Looks like the head gasket is sweating oil a bit; after I cleaned the engine bay a month ago, the block now has oil on it. Not really a biggie, as judging by the state of the engine bay before the cleaning it has been doing it for quite a while - and since the dipstick's been telling me it has been losing oil a bit in the 9000km change interval, it's good to know that's where it's coming from. No blue smoke as far as I know.
I'm just annoyed at having to consider a gasket change service, which would handily incorporate new belts and thermostats and water pump and what not.. Add this to the bearings&bushings I've ordered, and that I want to get new (sportier) shocks and springs at the same time, and the car's looking at a sizeable investment this fall. And I want the driver's side front corner's paint issues and dings fixed.
Now, where are those MX-3 1800 V6:s since I'm at it...
Well I got all the parts as part of a package and I can trade off parts I don't end up using. I would really like to go IRS, but I still need the Roadmaster to be
usefulutilitarian, so I may not.
If it becomes more of a hassle than it is worth, I will simply trade off the trans, rear suspension for a computer and trans from an F body.
Hmm, that brings up another potential problem though. If I get the trans from an F body, how do I get a computer the will work with an LS6 and that trans? Or did they put automatics in the Vette with the LS6?
Or maybe I will just use the whole deal in a kit car. I just got the stuff and I am still dreaming at this point.
Is you car a "low emissions" vehicle? Anyway, are you sure it's not the camcover gasket? It's a more common place for oil weepage, and far quicker and easier to fix