C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 General Discussion
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 26 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Bair's Corvettes
VetteBookStore.com
Mid America Motorworks
Volunteer Vette Products
CorvetteClothing.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
VET VET
Vet Vet
Featured Links

Buy Now
Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control: 1982 through 2001
Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control: 1982 through 2001


Corvette Magazine - $19.99 for 8 issues
Corvette Magazine
Only $19.99 for 8 issues


Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)


How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
7/16/14 11:37pm - Original Message: 'oil leak'
Bags74Vette
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 6/22/2014
Posts: 46
I have an oil leak on my 1974 454.It doesn't leak until after the engine has been shut off for a couple hours or so. After I wiped it clean I checked it and found that the leak was very, very small on the very front of the oil pan inside of the flange. Is it coming from inside the pan? I put cardboard down and it takes awhile for the spot to get large. Any ideas? Thanks

____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
7/17/14 9:29am - Reply: 'Re: oil leak'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
Sounds like it could be the rubber seal between the pan, and the timing cover, or it could also be the timing cover seal around the harmonic balancer. IF it's the seal between the pan and timing cover, you might be able to slow/fix the leak by cleaning it very well, and running a small bead of silicon in the groove between the two parts. Otherwise, it's removing the pan time....
If it's the timing cover seal, you'll need to remove the balancer, and replace the seal. Thumbs Up


____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/17/14 10:04am - Reply: 'Re: oil leak'
Bags74Vette
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 6/22/2014
Posts: 46
Whats the cost of doing that?

____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/17/14 12:04pm - Reply: 'Re: oil leak'
jdgrant Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR - USA

Vette(s):
1978 (25th Annv. Edition)Red, Black interior, 4-Speed Transmission, L-82, Power & Air, Very Rare Option Package(Only 145 Red 1978s with a 4 speed trans) & Very Original Car, with original Window Sticker, Bill of Sale and all documentaion.

Joined: 11/12/2003
Posts: 190
Every Chevrolet I have ever owned has leaked oil, including my 2 Vettes.

I always thought they were suppose to!Wink


____________________________________
John D. Grant "Corvette; Cure for the common mid-life crisis!"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/17/14 12:16pm - Reply: 'Re: oil leak'
Bags74Vette
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 6/22/2014
Posts: 46

If its a seal in the timing chain/balancer area what would be the cost parts and labor? Thanks



____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/17/14 12:32pm - Reply: 'Re: oil leak'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
You can figure about 3 hours on labor for someone that knows how to do the job properly.
Replacing the oil pan gasket/seals is about a 4 hour deal.
The timing cover seal itself is only a few dollars, a pan gasket set a little more. Labor prices would be dependent on what shops in your area charge per hour.

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 General Discussion
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30