This is a discussion on Oil pan within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Just an off the qall question. Is there an oil overflow on an LT1 Corvette oil pan? If so, where ...
03-01-2010, 02:30 PM #1
Just an off the qall question.
Is there an oil overflow on an LT1 Corvette oil pan? If so, where is it located?
03-01-2010, 04:47 PM #2
HU? what do you mean by over flow?
03-01-2010, 04:51 PM #3
Well......I have a slight oil leak and a friend of mine was over (he is not much of a car guy) and I told him it is probably the rear main seal. I say this because of were the leak is, it drips down on to the oil plug on the back of the pan and then on to the floor. Its not a major leak, just a tiny one. Well anyway, he says "Maybe there is just a little much oil in it and its coming out the over flow." lol Never heard of it before but figured I would ask. lol
03-01-2010, 05:59 PM #4
I don't think I'd let your friend diagnose any more car-related issues ... low fuel, maybe, but only if the light is on.
Rear main seal is a possibility. An oil pressure sensor or rear intake leak is more likely.
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM #5
Well anyway, I didnt see any leak at all from the back of the intake. There is no oil on any of the wires and I can read the block numbers perfectly on the drivers side and the back of the block on the passenger side I see nothing but a clean block.
Would you say that is the rear main or am I missing a spot where the intake could be leaking? Where is the oil pressure sensor and what causes them to leak?
03-01-2010, 06:03 PM #6
Oh and Mitch.....my friend baffled me with that statement but I thought it was worth a question since I have NEVER heard of that before.....haha
He put 87 octane in my GTO one day when I asked him to pump it while I was getting us a couple of drinks. We went and got some octane boost right away......
03-01-2010, 08:01 PM #7
OP sensor is on the back, driver's side. It's a big metal balloon looking thing. Should have a wire going to it. Screws into the top of the block.
03-01-2010, 11:49 PM #8
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03-02-2010, 02:32 PM #10
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Also check the oil filter.
03-02-2010, 07:17 PM #11
I just pulled a 100k engine and everything BUT the rear seal was leaking. It can get blown back from the front of the engine.
03-03-2010, 11:26 AM #12
Its going on the lift next week. I will get to the bottom of it. Wait....I mean under the bottom of it....lol
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