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post #1 of 14 Old 05-30-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Getting Nervous!

After reading about LS3 owners having their oil pumps fail more and more, Im getting a little nervous about heading out for a 3600Km trip this coming Saturday.

Is there anything I can do to ensure my LS3 doesnt grenade or loose oil pressure during my trip?

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Is this something new? I havent heard about this being an issue

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Is this something new? I havent heard about this being an issue
There's a service bulletin for some of the GM V8's...LS3 (and I think L99) are included (not just limited to camaros). Some members from the other site have been posting lots of doom and gloom about it (rightfully so maybe).

For the OP, as far as I know, the only things you can really is keep an eye on your oil pressure and if it drops, turn off your car and call onstar. Keep in mind the big picture...there's only a few bad ones compared to all the ones that are perfectly fine.

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There's a service bulletin for some of the GM V8's...LS3 (and I think L99) are included (not just limited to camaros). Some members from the other site have been posting lots of doom and gloom about it (rightfully so maybe).

For the OP, as far as I know, the only things you can really is keep an eye on your oil pressure and if it drops, turn off your car and call onstar. Keep in mind the big picture...there's only a few bad ones compared to all the ones that are perfectly fine.
thanks man... something else just to keep an eye on

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I just drove 1100 miles from Texas to Illinois a week back and had no problems. I am getting ready to do it again here soon back to Texas.


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Ill just keep my eye on things!

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For the OP, as far as I know, the only things you can really is keep an eye on your oil pressure and if it drops, turn off your car and call onstar. Keep in mind the big picture...there's only a few bad ones compared to all the ones that are perfectly fine.

Couldnt have said it any better.


just drive it like you always do and keep an eye on all guages.


You should always watch the guages at all times anyway.
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's not like you've got a Ford or a Toyota.

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I always keep an eye on my guages, like I told my kids, antifreeze & oil are the life of the car, make sure you keep an eye on both.

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Couldnt have said it any better.


just drive it like you always do and keep an eye on all guages.


You should always watch the guages at all times anyway.
Shouldn't a warning light come on? I check gauges from time to time, but unless I sense there's a problem I'm not going to be constantly looking at them. There have been some advances in warning lights since the 60s.

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