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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 07, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Low ??

all right heres the deal i have a 1996 camaro nice car runs ok just had a head gasket replaced and here starts my woes drove the car out the shop ok running great but notice a slight thump under what appears to be the center console .. ok stop the car put in park rev the engine high and low then high not a dang sound its perfect ..so i put in drive hit the gas bang sund again like someone below my car hitting with a hammer get up to cruise speed no more strain on the engine and quiet as a mouse hit the gas theres that sound again seems only when i hit the gas or start from a stop only when there is load on the engine ok now problem 2 .. oil light when they did the head job the oil pressure switch broke put a brand new one in every time i start the car its a pot luck event if the low oil light is gonna come on sometimes it does (wel most of the time) and others it doesnt . checked the oil and its perfect on the money .. ok now my last and final problem so far .. transmission which may be related to problem 1 when the car is running there is a drip drip drip from the tranny nice red fluid car sits and not running no puddle .. debating on whether its a return hose but the tranny level is perfect low when cold and perfect when heated up . im thinking maybe tranny bolts got loosened a little its moving causing a banging and shifting the dipstick causing it to come out of the seal and leak a bit ? crazy .. not sure but dont have a lift so no way to tell for sure,.. any help would be appriciated .. (i love my car my first car was a 1980 camaro and finally after all these yrs of junkers got another camaro dont wanna lose it since now the engine is running like a dream .. oh yea one more thing slight what i can only describe as a air vaccum sounding leak or something slight whistle but not really coming from engine .. not sure maybe manifold gasket leaking or not tight not sure .. if i get the chance will link a video and audio file of it running ..
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Re: Oil Low ??

first problem sounds like a transmission mount
also if not fixed will cause stress on tailshaft causing a leak.
oil pressure problem could be a bad switch of might be a bad or wrong head gasket. or pump i going. or the repair shop didnt replace the distributor O ring on the distributor shaft can cause pressure drop I think.
the whistling is probly a intake vacum leak.
I would question the workmanship of the repair shop that replaced the heads!
if you payed for them to repair I would get them to fix it right.

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Re: Oil Low ??

1)transmission mount.
2) Oil switch incorrect?
3)trans mount messedup tranny rear seal.

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Re: Oil Low ??

They warranty their work ?
*fix the vacuum leak (whistle)
*replace oil pressure switch

No thump before repairs ? someone "tested" her and broke mount, find another shop "one thats trustworthy"

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Re: Oil Low ??

that thunk is your trans mount they go bad all the time in 82 and up camaros and firebirds with the tube that goes from trans to rear. when you step on gas rear raises and lifts up on trans mount.
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