Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
How much oil did you add to the engine? Was the engine completely drained before you added oil?
Please let me know..Thanks, Josh
The oil capacity of your engine is about 5 quarts. I am not surprised that you were no showing oil on the dip stick.
If you are only loosing oil when the engine is running you will need to slide under your car with the engine running to attempt to figure out where the source of the leak is.
My recommendation is that if you are unable to determine the source of the leak, you have a shop put it up on a lift to determine where the oil is leaking. It is not worth chancing doing damage to the engine by loosing oil pressure..
Please let me know what you see when your underneath the car and we'll go from there...
Well I would have to say that the head gasket is the culprit. When your referring to the head gasket, are your refering to the top cover gasket(valve cover) or is it actually lower down where the cylinder haed meets the lower engine block?
Does the leak come from above ofr below the plastic intake manifold?
If the leak is from the front of the valve cover, you may just need to replace the valve cover gasket.
I don't know if the truck that backed up onto your hood compressed it enough to crack the valve cover but you will want to throughly inspect the valve cover itself for signs of a crack in the aluminum.
If a crack is found, the valve cover will need to be replaced. If there is no crack found, start by replacing the valve cover gasket. The replacement gasket should be available at your local parts store...