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      09-26-2016, 04:58 AM   #1
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HELP!!! Oil Pan!

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So today I did my brake flush and after completion decided to do a test drive. So I took it for a spin and when I got back noticed oil under the car. I ended up taking belly pan and oil pan is full of oil. Looks like it needs to be replaced. My question is does anybody have a DIY on how to take it down, because it seems complicated due to 4 bolts that hold the flywheel and axle support. Please help any information will be helpful!
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      09-27-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
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It's a big job. What how is it damaged? Looks like a typo or autocorrect didn't spell out what you were trying to say.
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First few steps of rod bearing DIY. Search and you will find out what you need. It will take you a day or most of one but its doable.
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Aside from a typical set of sockets and wrenches, you need to posses a couple shop tools...
- Jack, Jack Stands, Engine support bar (Harbor Freight).

I have a lift in my garage and did my rod bearings but the process is much the same. It wasn't bad at all. Take your time. One bolt at at a time it all comes apart and goes back together.
If you do in fact do this, absolutely do your rod bearing at the same time FOR SURE.
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have you checked if it's the oil measurement sensor in the middle? there is an o-ring there that can leak. the whole sensor is less than $300 or some have replace the oring. i'd start there unless you've already identified the damaged area.
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It's a big job. What how is it damaged? Looks like a typo or autocorrect didn't spell out what you were trying to say.
I don't have enough tools to do a complete lift and get a good look at it. I jacked left side got underneath the car and took off the belly pan along with metal plate underneath the engine. That metal plate was full of oil. I got under the car and noticed lots of oil around oil pan. I couldn't detect the leaking point for sure because steering rack and axle support bar is on the way but from what I saw it looks like its rather a cracked oil pan or leaking oil pan gasket.
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First few steps of rod bearing DIY. Search and you will find out what you need. It will take you a day or most of one but its doable.
Thanks and yeah that's what I thought, about one solid day of work
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Aside from a typical set of sockets and wrenches, you need to posses a couple shop tools...
- Jack, Jack Stands, Engine support bar (Harbor Freight).

I have a lift in my garage and did my rod bearings but the process is much the same. It wasn't bad at all. Take your time. One bolt at at a time it all comes apart and goes back together.
If you do in fact do this, absolutely do your rod bearing at the same time FOR SURE.
I agree, might as well.
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Any chance the leak is really just the result of a careless oil change(s)? I'd hate for you to have to do a ton of work when it was something else.

Whenever I've had a leak, the first thing I do is clean everything up and then keep a close watch to see exactly where the leak is coming from.
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Or a valve cover or the oil cap If so the side or front of the block would be stained.
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Any chance the leak is really just the result of a careless oil change(s)? I'd hate for you to have to do a ton of work when it was something else.

Whenever I've had a leak, the first thing I do is clean everything up and then keep a close watch to see exactly where the leak is coming from.
Definitely worth cleaning everything up first to see if it really is a leak or careless oil spill.
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