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Old 01-12-2019, 05:28 PM
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Backed the car out for a little drive and this...Have owned the car 2 weeks and it has 969 miles on it! Waiting to hear back from the dealer
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:31 PM
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Loose or bad oil filter?

loose hose on oil cooler?

need a little more info - wet or dry sump?
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:33 PM
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It's a 17 1LT. It's my first so I dont know what or dry. I haven't jacked it up as I'm afraid to with my crappy floor jack without pucks.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:36 PM
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Stingray? Wet sump,
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:41 PM
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What is the fluid, at least? Assumed to be oil, above. Is it? If so, it could be significant to nearly zilch, as noted. The car is probably two or three years old... s**t's going to happen. The good thing is you saw it when you backed out. Hopefully it wasn't doing so when you drove it in. Was there a puddle? Big? Small?

You at least LOOKED where it was parked, right? You'll get it fixed and then... ENJOY!

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Old 01-12-2019, 05:51 PM
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Yes a little more info is needed. Is it Z51? It'll have dry sump and should have had the 500 mile oil change recently and perhaps has a small leak. Did you wipe your finger in the liquid and try to determine what it is? It could be a/c condensation but I doubt it if you just pulled it out cold. It does appear to be oil. You've had it two weeks and low miles, it's under warranty. Get it to the dealer and let us know what happened.
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I’d say oil filter.
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Looks like a non Z51 from the aero under the car (so wet sump). That puddle is right under where the filter is. My $20 bet is that the filter is the issue (not on all the way, or double gasketed). Any takers?
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I know things will happen but just disappointed guys. It's a Stingray 1LT so again, I don't know what or dry. I'm not very mechanical but I believe its oil. That is the puddle in my garage in the photo.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:56 PM
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Hope your right devnull!!!
ill see if I can get it up in the air and check.
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Originally Posted by rrsperry View Post
Id say oil filter.
Yup, My bet is (if the 500 mile oil change was done) the old oil filter gasket stuck to the block and the tech didn't notice. OP has been running on two gaskets.
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Originally Posted by Medusasdelta View Post
I know things will happen but just disappointed guys. It's a Stingray 1LT so again, I don't know what or dry. I'm not very mechanical but I believe its oil. That is the puddle in my garage in the photo.
You have a Stingray base car so it's a wet sump LT1 engine. All Z51, Grand Sport, and Z06 are dry sump. And it could literally just be a loose oil filter. Myself I'd be jacking it up to tighten it, check/add oil, clean it up and back in action. But I have the pucks.

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Old 01-12-2019, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HooosierDaddy View Post
Yup, My bet is (if the 500 mile oil change was done) the old oil filter gasket stuck to the block and the tech didn't notice. OP has been running on two gaskets.
Really not that uncommon...
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Originally Posted by devnull
Looks like a non Z51 from the aero under the car (so wet sump). That puddle is right under where the filter is. My $20 bet is that the filter is the issue (not on all the way, or double gasketed). Any takers?
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have the dealer ''TOW'' it in and ck/fix it
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Get some hockey pucks from amazon or big5 or your local hockey rink. You're going to need them sooner or later.
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Absolutely do not drive it further! It could be disastrous.
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I thought stingrays didn't have the center air dam? Probably a dry sump.

Anyway, good news is 99% of the time, on new cars, oil leaks aren't a big deal. A hose or a gasket.
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I thought stingrays didn't have the center air dam? Probably a dry sump.

Anyway, good news is 99% of the time, on new cars, oil leaks aren't a big deal. A hose or a gasket.
Base one does (have center dam). Z51 not so much

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900 miles on the car, it should not have had it's first oil change yet on a wet-sump.

But, being a 2017 maybe they changed the oil before delivery?
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