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1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Question: Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced Yesterday, No Oil Today. What happened?

 

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99sub, 5.7L V8, Kent, WA, October 26, 2013, 15:25
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The Suburban had a slow coolant leak and the shop said that is was my intake manifold gasket. $800.00 later I picked it up and drove home. The next day I was running an errand and after about 10 miles it sounded like it through a rod. Pulled out the dip stick and it was smoking a lot. walked to a store to buy more oil but it stall sounded so bad I had to call a tow truck. It appears all my oil was gone. What went wrong? Did the shop make an error when installing the gasket?

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    pushrod October 26, 2013, 16:36
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    Need a little more info.
    1- Did the oil leak out of it after the repair, see a puddle of oil where it was parked?
    2- Did the intake leak coolant into the oil before the repair, milky color oil & over full?

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    99sub, October 27, 2013, 08:36
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    The oil was almost empty after the repair and there was no puddle of oil. Since I brought it in to the shop I can not address if the coolant leaked into the oil.

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    pushrod, October 27, 2013, 08:49
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    Ok.

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