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Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by CanaryGT, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. CanaryGT

    CanaryGT Well-Known Member

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    So I noticed some shimmy in my steering wheel and I brought it in to a shop because I couldn't see anything. Well it turns out that I have small flat marks on my front tires (from locking them after my ABS failed). Well I thought that was the bad part... I also have an oil leak.... except its on the rear main seal and the oil pan seal... So i found that they want to charge me 1000 bucks to fix it... I'm a little bitter and I think Ill just do it myself. I do have one question though, It is a VERY small leak and it started after i put in my Synthetic oil. Do you think I might be able to stop the leak by going back to regular oil??? Thanks!
     
  2. SvtBlack95

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    once a car starts to leak oil its always gonna leak unless you fix it goin back to normal oil isnt gonna do nothin i would just fix it and then you will be oil leak free :thumb:
     
  3. Matt94GT

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    It might help for a bit, but it will eventually leak again, id just fix it.
     
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    I thought you was going to say you saved money on car insurance :dancing6: :dancing6:
     
  5. SvtBlack95

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  6. d_punch

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    it isn't easy to change out an oil pan gasket on our cars. it take a while to do, it's not like you just unbolt the oil pan and it just falls out . have you taken a good look at the bottom of our cars?

    i seen the guy do it on my car and i would charge what he charge me to do it. it takes a lot of time to do, and it just a PITA to do. but i was charge around 400 not 1000. look else where
     
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    :rollinglaugh: +1 fix it man, there is no motor oil that will stop it from leaking.

    <---works for a Lube center.
     
  8. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah they had to pull my motor out slightly to do mine, it was done because my mechanic broke the dipstick off in the pan.
     
  9. Lightning Struck

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    ouch, bet he was a little pissed at himself for that, all that labor time came out of HIS pocket Im guessing............right?
     
  10. Matt94GT

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    yah I paied like $250 or somthing he did some other work I forget now.
     
  11. CanaryGT

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    I'm just sad. Because I have to lift my engine... and I don't have the resources right now. :lame: :rant: