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Old 10-21-2010, 02:09 AM   #31
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Yeah I'll check it out again tomorrow...thanks!
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:30 AM   #32
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Looks like the oil pan is leaking right? Wrong. The oil pressure sensor, which is way up on the top/back of the engine was leaking. The leak ran all the way down the back of the engine and the wind whipped the oil all over the pan. Improper diagnosis would have you replace the oil pan, one hell of a job even for a GM technician as well as a costly one. The actual fix is less than 2 hours labor and a lot cheaper to do, with no special tools required.

I would do as Patrick suggested and actually locate the leak instead of guessing at the repair. As C4C5 pointed out, you could have just opened up more problems from improper diagnosis and repair.

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