I went in for an oil change at the dealer and he said i have an oil leak and it "might need an oil pan gasket" replaced. Is it possible for a 2007 camry to already have a weared out oil pan gasket. how would i know if the dealer is just pulling my leg or even worst the dealer caused the leak itself.
Oil pan gasket leaking on 2007 Toyota Camry
by Visitor in Frederick, MD on May 24, 2011
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on May 24, 2011
have someone else look at it to confirm it. a second opinion is always good to verify. Roy
ANSWER by overbys on May 24, 2011
#1 you always get better service from a good local shop than the dealership. this is why 80% of their business disappears when the factory warranty runs out. this does not mean "Goober Lube", this means a real shop, that's locally owned by someone that has a great reputation. #2 "might" does not have anything to do with reality. a second opinion is always a good thing. if your doctor told you that you "might" have a brain tumor, what would you do? #3 how could they cause this "maybe" leak?? you don't know for certain that you even have a leak, yet you've already cast doubt that they somehow have deliberately damaged your car. it's called "ever since" syndrome. #4 oil pan gaskets, valve cover gaskets, water pump gaskets will all eventually leak. they do not wear out. have you ever had a faucet drip at your house? same thing.
ANSWER by Bergoes on March 23, 2013
I personally had my oil pan gasket leak 3 times within the first 40 k miles they finally replaced the oil pan itself. It was a faulty part like there are so may badly made parts on the 2007 Camry. I can write a small book of things that broke on this Camry.
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