Question From mrcurti on 1993 Chevy 1500 w/ 5.7 liter oil filter housing leak
I have a serious oil leak that appears to be coming from above the oil filter housing. I don't see an apparent way to remove it, but also have not removed the oil filter either. Also once removed, how hard will the repair be? Can any one help?
Response From sbake58
Does it have the remote filter with oil lines attached to the housing on the engine? If so, there is a gasket between the housing and block which can harden and leak. If it's the standard mount, there are two bolts attaching it to the block which can loosen and allow it to leak in the same manner.
Response From pjstanley☆☆☆☆☆Top Rated Answer
There is a gasket where the oil filter attaches. My 96 GMC had the same problem. We thought it was the front main leaking. It poured oil. We had the front main completely redone. While fixing the front main, the oil filter gasket was noticed and replaced. It turned out to not be the front main. The gasket was replaced and no oil leak since.
Response From shads
I had the same problem a few years ago with my '93 Chevy. There are a couple of gaskets on the mating surfaces of the housing. When I replaced the gaskets on mine, the old ones crumbled in my hands. I guess with all the heat and oil exsposure over the years. If I remember correctly there are two bolts that hold the housing in place, remove the bolts, pull off the housing, clean off the old gasket material, replace the gaskets and reinstall with a new oil filter. I would not recommend using gasket maker, get the real gaskets. Mine hasn't leaked since. Pretty easy but messy job to do.
Response From fatcat128
Try taking off the filter and tightning the bolts inside of the "housing" might not work but it is worth a try.
Response From tomsmith
i've never heard of an oil filter housing. but from what you've said, you might want to take off the oil filter and see if it is double gasketed(left the old O-ring on there from the last time the filter was changed.) it happens more than one would think, i used to work at an instant oil change place, and would see 5 or 6 a week. also, when you change the filter, lightly coat the O-ring with fresh oil. might also want to check and see if your valve covers are leaking.
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Question From EvilD55 on oil pressure
Hello there, i have a 99 GMC Jimmy. Its a V6, but im not sure of engine size, 4.3 maybe, and its got 345km on it. i have noticed the oil pressure fluctuating once it gets hot, and i was wondering if that was normal. i dont recall seeing that before and i recently overheated due to punctured hose. when i start the car the gauge reads somewhere between half and three quarter, as the oil warms the gauge will drop to one quarter mark at idle and increase with engine speed up to its original starting position. Get back to me whin you can and thanks in advance :)
Response From olds40316mm☆☆☆☆☆Top Rated Answer
changed your oil & filter lately above the oil filter is an aluminium part that the oil filter screws on take it off and see if the bypass (a phenic disc and spring is stuck open) put a mechanical oil pressure on it . It could just be a faulty sending unit that is reading low on a count of the heat . Good Luck
Response From EvilD55
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Response From nickwarner
olds40316, this one is two months back. Please feel free to read archived posts, but limit your responses to ones that have been active in the last week or two. When you post to an old thread, the original poster and everyone else who posted to that thread gets a notice in their email of a new post reply. I wastes a lot of time. You're new here and didn't know, so in the future please bear that in mind.
Response From re-tired
If you indeed have over 300k on this motor , you have got your moneys worth out of it . More than likely it loosing pressure at mains, rods and cam bearings . Going to a 10w40 may buy a little time .
Response From Hammer Time
The conversion is 215K miles but that is still a lot of miles and having some oil pressure issues wouldn't be a surprise. It's too late for any sort of "patch" repairs.
2001 GMC sierra been sitting for over a year...
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Question From gmctruck2001 on 2001 GMC sierra been sitting for over a year...
My 2001 GMC sierra v8 has been stored/sitting for over a year (not
started at all). Is there anything I should/can do before starting or
ever to help/avoid dried/bad or leaky seals or any other problem that
may be from sitting to long??? Help!
Response From brager
Check your brakes make sure you dont have any wheels locked up from rust that formed and stuck locked tight the pads up to the rotors it would also be a very good idea to drain the gas out of the tank and fill it with fresh new gas so you dont hurt or possibly foul up the injectores
Response From chickenhouse☆☆☆☆☆Top Rated Answer
IMO, short of pulling the engine and re-sealing it with all new gaskets and such, no, there's not a whole lot you need to do. Do an oil & filter change, fuel filter, get the acorns out of the air cleaner, check the coolant & the belts & hoses. Might be a real good time to change the belts & hoses. Belts have been stopped in one spot for over a year & the coolant has not moved either- still setting in the same low spot of the hoses. Not big on additives, just regular maintainence with the same viscosity oil it is used to. Should be o k. Let us know.
2012 Chevy Captiva killing alternators
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Question From MrRumpus on 2012 Chevy Captiva killing alternators
I have a 2012 Chevy Captiva that is on its 3rd alternator... First one died in 2014, next one lasted a year then died 2015, then the third one died last month... Now I'm sitting on the side of the road waiting for a tow looking at having (what I suspect) a 4th alternator replacement...
The car does the same thing every time, all warning lights come on, all power, gauges die, few mins later car dies. This past time the tranny kicked something fierce before it died. Any ideas on what I should do?
The shop I have had the alternator fixed at keeps just replacing it (under warranty) but I want to be done with this problem for good.
Response From Double J☆☆☆☆☆Top Rated Answer
I wouldn't know one of these if it came up and kicked me in the a** but I did find a Technical Service Bulletin that MAY apply..who knows It only applies to a certain engines so check to see if you have it..
Agree tho, they may be putting on junk parts...ask where they get their parts from...
Subject: Charging System Light Illuminated, Service Battery Charging System Message Displayed, No Charging System Output
Models: 2010-2013 Buick LaCrosse, Enclave
2010-2013 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac XTS
2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse
2012-2013 Chevrolet Impala,
2010-2013 GMC Acadia, Terrain
Equipped with Engine RPO LF1, LFW, LFX or LLT Condition/concern:
Some customers may comment that the charging system light is illuminated and/or the Service Battery Charging System message is displayed. When performing the Charging System Test in SI, the technician may observe that the charging system voltage is less than the specified range of 12.6â€“15.0V and/or the charging system may not have any output. This condition may be caused by engine oil previously being spilled on the generator in one of the following ways:
Topping off the engine oil level and spilling oil on the generator, which is directly below the engine oil fill cap.
The vehicle was serviced for an oil and filter change and when the oil filter was removed, some of the used engine oil was allowed to spill on the generator.
Technicians MUST take extra care to prevent ANY oil from spilling or dripping onto the generator when performing any service that requires the removal of the oil filter or when adding oil to the engine.
Response From kev2
some thoughts: is vehicle STOCK - nothing electrical added ? Have you scanned for codes? maybe the alts you are getting are sub par - cheap parts house models. Check elec system, unusual draws, demands, wiring etc.
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Response From Hammer Time
If you don't have an aftermarket, high power stereo, they are probably just junk parts. You might want to change brands.
LOw oil pressure when cold
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Question From maize21 on LOw oil pressure when cold
I have a 2006 GMC 2500 Savannah van with a 4.8 V-8 engine; 385K miles (almost all highway miles). This engine has been very well maintained, uses no oil; and runs and sounds as good as when it was new. For the past couple months; when I first start it, the oil pressure gauge reads 20-25 lbs. Once it warms up it's just fine; 50-60 lbs. NO CLACKING OR OTHER NOISES ARE COMING FROM THE ENGINE. I've changed the oil and filter (Fram) twice already but no difference. Any suggestions as to what could be causing this? Perhaps the sending unit is faulty? This makes no sense to me; I would think that the opposite would be true - high pressure when cold, low when hot. -Maize
Response From Discretesignals
That is a lot of miles. Oil pressure seems to be within specifications.
Specification when the engine is hot:
6 psi at 1,000 engine RPM) 18 psi at 2,000 engine RPM 24 psi at 4,000 engine RPM
Could be a gauge or sender problem. You could screw in a oil pressure gauge and confirm your readings.
Response From Tom Greenleaf☆☆☆☆☆Top Rated Answer
?? By rights should read higher at first start up if correct readings which they may not be. I would check by separate gauge as DS suggested and also switch out oil filter to a Wix or NAPA gold (should be same) filter. I'm not pleased that manufacturers maintain their same specs anymore with any of them. Allied Signal (Fram) TMK as a company has changed hands and Wix may have too
Plenty of miles for assorted reasons. I've never seen actual lower oil pressure cold vs warm even with some really tired high mile engines,