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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 09, 5:28 PM Thread Starter
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Paul
 
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oil pan leak

I have a leak at the front of my oil pan right at the nipple before the flywheel housing. It leaks one or 2 drops after I shut the engine.Is there any way to stop the leak without having to have the gasket replaced? $$$$$$$

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 09, 11:58 PM
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Re: oil pan leak

Paul,

I am not clear if the oil leak is in the front or rear of the pan.

In either case it may be possible to stop a minor leak.
You need to clean the area of the pan seal thoroughly.
This means NO oil, it must be clean.

Apply a liberal bead of silicon gasket maker the full length of the pan seal on that end. Use your finger to smooth the silicon and make sure it is worked into the gap.

It is messy and may even stop the leak.

Good luck,

Verle
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