86 chevy caprice classic


Asked by Apr 05, 2013 at 05:53 PM about the 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was driving car it acted like it was running out of gas. when I pulled over oil was pouring out of the oil filter housing could it be the seal at the housing unit or is it the bottom main seal????

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Did you just have an oil change done? If you did, the old gasket might have stuck on the block and now you have 2 gaskets there not creating a seal. If this is a new leak, check the gasket on the filter first by removing the filter, maybe it just worked itself loose. Spin it to tighten it up.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Probably a double gasket like Tom said.


That might be old enough to have a mechanical fuel pump in that vicinity, which I doubt broke and could have acted as stated.

John Carson

To be on the safe side, I'd replace the filter, and while ding ikt, give a complete examination of the area making sure there is no gaskets hanging around, and no cracks where it mounts. If you had the oil just changed and it was at a garage or oil changing station, go back to them after making sure the filter is turned on tight and there are no oil leaks. I agree with the above entries, it may be a double oil ring, lose filter or damaged filter.

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