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Username Post: 93 Suburban oil filter housing leak        (Topic#160018)
ker-ga 
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Loc: Georgia
Reg: 06-12-06
05-19-07 11:12 AM - Post#1168386    

172k miles. Just developed a significant oil leak from just above the oil filter. It appears to be coming from where the aluminum oil filter housing connects to whatever above it that it connects to. I can see oil running around the circular groove of the connection & then dripping down. I have the official GMC factory shop manual & there is no detail on that part of the engine nor any instructions on replacing anything other than the oil pump. I've seen some threads here about this or something similar where there was a gasket/seal kit mentioned but no info on how to actually do the job. Any further information on this problem & the way to fix it would be appreciated. Thanks.

 
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94chev1500 
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Loc: East Texas
Reg: 02-05-05
05-19-07 12:29 PM - Post#1168416    
    In response to ker-ga

It's a semi-easy job.. Just go to the parts store and tell them you need an oil cooler gasket set.. It involves a big o-ring and a gasket.

In a nutshell. Remove the oil filter. Disconnect the two oil cooler lines, and finally, remove the two hex/allen screws that holds the oil cooler assembly to the block. Clean and reassemble.

The only hard part is how to remove those two oil cooler lines. Loosen (just enough so they can be pulled away from the cooler, but try not to rotate the lines), the bracket at the front of the engine that holds the lines. Then you can squeeze the plastic clips to release them from the cooler above the oil filter. Down side, it can be a pain to get them to snap back in. Personally, I don't release the clips, but I unscrew the fitting from the oil cooler (you'll see what I am talking about).

Good luck.

Patrick
1994 X-Cab Burgandy/Burgandy 350 1999 Suburban LS 2003 Supercharged SSEi Bonneville


 
CDAUSA 
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05-19-07 01:52 PM - Post#1168465    
    In response to ker-ga

Well, it's been many years since I did this but I did not remove the lines, as he says, really simple job with just an O-ring and gasket. All I ever did was drop the two bolts and it dropped down more than enough to clean and replace the seals-----and put it back up.

 
67gmc 
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67gmc
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05-20-07 12:42 PM - Post#1169052    
    In response to CDAUSA

I have the same thing happening on my 88 suburban with 454. I bought a seal kit today and it consist of 3 large o-rings, 2 small o-rings, and 2 gaskets. Is this a "fits all" kit or will I use all components. This is a new area to me. Thanks.
Jackie

67 1/2 ton GMC short step
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CDAUSA 
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05-20-07 01:13 PM - Post#1169072    
    In response to 67gmc

Never seen one of those, who makes the kit?

First one of these adapters I ever saw was on my 74 CamperSpecial 454, I guess I have had 10 since then and all just took one gasket, one O-ring or seal.

 
67gmc 
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05-20-07 01:15 PM - Post#1169074    
    In response to CDAUSA

The name on the package is ROL Gaskets and part number is OM23400. I got it at O'Reillys
Jackie

67 1/2 ton GMC short step
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CDAUSA 
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05-20-07 01:17 PM - Post#1169075    
    In response to 67gmc

I bet it's a "fit-all", no problem if the price is right.

 
67gmc 
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05-20-07 01:23 PM - Post#1169079    
    In response to CDAUSA

i think it was around $10. I guess I will just have to pull the cooler off and see what I find.
Jackie

67 1/2 ton GMC short step
68 1/2 ton Chevy long fleet
72 1/2 ton Chevy Suburban
99 1/2 ton Chevy Tahoe
99 1/2 ton Chevy Suburban 4x4


 
CDAUSA 
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05-20-07 01:47 PM - Post#1169094    
    In response to 67gmc

I found the ROL site but their catalog either isn't available, or is huge----couldn't get it to load

 
94chev1500 
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Loc: East Texas
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05-22-07 01:50 PM - Post#1170632    
    In response to 67gmc

The Felpro kit also has two different O-rings and two different gaskets. I later purchased a Oil Pan gasket set from Felpro and it also had two sets of each to replace the oil cooler with. (Now I has an extra gasket set for the oil cooler)

That is normal for there to be two sets of gaskets I assume. One for 2 and one for 4 wheel drive.

Patrick
1994 X-Cab Burgandy/Burgandy 350 1999 Suburban LS 2003 Supercharged SSEi Bonneville


Edited by 94chev1500 on 05-22-07 01:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
ker-ga 
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Loc: Georgia
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05-28-07 08:59 AM - Post#1174076    
    In response to ker-ga

Update on this thread. I found & bought the gasket kit from GMC dealer for $4 - 1 gasket & 1 O Ring.
I did not remove the oil cooler lines - no need to do that & they conveniently hold the adapter up after you remove the hex screw/bolts which are 1/4". They only get slightly in the way. Hardest part was scraping the old gasket off. No way to do this without dropping a lot of oil so be prepared for a mess. I had hoped to do this with the Sub on the ground but I had to put it up on ramps to get the needed clearance.

 
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