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Oil seeping from lower oil pan gasket

 
Old 12-19-2017, 08:37 PM
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Oil seeping from lower oil pan gasket

Recently noticed a few oil drops on the garage floor, so put it up on a lift and see "damp" areas around the lower oil pan gasket. It's a 13-year old motor with 68,000 miles. I had recently changed the oil and filled with Mobil 1 0W-40 vs. 5W-40 from last fill. Would this change in oil grade cause seeping to begin, or is it simply age catching up to me?
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I very much doubt it's anything to do with the oil grade.

There are lots of place oil can leak - are you sure it's the lower sump? If it is, it's a relatively easy fix.

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Originally Posted by Welwynnick View Post
...are you sure it's the lower sump? If it is, it's a relatively easy fix.
We're just going to watch it for now. I wouldn't call it a "leak". There's a drop here and there only. Regardless, I'll let the pros deal with it eventually, probably when there's something more to do. My DIY is limited to oil and filter changes.
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