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Oil Leak Above Valve Cover (Driver Side)

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by Tank00, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Tank00

    Tank00 New Member

    I searched the threads and didn't see one for this problem, if I duplicated, I apologize. I have a 96 Chevy Pickup, with a 5.7L 350. Started noticing oil dripping out of the service cover for the tranny. I cleaned the engine and found it's leaking at the base of the oil fill tube where it mounts to the valve cover. I think it's been leaking for years as the valve cover has always been covered in a little baked on oil. It never made it to the ground so I never looked real hard. I had the tranny replaced and they cleaned out all the slugde built up in the service cover and now it leaks everytime I park it. Can I tighten the fill tube or do I have to remove the valve cover to get to it? Suggestions?

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