Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Fairfax Co., VA
Rear Main Seal fail (+ took heed to CB's & others' earlier remarks)
Background: Early November, in California, the OLM lit. Did a JIFFY LUBE (I provided a PF48E). Specifically asked the 'man-in-the-pit', "Any leaks?". "No, sir; all nice and dry underneath." Mileage then in the 30,xxx range (don't have receipt handy). Next was x-country drive from CA to Sarasota FL area for Thanksgiving week on a beach and then home. Was about mid December (and close to ~4,000 more miles since told " ... all dry underneath") that I realized that it was the SS leaving oil spots on the driveway blacktop. Looked in the garage and large 'wet' oil stain seen. I then looked underneath. The oil filter area was totally dry, but a drop of oil was seen at that time hanging from the small (drain?) hole at bottom of housing that mounts the tranny to the engine. Further back from that point the surfaces are very wet with a dirty oil film that spreads out and has collected fine road particles. A dealer service appointment was made for Monday, 09 Jan.
Currently: SS at the dealer this AM for the repair + seat belt recall. No worries if they take pictures of the stock motor. Loaner car is a '16 white Malibu w/1400mi. I'd just returned home in the garage and wife open the interior door and, "I thought you were to leave your car at the dealer.?" "No, dear, this is a Malibu; not the SS."
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