2002 Chevy Caprice multiple problems need your attention

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Noises problem
2002 Chevy Caprice V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

1. Loud rattling type noise " qirrh qirrh qirrh qirrh" appear on speeds above 120kmph after 5-10 minutes driving. The noise settles down in the city with slow driving after some time.
2. Morning first start crank sound is very loud and settles in about a minute.
3. Oil seep at the under engine area all over, but no dripping leak. Oil level drops gradually when I check the engine oil level by inspecting the inserted rod after opening the hood.
4. Car starts choking when the fuel level drops below the 3rd quarter on the gauge.
5. Heating level indicator gauge moves up to mid level, fan starts up and brings it down to the normal resting level. It happens even in winters. Sometimes coolant also leaks out of somewhere and is seen on the under road specially when air con is turned off and the car is parked.
6. Oil and fuel pressure sensor indicator turns on on every fuel refill and on many speed ramps.

thank you for all the bothering.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 3:27 AM

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It sounds like you have a serious oil leak. Find the leak. It could be a rear main seal on the engine. It also could be a simple o-ring leak at the oil filter adapter. Look where the oil filter screws in to. Just above this area is the filter adapter. There is an o-ring that seals this adapter to the block -- they commonly fail.

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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 3:28 AM

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