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How much does it cost to replace the coolant lines and the upper/lower oil pan gasket?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the coolant hoses by the turbo and the engine oil pan gasket.
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Timing chain gasket is bad. I check the engine oil and found chocolate foam. Is it possible the gasket can leak coolant in engine? Fresh rebuild.
Hi there. If you check the engine oil and see the oil look like a milk shake, then the engine oil is mixed with coolant or water. Also if you are finding gasket material in the engine oil, then a...
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Can i remove oil pan from 05 CTS 2.8 without pulling motor ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The engine will need to at least be partially removed from the vehicle in order to remove the pan. You have to compensate for the oil pick up tube at the bottom of the...
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THe oil pan rusted and is leaking. The mechanic says cost is approx. $750 to replace it. Is that a fair price??
Without knowing what the local labor rate is the prices you got are not out of line with book pricing to do this repair. The oil pan on this engine is mad from a thin metal and rusted from the...
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Are there other component or parts that need to be removed so the oilpan can drop down
Hello there, replacing the oil pan on your 2004 Honda Element is a normal service procedure. The oil pan will not drop straight out, when removing the oil pan on this type of vehicle the engine must be raised and...
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Fix oil pan
Most oil pans will need to be replaced anytime they get damaged or the engine may be damaged from running out of oil or oil pan hitting the internal components blocking oil pump pick up tube or hitting rods when...
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Is Chevy Equinox 2006 worth replacing oil pan gasket? 198,000 miles
Hi there. Replacing the oil pan gasket is part of an engines life and part of a vehicle's maintenance. Every vehicle will eventually need to have the oil pan gasket replaced. Before you replace the oil pan gasket, look around...
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Transmission pan leak
Hello. If the gasket and sealant were applied and allowed to cure properly then you should not need to shift the pan in any sort of way. If the gasket is leaking then re torquing the bolts may repair the...
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Hit a tire and oil spilled
There is engine oil in a pan beneath the engine (close to the ground) as well as transmission oil in a similar "pan". If you have an automatic transmission, a possibility is the tubes or hoses that connect to a...
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It sounds like the oil pan ruptured or tore from an impact. The crankshaft is above the pan and probably is not damaged however there is an oil pick up tube and screen assembly in the lower oil pan area...
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Oil leak\replacement
Hi...the repair procedure for the oil pan gasket on your vehicle is fairly straightforward. However, it is recommended that you have a certified mechanic perform the operation as, at a minimum, you have to have a calibrated torque wrench. Fasteners...
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Can oil pan be removed with the engine in the car.
The rack and pinion steering gear needs to be disconnected and moved forward and the transmission inspection flywheel inspection plate for access to remove the oil pan from the engine. You can then torque rod bearings as needed.
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Leak and low oil pressure
This suggests that you may have a leaking oil pan gasket. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is usually common due to excessive heat which causes the gasket to shrink creating a leak in the gasket. This...
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Oil pan removal
This is a tricky process as often times the oil pan can get hung up on the oil pump when removing it. Try carefully moving back and forth and around a bit and it should come off assuming you have...
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How long does it take to change out an oil pan gasket on a 2004 chevy blazer? Why is it so expensive when the gasket is vheap part
Hello. The procedure for this vehicle could be considered labor intensive in comparison to other vehicles. Replacing an oil pan gasket for your vehicle requires that the transmission be separated from the engine in order to remove and install a...
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Rusted oil pan
This suggests you may have a leak due to a failing gasket or potentially a hole in your oil pan due to the rust corrosion. This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a bad oil pan gasket. This...
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1995 Buick Skylark
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Removing oil pans is never as easy as it may seem. While the actually removal process is easy, accessing them is the hard part. You will need to give yourself more room to move...
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2008 Kia Sportage oil pan replacement
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Replacing the oil pan can be tricky and time consuming. Often the engine or the transmission need to be moved or adjusted in order to access and work on the oil pan. Sometimes the...
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I have an oil leak in Chevy Suburban 2001. What would it cost to replace the oil pan gasket or timing cover gasket?
Sent billing question to CS for cost to replace the oil pan gasket or timing cover gasket.
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I just wanted to buy the oil pan gasket for a 2000 honda accord v6 3.0. Can you tell me what you charge?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the oil pan gasket and parts.

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