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    Red face Pan Gasket oil leak!! help help!!!!!

    Car looks like a 30,000 dollar car!
    Its me with more evidence pointing to a pan gasket seep during driving pressure pushing oil out at both sides a little and back of pan gasket mostly.
    A mech said it was pan gasket.
    I wiped oil pan clean 3 days later i see oil marks like a trail from sides of pan and mostly back of pan where it meets bell housing.
    Has anyone used bars stop leak and had good results?
    Has anyone paid a mechanic to change a pan gasket, if so how many hours of labor ,and or total cost ect?
    2001 10 years old 74,000 miles. clean car. 6 speed.
    looks , runs like a new car all original all stock but ......
    How much oil am i leaking?
    I am still checking looks like about 1qt of leakage every 1,000 miles.
    Appreciate helpful, positive replys, honest replys, informative replys only no personal attacks please, 0 comment ok rather than a critical comment theyre not helpful,
    thanx
    Last edited by denegrader; 05-17-2011 at 10:41 AM.

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    You don't want to lower your oil pressure and please don't use Bars Stop Leak....pan gasket needs to be changed.

    You could support the engine from the top with a bar across the strut towers and Unbolt your engine mounts and front suspension....then stop the suspension enough to remove your pan

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    You don't want to lower your oil pressure and please don't use Bars Stop Leak....pan gasket needs to be changed.

    You could support the engine from the top with a bar across the strut towers and Unbolt your engine mounts and front suspension....then stop the suspension enough to remove your pan
    This guy is 100% correct. Do it the right way the first time. This way you will not be in the same boat for a long time. The bars stop leak is crap, and lowering your oil pressure could hurt you in the long run.

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    make sure its your pan gasket. i was changing my k member and decided i would change my pan gasket because it was always wet. at the last moment i noticed it had a reddish tint to it and after checking numerous wet areas it all smelled like trans fluid, so i figure i have a worn out front pump seal. just thought id share what happened to me.

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    Wink

    got t o be sure fer sure anyways looks like its hardly even leakin any more after driving it for a week.
    my cars a 6 speed though




    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    make sure its your pan gasket. i was changing my k member and decided i would change my pan gasket because it was always wet. at the last moment i noticed it had a reddish tint to it and after checking numerous wet areas it all smelled like trans fluid, so i figure i have a worn out front pump seal. just thought id share what happened to me.

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    didnt know it was an m6. alot people say its their powersteering pump too

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    I'd first make sure the oil pan to rear cover are torqued to spec.(106 in.lb.).

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    I have the same problem with my 2000 TA, oil pan is wet all the way around, lowest price i found for the gasket was $48, mech quoted 4 hrs book time for labor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws-six View Post
    I have the same problem with my 2000 TA, oil pan is wet all the way around, lowest price i found for the gasket was $48, mech quoted 4 hrs book time for labor
    Yup they aren't cheap

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    denegrader, you've only got three simultaneous threads on "oil leak" in this forum alone... how you doing?

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    besides stressing and crackin up and buggin everyone not much just strugglin

    bustin my balls and everyone elses




    Quote Originally Posted by wileyCoyote View Post
    denegrader, you've only got three simultaneous threads on "oil leak" in this forum alone... how you doing?

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    A good set of metric sockets and a few hours will get your problem fixed...might want a friend or two to help get the front cross member back in and lined up...buy a case of beer and call some buddies

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    Quote Originally Posted by denegrader View Post
    Car looks like a 30,000 dollar car!
    ok its me with more evidence pointing to a pan gasket seep during driving pressure pushing oil out at both sides littl and back of pan gaket mostly.
    a mech said it was
    i dried pan 3 days later isee oil maks like a trail from sides of pan and mostly back of pan where meets bell housing.
    Has anyone slowed or stopped leakage by decreasing pressure while cars running? if so how to lower pressure?
    Has anyone used bars stop leak and had good results?
    Has anyone paid a mechanic to change a pan gasket, if so how many hours of labor ,and or total cost ect.
    2001 10 years old 74,000 miles. clean car. 6 speed.
    looks , runs like a new car all original but ......
    How much oil ?
    i am still checking that will post more when obtained.
    gone 100 miles so far , stick level changed an unoticeable amount.
    ill check post later to update
    thanx
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    gosh rough crowd here i thought was on that other ls site for a moment negativity is not one of my favorites ethier did i spell that right? Denegrader vent that crankcase...

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    its ok thanx for tips, well didn't realize how popular these cars really are
    and dedicated owners too alright, well just drivin it and still on the fence with it, keep you guys posted





    Quote Originally Posted by oldmano2z View Post
    gosh rough crowd here i thought was on that other ls site for a moment negativity is not one of my favorites ethier did i spell that right? Denegrader vent that crankcase...

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