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    Leaking oil pan. :-/

    So my oil pan needs diapers or something. It won't stop leaking. Very small leak, but still a leak. What should i do?

    I almost feel like there's some obvious common sense answer to this but at 1:30 am common sense is pretty rare... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blup View Post
    So my oil pan needs diapers or something. It won't stop leaking. Very small leak, but still a leak. What should i do?

    I almost feel like there's some obvious common sense answer to this but at 1:30 am common sense is pretty rare... :-)
    Is the bolt tight enough?

    Did it thread improperly?

    Is the oil maybe coming from the filter?

    Is that tight enough?

    Could it just be excess from your oil change dripping off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blup View Post
    So my oil pan needs diapers or something. It won't stop leaking. Very small leak, but still a leak. What should i do?

    I almost feel like there's some obvious common sense answer to this but at 1:30 am common sense is pretty rare... :-)
    Common sense says to figure out where the leak is coming from and fix it.


    If it's coming from the crush washer, replace it.
    If it's coming from stripped threads in the drain pan, helicoil the plug or replace the pan.
    If it's coming from a crack in the pan, or a warped pan, replace the pan.
    If it's coming from the gasket, retorque, or replace the gasket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Common sense says to figure out where the leak is coming from and fix it.


    If it's coming from the crush washer, replace it.
    If it's coming from stripped threads in the drain pan, helicoil the plug or replace the pan.
    If it's coming from a crack in the pan, or a warped pan, replace the pan.
    If it's coming from the gasket, retorque, or replace the gasket.
    Common sense FTW

    good luck with the problem
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    Is your dipstick blowing out as well by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Common sense says to figure out where the leak is coming from and fix it.

    If it's coming from the crush washer, replace it.
    Had this happen to me. Check it and wipe off the excess. The drip was coming from the bolt and no where else. Was the crush washer.
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    It's coming from the plug. Very slow, steady leak. I'll change the cw, see what happens.

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