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2007 Toyota Camry Question: Oil pan gasket leaking

 

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Visitor, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Frederick, MD, May 24, 2011, 13:13

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.

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    May 24, 2011, 13:27
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    have someone else look at it to confirm it.

    a second opinion is always good to verify.

    Roy

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, May 24, 2011, 13:39
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    #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.

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    March 23, 2013, 08:06
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    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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