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Oil Pan Gasket

By David Sturtz, April 15, 2008

The oil pan gasket is the working seal between the oil pan and the lower part of the engine.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pan Gasket

  • Engine oil leak

Oil Pan Gasket Related Repair Advice

  • The oil pan gasket can be made of paper, rubber, or a sealing liquid (liquid gasket)
  • Some engines have an upper and lower oil pan gasket; the upper oil pan may also be referred to as the crankcase
  • The oil pan is on the bottom of the engine, so any oil leaks from the top or front of the engine could drain down and look like an oil pan leak. It's important to verify that there are no other leaks before having the oil pan resealed.

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