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Old 03-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Oil pan gasket need replaced?

So I had my oil changed at Ford. They busted my oil pan gasket. They quoted $420 for part and install even though they broke it. I guess because they have to lift the engine out to repair the part and they get paid way too much for the 5 hours it'd take. I'm wondering if it's bad that it drips a bit a few times a day? Maybe 5 drops a day? I'd rather have to replace my oil 10 times at $25 a change then pay $420 to have the fools repair what they broke.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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I just replaced my oil pan. It is quite labor intensive. Wipe it all down and see where its leaking from and let me know.

I'm having a hard time picturing how they could booger up the gasket just doing an oil change, do they have a monkey on staff?!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Re: Oil pan gasket need replaced?

Haha idk how they did it. All I know is there was no leak and I parked my car in the garage the night I got the oil change. Next morning there was a puddle under my car. I took it back in and said you just changed the oil and they said sorry $420 bucks.
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Haha idk how they did it. All I know is there was no leak and I parked my car in the garage the night I got the oil change. Next morning there was a puddle under my car. I took it back in and said you just changed the oil and they said sorry $420 bucks.
If your getting a puddle overnight, then you need to get it resealed. You'll need to undo engine mounts, jack up the motor and support it, then remove four of the six cross member bolts, loosening the top two but not removing, undo and then pull the pan out. Clean the surface real good the apply some new rtv black silicone gasket maker then reassemble. Its not fun or easy and requires some specialty tools, hence the 400 dollars in labor.

That being said, if you can pinpoint the leak, and it is minor, you can clean the area with brake cleaner to remove oil residue and apply some rtv silcone over the leak. This is a band aid so to speak, but you really should get the leak fixed the right way by pulling the pan.
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Not sure of the setup on the v6 filter,but there could just be a ”frame drip” excess oil on the frame they didnt wipe off!...it is quite difficult to damage an oil pan gasket from a simple oil change!...
Unless as stated there is a monkey doing the labor!...
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Re: Oil pan gasket need replaced?

Gahh so much work.

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Alright, while I have you guys here and you seem to definitely know what you're talking about. I had another post that hasn't been replied to much. Either one of you know about turn signal flasher relays? My turn signals come on but don't flash. They just stay on solid. They might blink 3 or 4 times max then stay solid. All bulbs are new so its not that. Hazards work, all other lights work. Just turn signals stay on solid. I looked it up and read about a turn signal flasher relay and an electronic flasher module? Is there a difference between the two? If so which one do I need to get to fix it? Hoping the relay as its reasonably cheap and looks easier to replace. :/
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Gahh so much work.

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Alright, while I have you guys here and you seem to definitely know what you're talking about. I had another post that hasn't been replied to much. Either one of you know about turn signal flasher relays? My turn signals come on but don't flash. They just stay on solid. They might blink 3 or 4 times max then stay solid. All bulbs are new so its not that. Hazards work, all other lights work. Just turn signals stay on solid. I looked it up and read about a turn signal flasher relay and an electronic flasher module? Is there a difference between the two? If so which one do I need to get to fix it? Hoping the relay as its reasonably cheap and looks easier to replace. :/
That I do not have experience with, but from my understanding it seems like you have a relay you need to replace.

Sucks that your having electrical problems. They can be some of the most difficult to diagnose and pinpoint.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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Re: Oil pan gasket need replaced?

That's what I was hoping to hear! Electrical isn't bad because they're usually cheaper for me than engine, brakes, or battery stuff. $500 out on new brakes suckssssssss. I'd pay $35 for a new relay any day over that!
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