1998 Olds Silhouette MAJOR Oil leak problem

Tiny
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I have a 1998 Olds Silhouette 3400cc V6 that has oil spewing from the oil filter. It was running fine and had no leak when I parked it, but the next morning when I cranked it up, oil began spewing from the oil filter. I've changed the filter (3 times) and still have the same result, losing about 1/2 quart in 15 seconds.
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 8:49 AM

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Tiny
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What I do know:
The 3.4 motor are common for an intake leak that can cause leakage, oil or coolant consumption.
What I don't know:
If the leak can cause a compression of the oil and forcing it out like it is.
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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Hi Oldsvan1--

: Are you sure you're getting the right replacement filter--same threads, seal? Are you making sure the old seal is removed from the engine when you install the new one?

If all these check out you may want to check your oil pressure. The oil pressure relief valve(if it has one)may be sticking closed causing higher than normal oil pressure. Is the filter actually ruptured?
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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GOOD Point Duane, I assumed it wasn't a fresh lof. Those gaskets can make one look foolish :oops:
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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Service Writer--

Uhhhh. Thanks, I THINK. What's a fresh lof?
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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:lol: Lube, Oil, Filter
We use a lot of acronyms at work on our program that kick out verbage. But I guess the lube is not relebant anyway :roll:
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Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 AT 5:04 AM
Tiny
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:lol: Lube, Oil, Filter
We use a lot of acronyms at work on our program that kick out verbage. But I guess the lube is not relebant anyway :roll:[/quote:d2c13e727f]

Service Writer--

Thanks. Learn something new every day. Will have to remember that. Great. Another acronym.
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 4:09 PM

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