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Old 12-31-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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Leak from oil pan

Anyone have or know someone with a 07-09 gt 500 that says they have a leak from an oil pan? I have only 8000 on the car and found a weeping pan gasket ( it appears ) and didn't know till I swapped the exhaust out last sat. Is this common ? Can't even really rule out it's not from slightly above gasket. Help would be awesome.
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Probably due to car sitting around and not driving it

With only 8,000 miles on a car that is that old probably means it has not had it's oil changed much if at all. The acid in the oil deteriated the gasket and probably a rear main seal ( Hope not) Just replace the gasket and change the oil at least every six months even if it does not get driven much.
It is not that the oil goes bad but the additives in the oil do and cause the problem you have.
If your car is a 2009 it means you only go 2,000 miles a year. That means a lot of the time the car is just sitting.
A lot of exotic cars are not used and have the same problem as well as cars in a museum.
This is why it is always suggested that you put fresh oil in a car that is going to be stored for a long term. Also why not to start a long term stored car and let it idle (EVER) while being stored.
Just get a gasket and start changing the oil every five or six months no matter if it does not have a lot of miles and stuff like this won't happen.
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Thanks for the info. It's no garage queen. I have a job that requires me to work a lot of hrs. 80 hr weeks in summer months so I don't get to take it out much. I hope it's not the main seal. I will change the gasket as suggested. What sucks is I just changed the oil. Peace of mine is priceless. It's not what ya know, it's who ya know. Flag I found this page. I deleted the others I had. Full of street racers with no real knowledge that is useful.
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Hi Ed

Your not really storing the car but a few things you should do is . "Sta-Bil in the gas tank and keep the oil changed. You can get the Sta-bil at Walmart.
Here is one of many articals that will mention why fresh oil is needed.
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Storing Your Vehicle for Long Periods of Time - How To Guides at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple

My friend Shari bought a 66 Mustang that was parked in a garage for over 3 1/2 years and I charged the battery, Filled the tires, poured a little gas in the carburetor
and it started up. It did run enough to drive it to her house but it also needed a new gas tank, all the lines, A fuel pump and a carburetor. Not counting all the gaskets due to the old oil being used and left in the car ruining things.
She does not drive her 66 much but does have a battery tender hooked up and changes her oil every three months ( Overkill) and keeps Sta-bil in her tank plus keeps her tank full. The car is always ready to go with no problems at all.
You do drive your car enough that I don't think you will have problems if you do the few things I mentioned.
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