: Oil Leak



Cruiser
07-07-05, 11:20 PM
Hi All

Just got word from the stealership and they said that the small oil leak that my 95 SLS is from the rear main seal. They want $2800.00 to fix it. The car only has 66000 miles on it.
Has anyone ever had this problem and can you go around it by using some type of seal conditioner?
$2800.00? Are they nuts?

dwight.j.carter
07-08-05, 12:02 AM
My mechanic was going to fix that on mine for 1000-1500 and it turned out to be my connectors leaking and that does cost 2000 or more.

Cruiser
07-08-05, 12:15 AM
My mechanic was going to fix that on mine for 1000-1500 and it turned out to be my connectors leaking and that does cost 2000 or more.
So did you get it fix or did you find another way around it?

Cruiser
07-08-05, 12:43 PM
My mechanic was going to fix that on mine for 1000-1500 and it turned out to be my connectors leaking and that does cost 2000 or more.
Connectors?:hmm:

Castro
07-08-05, 12:50 PM
How bad is the leak? An extra quart every now and then isn't so bad.

Cruiser
07-08-05, 01:11 PM
How bad is the leak? An extra quart every now and then isn't so bad.
It's not too bad. About 3 or 4 tablespoons everytime I park. I just don't like oil leaks. Many of my friends are hotroders and they say that oil leaks aren't bad, of course hotrods leak oil. They say that it's not leaking oil, it's marking it's territory.
I was hoping to find a seal softener / oil additive to help with the problem.
Any Ideas?

Firewireman
07-08-05, 01:36 PM
I have a bad oil pan gasket on my 99sts. I'd be very interested in an additive to see if it could slow or even fix my leak.

Ranger
07-08-05, 01:45 PM
Be careful with additives. Repairs in a bottle, if effective at all, are usually nothing more than a temporary band aid.

Castro
07-08-05, 02:10 PM
And I hear they can deteriorate the seals over time, making it worse in the longrun.

Cruiser
07-08-05, 06:17 PM
That's not good. $2800.00 here I come. Damn!

JWH
07-31-05, 03:47 AM
Hi!,
Have the same problem in my 97 eldo. Just read where a guy used bars leak and it worked. So I am going to go down tomorrow to walmart and buy some. WE WILL SEE
JWH

Chrisfor172
08-01-05, 11:11 AM
I had a leak in my 94 sls. I put a couple of bottles of stop leak and haven't seen any more leaks. My mechanic thought it was a gasket or manifold problem. It's OK now.

rangatang
08-31-05, 06:51 AM
I have had good luck with Lucas Oil Additive.I put in a quart at every oil change and it works good.It will take a couple of weeks but it seems to soften up old gaskets.

Pjs
08-31-05, 01:53 PM
Be careful with additives. Repairs in a bottle, if effective at all, are usually nothing more than a temporary band aid.

Ranger's right. They work by swelling the seals, giving the illusion that your leak is fixed, but after some time the same additives that swell your seals will also deteriorate and dry them out. The only sure fire cure for an oil leak is new seals and gaskets.

baus
08-31-05, 03:00 PM
i put an additve in my oil to stop a leak and it worked so try it and if it doesnt work than take it in

Firewireman
08-31-05, 10:52 PM
i put an additve in my oil to stop a leak and it worked so try it and if it doesnt work than take it in

What did you use and where did you buy it from?

GivemHell
09-01-05, 12:29 AM
Had a small leak on my 92 Eldorado oil pan. So i put it up on ramps and went about tighting the bolts up to factory specs with a torque wrench. The bolts on my oil pan where not up to the torque specs. As the engine is hot the metal expands, and when it cools it shrinks, leading to over time to loosening bolts. Some bolts are hard to get too, so you'll need some good tools. The Oil leak is almost completely gone, except for a rare drop of oil.

Ranger
11-16-05, 09:19 PM
If you are changing your oil regularly, there should be no sludge.