Oil Pan Gasket
|Best Place to buy:||standard places|
|Cost to Have it done in a shop:||$|
|How long it may take:||2 hours|
|Frequency:||whenever it looks like it needs it. Do it in conjunction with an oil change.|
|Tools needed:||6mm hex|
|Special tools needed:||Gasket Sealer (Silicone)|
Symptom: Do you see oil leaking out of the sides of your oil pan?
1. After there is no oil left in your system, just get a 5mm Allen wrench (hex) and start to unscrew the oil pan. I believe there is 19 of these screws... have fun.
2. Clean it out, and scrape off all the oil gasket and silicone.
3. Get a scraper/grinder type bit on your drill and go to down removing every spec of old oil gasket and silicone.
4. Once it's all clean, get your gasket ready, and put a thick (but not too thick that it's flowing over and dripping down into the tank) coating of BLUE silicone gasket sealer all over the oil pan. Do it on both sides.
5. Put the gasket on, and put more silicone on the top of the gasket, be generous.
6. Carefully put it back on, and hand screw each of them in as good as you can with your hands.
7. Tighten all the screws uniformly, smooth any excess. There shouldn't be much at all!.
8. Personally, I'd wait a few hours at least, before you put oil back in. Wait a day, if you can. Read the instructions on the gasket sealer I suppose.