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Old 05-18-2012, 05:15 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Oil Pan Gasket Leaking

My Car is leaking a bit of oil, not too much, just a few drops overnight. Pretty sure its from the oil pan gasket, planning on taking care of it this weekend when i change my oil. Should I buy a gasket or use RTV?

Anything else special I got to do?

just unbolt, clean the old gasket off, new gasket and bolt it up?
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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Leaking

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My Car is leaking a bit of oil, not too much, just a few drops overnight. Pretty sure its from the oil pan gasket, planning on taking care of it this weekend when i change my oil. Should I buy a gasket or use RTV?

Anything else special I got to do?

just unbolt, clean the old gasket off, new gasket and bolt it up?
I would recommend good quality RTv like permatex or loctite. Clean both surfaces troughly. Use a bottom tap to clean out existing RTv in the bolt holes so that you don't strip soft aluminium when tightening the bolts back up. Its M6 Tap I believe.

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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Leaking

are you 100% that the leak is from the oil pan and not from the oil cooler / o-ring or the oil pressure switch ?

I would suggest you clean it down with some brake cleaner , get it all clean , wipe it down with some rags and start the car and let it idle and wait to see where its leaking from.
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RVT, i use NAPA brand with maximum oil resistance. Holds up fine on my timing covers, is a bitch to remove though, so you know its working.
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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Leaking

thats right behind the filter right?

ill look into it though, thanks
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