Oil Pan Gasket Leak Fix

oil pan gasket leakGetting an oil pan gasket leak fixed is an important part of properly maintaining your vehicle.  The most important thing you can do to properly maintain your oil, and prevent leaks like an oil pan gasket leak, is to regularly change your oil.  You can find the recommended oil change intervals for your vehicle in your vehicle’s owner’s manual or you can find some general guidelines in this Angie’s List article on oil change frequency.

If you’ve already got an oil pan gasket leak then there are a few different ways you can get things fixed.  The best way to fix a leak is always a hard part replacement. Here’s a quick overview of what that would take:

Oil Pan Gasket Leak Fix: Gasket Replacement

  1. Remove components blocking the oil pan and oil pan fasteners
  2. Remove the oil pan
  3. Clean the oil pan mating surface as well as the bottom of the engine block
  4. Install the gasket or sealant
  5. Reinstall the oil pan and any other components removed during the job

Depending on the kind of vehicle you drive, replacing your oil pan gasket may be as simple as these 5 easy steps listed above.  On many vehicles, the first step of removing anything blocking the oil pan can really be a time-consuming step. If you’ve got a 4 wheel drive vehicle, often the front axle or differential needs to be removed to gain access to the oil pan.  Similarly, cars with V6 engines usually need to have exhaust components moved and sometimes even the subframe will need to be removed. All of this can add to complicated fixes and high repair bills.

If that repair doesn’t make sense for your vehicle, there is another option!   

Oil Pan Gasket Leak Fix: Gasket Repair

  1. Add BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to your engine oil
  2. Drive as usual

Adding BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to your engine oil will start to restore your oil pan gasket to its original size and shape even if it is cracked or shrunken sealing your leak quickly and permanently.

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6 responses to “Oil Pan Gasket Leak Fix

  1. I have a 2006 BMW 330i with 60,000 miles. Bought new in January 2006. Don’t put many miles per year as you can see. Just had it serviced and they said I had an oil pan leak. I told them there was not evidence in the garage and they said that there is a pan over the bottom of car that catches drips. The oil level is in the OK range and it is changed every 15000 miles with the BMW filter (or whenever the info center says to change it). It has been about 7000 since last change and level is OK and just a little below full. They estimated the cost at over $1200.00. What do you recommend?

  2. I have a ’98 Wrangler that has an oil pan leak at the front of the engine. I had the gasket replaced but it’s still leaking. Any advice?

    1. Bryan-

      Thank you for asking about your Jeep Wrangler. Are you saying that after having the oil pan gasket replaced it is still leaking from the gasket, or that you are still leaking oil and are unsure of where it is coming from? The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is intended to revitalize and recondition rubber seals gaskets. If the rubber seal/gasket is new, unfortunately, the product would not have any affect.

      Hope this helps!


  3. I have a 07 BMW 335i E93 engine. I took it to the BMW and they said I have a oil pan gasket leak. Every 100 or 200 miles it wants me to add 1 quart of oil in it. What you suggest me ?

    1. Sean-

      Thank you for asking about your BMW 335i. We recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak for your oil pan gasket leak. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!


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