Monte Carlo Forums

Go Back   Monte Carlo Forum - Monte Carlo Enthusiast Forums > General Forums > Monte Carlo Repair Help
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to the Monte Carlo Forum - Monte Carlo Enthusiast Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-07-2011, 07:24 PM
1 Year Member
 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
Default Oil leak

Hey I gotta 07 LS & I've had a oil leak for a couple months I thought it was the filter but I changed it & it still leaks. It's a slow leak but every month or so I have to add a couple quarts of oil. Has anybody had this problem or knows what might be the issue? Don't want to pay a dealer $90 to tell me whats wrong
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-07-2011, 11:11 PM
God_Bot's Avatar
5 Year Member3 Year Member1 Year Member

 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,544
Default

Only way to do it will be to look. Clean it up and then see if you can tell where it's coming from. I've had a transmission cooler line leak, a power steering leak (or blowout might be better term) and a rear main seal leak (total pain in the *** and has not gotten fixed).

I don't know of any common oil leaks on these engines yet, most are still relatively leak free. Do you have the ability to get under the car and do some searching?
__________________
-Garrett
2006 Monte Carlo 3LT (Daily Driver)
1987 Porsche 944 n/a (Project car)
1990 Ford F150 5.0 (Sold)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-08-2011, 05:10 AM
jakefluker's Avatar
3 Year Member1 Year Member

 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: adrian,mi
Posts: 192
Send a message via Yahoo to jakefluker
Default

A quick way to get a sure answer is take it to good quality oil change place,have oil changed and im sure they will tell you where leak is coming from.
__________________
Bossman
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nyc
Posts: 55
Default

My 3lt is leaking oil to the lower intake manifold....in the cooliant housing there is a brownish liqid was told thats the leak
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2012, 10:21 PM
codell17's Avatar

 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 84
facebook.com/codell17
Default

There is a special kind of dye you can buy and you add it to your oil and let it run a day or so with it in there and look around the engine with a black light.. Best of luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-22-2012, 01:16 AM
xxtheshockerxx's Avatar
Monte Of The Month -- October 2011
Monte Of The Month -- July 2014
RED DEVIL
3 Year Member1 Year Member

 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Madrid, Iowa
Posts: 5,604
xxtheshockerxx theshocker75
Default

i had an oil pan gasket leak on my SS. it is hard to identify oil leaks sometimes. luckily i had access to a hoist to get a better look.
__________________

My Youtube Channel
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-22-2012, 12:05 PM
STUMPMI's Avatar

Monte Of The Month -- February 2013
1 Year Member

 
Trader Rating:(1)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Taylor Michigan
Posts: 8,792
STUMPMI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 06LTMonte View Post
My 3lt is leaking oil to the lower intake manifold....in the cooliant housing there is a brownish liqid was told thats the leak
That could be 2 things......coolant mixing with your oil......or you have mixed dex anti freeze with anothe (color) or brand.....you could also have to replace both upper and lower intakes......Until you find whats really going on (probably take it apart) I wouldnt plann on continueing to drive it...you could blow the motor up...and that brings a whole new problem..!!

Good luck..let us know what you found out and how you fixed it!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-31-2012, 11:40 PM
PinklySmooth's Avatar
3 Year Member
 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 64
Default

If you were thinking it was the oil filter, it could be the oil filter housing. There is a small metal/rubber gasket behind where the housing bolts onto the engine block. It started leaking on my car about a month ago. The part is only about 12$ from the Chevy dealer and I had it installed for free (love family connections) so I can't comment on the labor.

Edit, Part number is 12607947
__________________
http://montecarloforum.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=7613&dateline=1400441736
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-02-2012, 08:39 AM
1 Year Member
 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
Default

Preciate it guys I'm gonna try n find out what it is this weekend I'll post what I find
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 PM
lilwing500's Avatar

 
Trader Rating:(0)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinklySmooth View Post
If you were thinking it was the oil filter, it could be the oil filter housing. There is a small metal/rubber gasket behind where the housing bolts onto the engine block. It started leaking on my car about a month ago. The part is only about 12$ from the Chevy dealer and I had it installed for free (love family connections) so I can't comment on the labor.

Edit, Part number is 12607947
I just had this very issue repaired on my 06 with a 3.5. The gasket that was removed was missing the metal center (looks kind of like an apple coring kitchen utinsel) where the metal went I don't want to think about. The gasket was under $10 from the Stealer and installation cost me $75.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
06, 07, 2006, 83, carlo, chevy, don, leak, leaking, leaks, ls, monte, oil, powered, quarts, vbulletin


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.