Report: Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak
Mercury Sable Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC
Average Mileage: 102,700 mi (13,500 mi - 180,000 mi)
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
Last year, during inspection, a note was placed on the report about the oil pan gasket leaking. This year, they say it needs replacing due to leaking and that that will cost $450. Is that a correct cost?
Visitor, 2001 Mercury Sable, 150,000 mi
Oil pan gasket leaks, bolts were checked but this didn't help. The gasket was replaced and the leaks have started again but not as bad. The original leaks started before 50K miles, fixed around 90K but started leaking again though not as bad.
Visitor, 2000 Mercury Sable, 100,000 mi
the pan gasket liked and was replaced
Visitor, 1990 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 51,000 mi
leaks oil from oil pan gasket
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 126,000 mi
Replaced oil pan gasket.
Visitor, 1996 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 175,000 mi
Oil dripping onto garage floor after driving the vehicle and has a burnt oil smell while engine is still hot.
Visitor, 2001 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 160,000 mi
I have the same problem
Visitor, 1991 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 178,000 mi
who knows how long this has been going on... i've been driving this car for a year with a leak in the oil pan gasket, just keeping the oil filled as much as possible. i'm looking into getting a new gasket and replacing it, but i need to figure out how first. the part itself is relatively cheap, i'm afraid to find out where the gasket is located based on how high the quotes i see here are to fix it professionally. this car is on its last legs though, i wonder if its even worth the hassle and bother.
Visitor, 1995 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 80,000 mi
During oil change, lube tech noted leaky oil pan gasket. I ignored it and eventually my starter went out. This was blamed on oil dripping onto it. Quote for replacing gasket is $350.
Visitor, 2000 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 90,000 mi
Got it fixed around end of Aug 2012 and 2 weeks later Sept 2012 the problem has seemed to occur again