Small oil leak near drain plug

Small oil leak near drain plug

Postby Eddy [OP] » December 11th 2020, 11:25pm

I'm assuming this opening should be here and this is not damaged? Perhaps a gasket that needs to be replaced?
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Re: Small oil leak near drain plug

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Re: Small oil leak near drain plug

Postby SportsBoy » December 11th 2020, 11:47pm

That hole has a twin toward the driver's side a bit, right? Those usually have rubber stopper thingers in them.

If you're getting an oil leak there, you may have a leak in your oil pan gasket on the back of the pan, or (probably more likely) a rear main seal leak. If it's actually transmission fluid, then of course you'd have a leak in the front of your tranny instead.
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Re: Small oil leak near drain plug

Postby Eddy [OP] » December 11th 2020, 11:54pm

Its in the middle, between the two rubber stoppers you're referring to. I was looking around on a silverado forum with a similar complaint and most seemed to say replacing the rear main seal or oil pan gasket fixed the issue.

The van didn't leak before, but has sat more recently - anyone think one of the pour in 'BlueDevil Products Rear Main Sealer' would be worth giving a shot? From what I see actually replacing the seal is quite a bit of work.

Used a black light to make it easier to show in the pictures, but its just oil - took about 2-3 hours for that drip to form with 1-2 additional drip on the ground, so its not severe leak or anything.
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