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Old 06-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Leaking oil

My 5.0 leaks oil but only when it's running? And shortly after.. But wont leave a puddle if it's just sitting..? :Confused: :S
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Change they oil pan screw
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I'll do that but I feel like its coming from higher. I did have a camaro once (ik shame on me) that did the same thing and it was like the oil pressure something or another..
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My 5.0 leaks oil but only when it's running? And shortly after.. But wont leave a puddle if it's just sitting..? :Confused: :S
Change the oil pan gasket to, check the drain plugs
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I would get under there and degrease everything really good. The with it running get back under there. It will be a lot easier to pinpoint the leak.
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A major gasket maybe
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Do what dream said further pin point the leak and we can help you figure it out.. Or lay a piece of card board down and see.. Is it the left rear, right rear, center rear, up front etc..

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It could be a valve cover gasket or something higher since you said it only leaks after running which

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Makes me guess the top end of motor or rear seal or something..
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Do what dream said further pin point the leak and we can help you figure it out.. Or lay a piece of card board down and see.. Is it the left rear, right rear, center rear, up front etc..

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It could be a valve cover gasket or something higher since you said it only leaks after running which

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Makes me guess the top end of motor or rear seal or something..
Rear seals suck...... Ha
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Re: Leaking oil

Check your oil pressure sending unit. Sometimes they develop a leak between the plastic/phenolic insulator and the metal body.
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Check your oil pressure sending unit. Sometimes they develop a leak between the plastic/phenolic insulator and the metal body.
I'm guessing that's nor the same thing as the oil pressure switch that I just bought?
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I'm guessing that's nor the same thing as the oil pressure switch that I just bought?
Well I don't know what you bought, but if it is the sending unit from the driver's side front of the engine about halfway down the front of the block, then yes.
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