I just purchased a used 2001 S10 ZR2 with only 30K miles on it last week.
It's immaculate...almost perfect condition. I noticed on my garage floor
that it's leaking quite a bit of oil. I loosened the oil filter door on the
bottom on the engine compartment (4.3L V6) and noticed that the whole
underside of the filter and surrounding hoses were dripping in oil. Nice.
My 1991 Ford Ranger with 157K miles on it didn't leak oil!!! Is this a
"No it is not a common problem. It could be leaking around the filter. Not
tight or one of the hoses or fittings could be loose. Clean it up and crank
it up and see where it is coming from."
Thanks, I will. I'm just a little frustrated.
Actually....it "is a common problem". We do engine oil cooler
hoses every day at our dealership on the Jimmy/Blazer/S-10
trucks. Your truck may not have the updated hoses that GM
released a while back. Even the updated hoses leak, but they
seem to hold together better then the old style. We've seen
a number of engines damaged because the customer drives
the vehicle until one of the hoses just blows off, dumps all
the engine oil, and the engine eats ifself. Of course, these
are the customers that don't seem to understand what the
oil gauge and light are for.
"Actually....it "is a common problem". We do engine oil cooler hoses every
day at our dealership on the Jimmy/Blazer/S-10 trucks. Your truck may not
have the updated hoses that GM released a while back."
Good to know. I hope that this is all it is!
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Very common problem..my 93 s10 blazer oil lines leaked, and guess what,
my 2003 S-10 4.3 oil lines also started to leak! Dealer replaced them under
but 10 years later and I come up with the same problem!! I think it is
have them replaced. So much for quaulity! Dealer just sruggled his
Well it's been a few days since I cleaned everything off. I can see that
the oil appears to be dripping off of one of the hoses just above the oil
filter (the rear one to be precise). I assume this is one of the oil cooler
hoses Ian was talking about. The hose disappears after turning upwards
towards the engine and I couldn't see where it attatches to, but I'm
guessing it's nothing more than the connection and/or hose (as opposed to a
seal leak on the engine somewhere beyond my eyesight). Anyway, now that the
area is clean it should be easy for my mechanic to track down and quickly
Thanks for the help everyone.
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