I have a 1996 Chevy Sliverado 5.7 vortec engine timing cover gasket issue, I think. The gasket has been replaced by a reputable mechanic. The oil pan gasket as well as the right valve cover gasket has been replaced.
I have carefully cleaned the entire area and blocked both sides of the timing cover with paper towels to ensure that no oil is dripping down the sides. After letting the truck sit all weekend, oil is collecting at the bottom of the timing cover. I can only conclude that the gasket was damaged or improperly installed. I hesitate to ask my mechanic to do his job over again but. For over $500 to do the timing cover gasket and oil pan gasket, I don't think I'm asking too much.
I'm an electrician and can't have my vehicle leaving oil spots on customer's driveways. All told, I've spent over $600 chasing this leak.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 AT 4:19 AM