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This is a discussion on Oil leak within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so i just got my new trans am about a week ago, its a 2001 WS.6 M6, with 74000 miles. ...

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    so i just got my new trans am about a week ago, its a 2001 WS.6 M6, with 74000 miles. ive had it about a week now ive been noticing a few drops of oil here and there. i got up under the car and there was oil EVERYWHERE...does anybody know what i might check first? i changed the oil and put a new filter on it, hoping the seal on the filter may have been bad but it still leeking, i went to pepboys and they gave me a bottle of dye to put in the tank and said i could check it with a black light to see where its coming from, any suggestions? any commom fbody problems?

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    brake clean the shit outta of everything so you can see where it is coming from, the black light works, i have done it, hopefully it is something simple

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    rear main seal is bad about going out on it

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    are you positive ultra badass? its definatley not anything else?

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    before i got the car the guy said that the rear main had been replaced and they are bad about going out

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    hmm...that will be quite a job correct? pulling the tranny and everything

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    it cost him about 700 or so if i remember correctly good time to replace the clutch if you need too

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    I would clean it and see if you can tell where it's coming from. Is it wet up front too or just in the back? Is it side specific?

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    as far as i remember it was mor towards the drivers side, the oil filter was coated in it, as was the oil pan, all the way towards the front of the oil pan, this is all kinda fiuzzy though cause it was about a week ago

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    as far as i remember it was more towards the drivers side, the oil filter was coated in it, as was the oil pan, all the way towards the front of the oil pan, this is all kinda fiuzzy though cause it was about a week ago

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    could be an oil pan gasket or timing cover. how low is you oil?

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    well my oil was very low but i changed it about a week ago, i noticed my oil pressure went way higher than i ever noticed before after i changed it to, like 65 or 70(psi?) but only while accelerating it seemed to jump up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    brake clean the shit outta of everything so you can see where it is coming from, the black light works, i have done it, hopefully it is something simple
    yea im keepin my fingers crossed, i probablly try this next

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    that is where my oil pressure is at when i get on it, could it be the oil cooler lines???

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    just got up under the car again and looked and there was a drop on the front left and front right bolt on the oil pan...also something i hadnt noticed before, there was a large amount of oil around the starter back were that sheild thing is in between the oil pan and tranny...my dad said oil pan gasket or rear main seal...what do you think, ive got a few pictures and ill load them up as soon as possible

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    if there's a ton of oil in the back and not much up front I'd lean towards a rear main unless the front seal is leaking and it's letting it run down the pan or something. I forget what kinda lip the pan has on it and if it would let it do that.

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    well i can definately see that it is running down the pan, so i guess its possible that it is collecting at the starter, however there was a lot back in that nook...

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    like I say, it's starting to sound like a rear main but I would clean it all up under there and drive it a little bit and see if you can tell where the fresh oil is.

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    it appears that it is also coming off the bottom where the clutch is through that little opening

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    like I say, it's starting to sound like a rear main but I would clean it all up under there and drive it a little bit and see if you can tell where the fresh oil is.
    the problem is whenever i drive it oil goes EVERYWHERE, so its then hard to tell where the origin is, i really do need to just go ahead and throw the dye in their

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