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Old 06-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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haven't jack her up again (tired of doing this...) but there seems to be motor oil dripping from all over the place, e.g from the oil filter, from the drain plug, & every got damn metal piece underneath the car.
could this be from the oil pan gasket ? should i attempt to tighten any bolts that could of gotten loose? or is there any magical addictive that could be used?

also... Iv noticed the leak is getting worse by the month , if thats any help
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If you wipe down the pan and all...where does the leak appear to begin from?
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i guess ill jack her up again... iv also noticed that when parking my car on a very small uphill angle i dont see any puddle... odd
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i guess ill jack her up again... iv also noticed that when parking my car on a very small uphill angle i dont see any puddle... odd
Then the front part of the gasket is probably leaking. The oil is being splashed over every thing else as you drive.
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is it possible for the pan bolts to become loose by any chance?
yea it does kinda sound like it coming from the front.
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is it possible for the pan bolts to become loose by any chance?
yea it does kinda sound like it coming from the front.
Yep..they can come loose. You can check and re-torque to the Oil Pan Bolt 14 Nm (125 inch lbs.).
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Great ill crawl under sometime this week and clean her up and tighten her up ... one problem no torque wrench gonna have to use a small wrench and hand tighten this sucker (hopefully one or more are loose so i dont have to replace the damn gasket)
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Replaced mine this past weekend... series 1 motor but itd be about the same on them, not too hard but not real fun either lol... I dont have a tq wrench either but looked at it like this, the bolts for the pan, and the drain plug bolt should be tightened to the same specs... that should give you an idea of how tight to make it

looking to get a tq wrench soon, if your doing alot of work yourself, its a must to make sure bolts dont come back off when driving down the road hehe
consider the 60-80 bucks for a good cheap one worth more than cost to fix you car after the oil pan comes unbolted and all the oil splashes out
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