensitive?
No reason to. There isn't anyone in this thread that wouldn't see my tail after 80mph.
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Are the Olds guys getting a bit sensitive?
No reason to. There isn't anyone in this thread that wouldn't see my tail after 80mph.
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ok enough off topic....I was in a rush and went to jiffy lube...they overfilled my oil by at least one quart (that is after a lot leaked out)...drained out the extra quart and the leak is still there.


It could be the pan gasket but looks like the rear main seal...I will replace the gasket next oil change....
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Hans, if they added an additional quart over and the leak is from the rear main seal, give it some time and it will stop. The rear of the crankshaft, if it gets excess oil, it will whip the oil around the end of the crank, and eventually push it out. That is why many engines incorporate an oil sling behind the seal to prevent such ocurrence.
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Hans, if they added an additional quart over and the leak is from the rear main seal, give it some time and it will stop. The rear of the crankshaft, if it gets excess oil, it will whip the oil around the end of the crank, and eventually push it out. That is why many engines incorporate an oil sling behind the seal to prevent such ocurrence.

you are SO TRUE..the leak stopped acouple days ago!!!!woot i am still selling this thing though, part of my floor mat is messed up so that is a good enough reason
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