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I give up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BamBamblazer, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. BamBamblazer

    BamBamblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I had a small oil leak afew months back when i got my tranny put in, and asked the guy to fix it while he was in there becouse i thought it was the sending unit. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif (it was on the back of the motor) SO i get the k5 back and the guy tells me its not the sending unit it is the intake. So the leak gets pretty bad and i finnaly get around to fixxing it. New intake,new gaskets,complete tune up, The whole ball of wax. So today at work i pressure wash the whole bottom side of the motor and tranny and drive the 35 miles home, get out and look underneath and guess what,, Oil leak /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif!!!!! So now i am at a cross road of did i not get the rear sealed good or was it actualy something else leaking /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif. Well i guess i have vented enough. But i am still /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Intakes are a bitch with those stupid rubber seals at each end. I have heard of people running a extra thick bead of gasket maker in place of the rubber seals to eliminate the leak.
     
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    I have never used a preformed rubber rear seal on an intake to this day and to this day never had to redo an intake for it! Always use permatex instead!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Is it possible it could be the rear main seal? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Another supporter of a big fat bead of silicone instead of the rubber strips.

    Sounds like rear main or pan gasket but you should be able to look/see around the manifold now that it is clean...
     
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    If it is the rear main it will be real easy to tell. Oil will be dripping out of the little cover down there if it is an auto. If it is a manual you should know now because the clutch will slip like a mofo and it will be a bitch to drive. I doubt it is the rear main though as that is very difficult to mistake as the intake.

    And my first intake swap I did use the rubber seals (I was a noob)...I must've got lucky because they do not leak. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Maybe something screwed up when you pressure washed the engine??? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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