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Oil pan leak

I have what I believe is a slow leak from the oil pan. Over time I've eliminated the steering rack, PS pump, engine seals and valve covers. Hindsight being what it is, I should have had the gasket replaced when the timing chains were done in December. If I was able to kick my own @ss, I would.

Does anyone have any recommendations on ways I can slow down (stop? yea right) the leak? I really don't want to pay another $2,000 to have the engine pulled to replace the gasket. Not worth it.

The leak is fairly slow - about 1-1.5 quarts every few months. I might just live with it and keep topping it up, but it would be nice to alleviate the constant oil spots on my driveway.

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If you can access the oil pan bolts, make sure they're tightened to 'torque spec' or something close to it. That's about all you can do without replacing the gasket.

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If you can access the oil pan bolts, make sure they're tightened to 'torque spec' or something close to it. That's about all you can do without replacing the gasket.
You mean you are not going to suggest a can of this...........

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You mean you are not going to suggest a can of this...........
I leave those suggestions for Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and the rest of the Disney group.

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If you can access the oil pan bolts, make sure they're tightened to 'torque spec' or something close to it. That's about all you can do without replacing the gasket.
Yeah. That's what I figured but thought I'd ask anyhow. Every now and then one happens to stumble upon a quick and/or easy solution. Those days are getting few and far between though.

When a headlight bulb replacement requires the wheel and fender liner to be removed, hoping for an easy fix on a leaky oil pan is laughable at best.

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