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front main leaking. LS 1.8L

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Hey guys so i had my first major breakdown. had the low oil message show for a split second and some 3km later the message came on and... from the fender to mid valve cover, from rad up to the hood and down the fire wall are all covered in oil. had to keep going to find a place to stop for the night so it ran dry for roughly 1km. still starts and runs

I had the car towed and dropped at a shop so will be a couple days till they can look at it, but given the design i wanna figure out what could of happened. if the front main broke by itself could it of pushed out a steady amount of oil? or could the oil pump of failed and started leaking out the sides?
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I'd almost bet that the Turbo Oil return hose broke. For unknown reasons GM uses plastic for this part. It gets exxtremely hot from the exhaust and turn. Mine crumbled to bits in my hand at about 150k miles.
The OP's car has the 1.8L - no turbo.
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