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Old 03-22-2006, 12:47 AM   #11
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As fast as you are losing oil, I do not believe it is coming from your oil pan gasket.
Check your drain plug and filter.

Reminds me of a time long ago I brought my Scout into the dealer here to have them change the trani fluid. When I got it back I was shocked to see that they had punched a hole in the pan to drain the fluid out and then brazed it back up to seal it.
They said that way they can tell how many times the oil has been changed by counting the repaired holes.
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As fast as you are losing oil, I do not believe it is coming from your oil pan gasket.
Check your drain plug and filter.

Reminds me of a time long ago I brought my Scout into the dealer here to have them change the trani fluid. When I got it back I was shocked to see that they had punched a hole in the pan to drain the fluid out and then brazed it back up to seal it.
They said that way they can tell how many times the oil has been changed by counting the repaired holes.
what the hell @ the last part

who does that.
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what the H*** @ the last part

who does that.
Seriously. and it was a Chrysler dealership. You remember that ad with the mechanic beating a hammer against his open hand saying "duh, I can fix transmissions too, uh hu"
Those people really exist.
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what the H*** @ the last part

who does that.
Seriously. and it was a Chrysler dealership. You remember that ad with the mechanic beating a hammer against his open hand saying "duh, I can fix transmissions too, uh hu"
Those people really exist.
I lol'ed just now

screw chrysler / ford products.

I had an escort for two days. Ended up totalling it.

I came back to my own attention and noticed the air bags were out

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"well i know these worked.."
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Well, with no gasket/windage tray and only what looked to a mechanic as bathroom caulking. Ouch.

However that engine sealant that the dealer gave us in the GM tube, it did look like gasket maker white caulking.
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That is really a shitty thing to do! It wouldn't do any good to call the place you bought it and tell them about it but I would be tempted to tell them a few choice things. It'* a shame you couldn't threaten them with the Better Business Bureau.

Good luck with the repairs.
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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
When this was done in the 91' at a GM dealership- there was some type of sealent used- I don't recall what it was called. Hasn't leaked a drop since, but it was a greyish silicone like product. Same product was used in tandem with the gaskets for the upper and lower intakes in the valleys to prevent leaks. Dry as a bone. Good stuff- Ill have to get the name of it.

I really feel for you about the shotty workmenship. Its really amazing that there are mechanices that are out there that still have liscences. I could tell you stories about the condition of Majestics engine when I got her...but Im not going to hijack your thread!
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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
When this was done in the 91' at a GM dealership- there was some type of sealent used- I don't recall what it was called. Hasn't leaked a drop since, but it was a greyish silicone like product. Same product was used in tandem with the gaskets for the upper and lower intakes in the valleys to prevent leaks. Dry as a bone. Good stuff- Ill have to get the name of it.

I really feel for you about the shotty workmenship. Its really amazing that there are mechanices that are out there that still have liscences. I could tell you stories about the condition of Majestics engine when I got her...but Im not going to hijack your thread!
It sounds like the sealer used in this case was Permatex Grey... Its good stuff, and in some applications it sued without a gasket... When I put a 3800 intake back on the end seals get a little bead on the top and the bottom as well as the corners... They stay dry for ever is done right..

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