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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercury Sable Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak
Mercury Sable Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC
Average Mileage: 102,520 mi (13,500 mi - 180,000 mi)
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, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 125,000 mi
Why no recalls
Visitor, 1999 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 50,000 mi
Oil dripping onto garage floor after driving the vehicle and has a burnt oil smell while engine is still hot. Noticed the drips are going onto the exhaust. Looks like I need to get it repaired.
Visitor, 1990 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 51,000 mi
leaks oil from oil pan gasket
Visitor, 2001 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 140,000 mi
Same as described - mechanic noted the seal on the engine oil pan gasket seemed to be leaking. Noticed because of drippings and strong burnt oil smell coming from the exhaust (also comes through vent when car is stationary).
Visitor, 2005 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, 67,000 mi
Oil smell when the engine gets good and hot. Does not spot on floor concrete.
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC
Not fixed I wanted to no if there was a recall on this pronlem
Visitor, 2001 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 80,000 mi
Oil leaks from oil pan gasket