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This is a discussion on engine oil pan within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just noticed some small spots on the my driveway, i am now guessing that i have this engine oil ...

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    I just noticed some small spots on the my driveway, i am now guessing that i have this engine oil pan leak. It looks like it is burning off on the exhaust passenger side. It doesn't smoke nor leave a lot of drip marks.It seems like it is worse then I could tell. My car has been pretty good. 30K miles without any problems.I think the front suspension is starting to go also as the tires are recently wearing on the inside. It does not seem like a car with 60K should have an engine leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travisman View Post
    I just noticed some small spots on the my driveway, i am now guessing that i have this engine oil pan leak. It looks like it is burning off on the exhaust passenger side. It doesn't smoke nor leave a lot of drip marks.It seems like it is worse then I could tell. My car has been pretty good. 30K miles without any problems.I think the front suspension is starting to go also as the tires are recently wearing on the inside. It does not seem like a car with 60K should have an engine leak.
    LS1's have good engine seals but nothing is perfect and will last forever. I would make absolutely sure its the oil pan gasket before tearing into it. Oil pan gaskets are a pain in the ass to change in the car. With your tires, it could be tie rods or ball joints going to hell. Is there any noise when you hit bumps or anything like that? How much oil is it going through in a 3000 mile change?
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    with the engine cold get some degreaser and clean evrything in the engine and underneath the car. Then run the car again and recheck the leak. changing the oil pan gasket is not an easy project but it can be done. Just make sure that is the source.

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