thx for the pics Rocky- well i got the pan off and found something very strange inside. my pan has got a huge nylon bolt type thing on the outside that's threaded into the pan and in the inside a 2 or 3" nylon probe that's pinched off at the end and there is 2 little white wire type things about an inch sticking out of that. it looks like those ties you see at the end of a loaf of bread! weird- also a 1" nylon spacer that was laying in the bottom of the pan. any clue what the heck they're for? see pic
Last edited by epluribus funk; Nov 30th, 12 at 03:06 PM.
Oh crud I have been reading this thread and did not realize this was a 96 lt1 BEFORE you go crazy with the rear main seal that is not the problem. The 96 lt1 had a gasket under the adapter for the oil filter and it is notorious for leaking I had a 96 impala and my bro in law also had the same problem so please try that first!
i did notice a fair amount of oil residue around my oil filter before i took the pan off Mike, hopefully that's all it is (cross fingers) Omar-i left the oil sensor in when i took off my pan-maybe i broke something (that little nylon washer) doing that. do i even need that sensor?
You do not need the oil sensor. But I would make sure it doesnt leak around or thru it. I dont know if they make a plug for it. It is probably a metric thread. You might be able to tap the middle of the sensor and put your own plug in it. That is what I did to a LS3 oil pressure sensor.
it's all good Mike- gave me a chance anyway to look up into the bowels of the mill and see what's doin'. everything looks clean-even noticed a cross-hatch pattern on one of cylinder walls (maybe piston does'nt go down that far-dunno) gonna reuse my oil pan gasket it's heavy duty rubber with metal inserts for the bolt holes. looked at a replacement one at oreillys and looked a little cheaper made. should i use laquer thinner or mineral spirits or carb cleaner to clean it up?
I would not use laquer thinner I would imagine it would damage the rubber but I am not an expert. I think you can use a rag with mineral spirits then just wash it off with some detergent(like dawn) and water then dry it.