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Unread 06-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Paying to replace oil pan gasket...should I do more?

Well, should I PAY to have more done I guess is the real question. So last year I spent a full day replacing my oil pan and lined with the rubber gasket, and coated that with the red RTV. It held well for......you know come to think of it, it may never have held that well but suffice it to say it's a oily mess now. Every time I stop, I'll get a few drops, and when I shut down, a small puddle.

Environmentalists please read the following- I have not driven it much because it's an oily mess and I am paying to have it fixed so I can take it back out on the trail safely.

So if I'm going to have the pan pulled, and gasket replaced, which I know from experience takes some serious labor time, should there be more done maintenance wise? If the RMS is leaking, of course I'll hear about it and have it replaced, but if it's not? Should I have it pulled proactively and replaced? I'm so cheap that if I have to pay for all this labor, then I'd kick myself if next year something deteriorated so badly that it went and I spent another $400 in labor for a $10 part.

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Unread 06-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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If you can, I would check the tightness of pan first.If all is well there, I would then steam clean the pan well and watch for where the leak is coming from.If at the rea,r you might want to replace the RMS while your at it?
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