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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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Do I need to have the oil pan replaced as well for a leaky gasket? We took my 08' Tahoe Hybrid to the dealer and they said I have
Hello...the only reason that you would need a new oil pan is if the pan is corroded or physically damaged (tears, cracks, big dents, perforations). If the oil drain plug threads are damaged, that is repairable and the pan is...
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Oil Pan Gasket Replacement on a Dodge Avenger.
Hi there. If all of the bolts are out of the oil pan and the pan is not coming off the engine, then get a gasket scraper with a wooden handle and slightly tap on the end of the handle...
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1994 Chevrolet Silverado extended cabV-8 oil pan gasket replacement?
Hi there. You would have to drain the engine oil out of the oil pan, put the plug back in the oil pan, and remove the oil pan bolts to take the pan off. Once the pan is off, you...
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Engine seems locked
Hi there. Sounds as if the meter in the carburetor has failed and made the float continues attempts to fill up when it is to be shut off. This will cause the engine to statically lock up. If the carburetor...
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Just overtightened drain plug on an 01 acur cl type s, now i gotta replace the oil pan. After a bit of research, i found out i nee
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the oil pan is a pain to get to. Often you need to raise up the engine or remove the transmission. On your make and model you should be able to get by...
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I changed my oil pan gasket and now there is a knocking at the back of the oil pan, what could it be
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is make sure your oil level and type are correct. If you suspect that there may be a mechanical issue with the components towards the bottom of the engine,...
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Engine Oil (Not transmission fluid) leak behind the bell housing.
Hi there. The oil pan, oil filter, or the rear main seal (rear crankshaft seal) could be leaking. Check the oil filter and make sure that it is on tight. Then take a socket and wrench and check all of...
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I just got my oil pan gasket replaced on my BMW 2004 530i (700$) I thought they would have replaced the pan with the gasket, they
Hello, thank you for writing in. Replacing the oil pan gasket does not typically include replacing the oil pan as well. If there are damages to that pan which warrant replacing it, then you will have to pay for the...
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Why do I smell oil and about how much will it cost to repair it?
Hello Diana. If you still have the service documents from the dealership a technician will be able to tell you if the leaks are new or a recurring issue. Mini Coopers will usually have a leak around the oil pan...
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Can the oil pan gasket replacement be done at home? 2006 Lincoln Ls V8. Does it use just a liquid gasket or does it use an actual gasket?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket is either a gasket of cork or rubber (silicone molded) or a spread of RTV Silicone. The oil pan gasket can be removed at home, you will just have to jack up the vehicle...
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I bought a Touraeg 07, took it to a mechanic to have it check but found metal in the oil ... Would that be consider a bad thing
Hello, thank you for writing in. Any vehicle with metal shavings in the oil pan is a bad sign. This indicates that there are components rubbing and touching inside of the engine, which shouldn't be. Depending on the size, shape,...
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How long does it take to change oil pan & gaskets?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket could take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours depending on the technician that is working on the vehicle. If you are not a mechanic and are wanting to change the oil pan gasket and have...
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the oil pan drain plug head is rounded off to remove the plug are the threads clockwise or counter clouckwise?
To remove the drain plug, turn the plug counter-clockwise. You may need to use a "bolt-out" type socket to grip what remains of the head. In the event that the internal (in pan) threads are damaged and you need a...
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Why is my truck is leaking transmission fluid?
Hi there. Check the location of the transmission fluid leak on the case to determine what needs replaced. There are 5 locations for the transmission to leak that are common. Locations of a leak The input shaft seal The...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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how to replace a oil pan gasket on a 2000 chevy silverado
Oil pan and/or pan gasket replacement on this vehicle has to be performed with the Factory Service Manual in hand. There are just simply too many steps, and too much detail to re-count it all here, not to mention the...
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I have half of my oil pan bolt in my oil pan . What can i do?
The threads in the bolt gallery can be repaired by a tap and a new bolt can be installed into the cleaned gallery. If you need to install the bolt for now and fix the gallery later, you can take...
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I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata and I need to replace the oil pan, will this require any other parts to be removed?
The oil must be drained first. The oil pans on these vehicles are typically stamped steel and don't require the removal of any other parts other than a few brackets and fasteners to gain access to all of the oil...
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Starter removal.
The engine and transmission support sub-frame must be removed according to the service manual while the engine and transmission are supported from the top. The service manual does not mention removing the starter, but it may be necessary to remove...

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