Oil Pan Replacement: Everything You Need to Know

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Fixing an oil pan gasket leak can be a frustrating ordeal. You probably have a lot of questions. Can I fix it at home? How much will it cost? What do I need to buy? With the help of BlueDevil Products, you’ll be driving again in no time at all. Whether you’re a professional or you’re dealing with your very first car, Everything you need to know about your oil pan replacement can be found right here. We’ll guide you every step of the way! For additional help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team today! Additionally, avoid getting a replacement by sealing your leak from home and preventing future leaks with the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak additive.

Stop Your Leak! 

Your Guide to an Easy Oil Pan Replacement

Continue reading our step-by-step guide below or watch the how-to video above to find out everything you need to know about replacing your oil pan.

Step 1: Identify the Problem

If you have a leak oil pan gasket that needs replacing, you’ll likely notice one of the following issues: 

  • A puddle of oil under your car
  • Smoke coming from your engine
  • Engine overheating
  • Lower than normal oil levels 

Step 2: Confirm the Source

The first thing you want to do is make sure you’ve identified the right problem and that your engine oil leak is, in fact, coming from your oil pan gasket. An oil pan is the reservoir at the bottom of your engine that collects oil after it has been cycled through your engine. It’s worth noting that just because you have oil around your oil pan doesn’t mean your oil pan gasket is leaking. Additionally, if you find oil above your pan, it may be dripping down from another leak source. The best way to be sure that you need an oil pan replacement is to thoroughly clean all the oil from your engine using a degreaser or engine cleaner. Then, go for a quick drive (10 to 20 minutes) and recheck for leaks. Caution: your engine will be hot! If you don’t discover leaking oil from anywhere above your oil pan, then it’s likely your leak is coming from the oil pan gasket. 

Step 3: Purchase Replacement Parts (If You’re Fixing at Home)

This one is pretty obvious. Before you can begin replacing your oil pan, you’ll need to research the specific parts that your car needs. Once you’ve ordered your parts, you’ll be good to go!

Step 4: Removing and Replacing the Oil Pan

Depending on your car, oil pans can be difficult to get to. They are often attached via a significant number of small bolts and can sometimes be obstructed by the frame of your vehicle or steering components. On some vehicles, you have to remove the front sub frame or even the motor to remove the oil pan.

Even if your oil pan is easy to get to, it can still be a job best left to professionals.  The pan is bolted to the engine block, and if one of your bolts is damaged or broken you may have to remove the broken bolts. Also, your oil pan is made of relatively thin metal so it can be easy to damage during removal.  If your oil pan is dented or bent during removal it can be very difficult to get a good seal on a new gasket when you reinstall your old oil pan. Here are the steps to successfully replacing your oil pan on your own: 

  1. Remove all the oil pan mounting bolts
  2. Gently pry the oil pan from the engine block
  3. Clean the mounting surface on the engine
  4. Install the new oil pan with a new gasket or gasket making material
  5. Torque the mounting bolts to specification in the correct order

In order to ensure a good seal on your new oil pan, you will want to clean the mounting surface after you remove the old oil pan and gasket.  You should use a gasket scraper or similar tool to remove any old gasket material without damaging the engine block or other mounting surfaces.

You can use a new gasket or a liquid gasket maker to seal your new oil pan, but make sure to add a liquid sealant anywhere your new oil pan will cross a seam or gap like where the engine block meets a timing cover. If this whole job sounds like too much for your vehicle or your toolbox, consider using BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to seal any leaks in your oil pan gasket and avoid the replacement!

How Much Will My Oil Pan Replacement Cost?

Oil pan replacements typically cost between $100 and $400, depending on the make of your car and where you’re getting the pan replaced. Parts to replace an oil pan in a Honda Accord, for instance, cost approximately $250, not including labor. Add an additional $200 or $300 if you’re not fixing your leak at home. 

How to Sop an Oil Pan Leak at Home

oil stop leak graphicIf you’ve used BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak as an industry-leading additive to your oil but your oil pan is still leaking, you can learn more about oil pan replacements on our YouTube channel Live Leak Free.  Watch the video below! 

Pick up BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak today from one of our partnering local auto parts stores like AutoZone or Advance Auto Parts. 

141 Comments

  1. Zachary Mitchell on April 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I am having trouble with my 1999 f-350 7.3l…. I am 15 and just got it, but my dad said that in order to fix this oil leak i would have to replace the gasket or seal the hole… Is there an easier way to do it? If so email me first and then if you have any other questions i can give you my dads # or email.. Thank you!
    -Zach

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Zach-

      We manufacture a product called the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. We recommend adding one 8 ounce bottle to your engine oil. You should notice results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

      • Mikr on February 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

        100 miles? What if u never drive that far

        • BlueDevil Pro on February 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

          Mikr-

          In order to get the benefit of the product, you would have to drive the vehicle 100-200 miles before you would start to notice results. Keep in mind, it does not have to be a continuous drive. You are fine to drive 5, 10 mile intervals here and there. It’s just going to be around the 100 mile mark before you start to see some improvement.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

      • Nathan raymond on October 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

        Will blue devil stop leak rejuvinate seals made from rtv silicone?

        • BlueDevil Pro on October 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

          Nathan-

          The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is only intended for the rubber seals/gaskets in the fluid oil system. Unfortunately, the product wouldn’t have any effect on rtv silicone.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

      • Gianni on March 27, 2017 at 5:01 am

        Hello, I have a 69 Lincoln with a 460 and C6. I believe I may have a leaking rear main seal and definitely a leaky oil pan. Neither of the leaks are terrible but sure make the driveway look horrible. Do you think it should help seal the problem areas? Thanks, Gianni

        • BlueDevil Pro on March 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

          Gianni-

          Thank you for asking about your Lincoln. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/). The Oil Stop Leak is a universal application, so that would treat leaking oil pan gaskets, valve cover seals, rear main seal, etc. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

          • Kendrick on March 31, 2019 at 2:09 pm

            If I’m losing oil rapidly through the top of my oil pan when the car is running do you think my bolts are loose or is that normal when the oil pan gasket is gone



          • BlueDevil Pro on April 1, 2019 at 10:03 am

            Kendrick-

            It is more likely a breech in the oil pan gasket than the bolts being loose as to why you would be losing oil rapidly. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



      • Joseph on August 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

        Hey was wondering can I add oil stop leak if I added blue devil rear main sealer about two weeks about because I have a oil pan gasket leak thought rear main would seal it too but nope no luck

        • BlueDevil Pro on August 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

          Joseph-

          Yes, you would safely be able to add the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak at this point. The BlueDevil Rear Main Sealer is specifically formulated for the rear main seal, where as the Oil Stop Leak is a universal application and would treat leaking oil pan gaskets, valve cover seals, rear main seals, etc. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

      • Gerald tackett on June 25, 2019 at 3:29 pm

        How much blue devil oil stop leak would it take for a dump truck that holds five gallon of oil

        • BlueDevil Pro on June 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm

          Gerald-

          You would need three bottles of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to treat a five gallon oil capacity. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  2. Deadrick on April 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I have a 98 Jeep cherokee . Im having a oil leak. But it only happens after ive drove . Depending on how long ive been driving determine how much oil leak. I recently had the val cover gasket changed . Then i got a tune up and oil changed .So im guessing its the oil pan gaskets thats doing the leaking now . I also have alot of black smoke coming out of my pipes . I was wondering is that caused by an old fuel injector. Please

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Deadrick-

      The blue smoke you are seeing is most likely oil burning off based on the blue color you are seeing. We recommend adding one bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to stop the oil loss. You should notice results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  3. Kim Ulrich on April 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Would this product will also fix valve cover leaks?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Kim-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will work to stop valve cover gaskets from leaking.

      Thanks!

      -BDP

      • John on September 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

        Question looks like I have an oil leak coming from the oil pan gasket do you need to drain any oil before adding blue devil to it if your dip stick says oil is full?

        • BlueDevil Pro on September 17, 2018 at 9:16 am

          John-

          You would be fine to add the product without draining any oil, as you are only adding 8 oz. of the product, and it wouldn’t really be enough to move the level.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  4. 266Sam on April 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Just broke one oil pan bolt close by,where the oil dip stick goes.Iam going to try that blue devil stop leak first an see what happen will get back with the result in a later days.

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Sir-

      Unfortunately, if the oil pan bolt is broken the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will not work. It is specifically formulated to react with the rubber seals & gaskets.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  5. Danny on April 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    if this product don’t work will you get your money back

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Danny-

      Yes, the product carries a 100% money back guarantee. If you have any questions you may contact us at 888-863-0426.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  6. Mahendra on May 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Hi,
    My 2000 blazer has an oil leak from the oil pan gasket and rear crank shaft seal (both is new gasket and the seal changed them 2 month ago).
    I was hoping to try you blue devil oil stop leak but here’s the issue “where can I find or buy your product in Indonesia?”

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 19, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Mahendra-

      We currently do not have any retailers in Indonesia but the product can be purchased directly from our website and shipped overseas. Once your mailing address is entered the website will calculate the shipping cost. The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak may be ordered here: http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  7. Andre on June 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Will this stuff be ok for an aftermarket turbo car?

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Andre-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would not negatively effect the turbo in any way.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    • Silvinder on August 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      I hav ford ikon 1.8d deaz a leakage frm d oil pan or i cnt say wheather its frm oil pan or d seal is gone.. Wl dis rectify d problem

      • BlueDevil Pro on August 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

        Silvinder-

        Thank you for asking about your Ford Ikon. Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would treat a leaking oil pan gasket. Once you add the product, you can expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

        • Ray on January 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

          Is it better to change the oil first

          • BlueDevil Pro on January 23, 2017 at 10:11 am

            Ray-

            In terms of adding the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak, if you are due for an oil change within the next 300 miles or so, you would want to change the oil first before adding the product. If not, you are fine to add the product to your existing oil and the product can stay in the system for the life of the oil.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



  8. scott brock on July 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hello will this product work in a motorcycle as well as autos?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Scott-

      We have had a lot of success using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak in motorcycles. Keep in mind, you probably won’t need the full bottle; use 1 ounce of BlueDevil per 1 quart of capacity.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  9. Alistair on July 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I have a 97 Toyota corolla and I was told by a mechanic I had a small hole in my oil gasket, and that it wasn’t bad but it would need to be fixed soon. Would blue devil be able to solve the problem?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Alistar-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to stop oil loss coming from around the oil pan gasket. After the product is added you should start noticing results once you reach about 100 miles of driving with it in your oil.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  10. Danny on July 23, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I have an oil leak but it doesn’t leak when I drive it only leaks when it its off and parked for 8hours will this help product help and where can I find it in florida

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Danny-

      Yes, we recommend adding 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to remedy your oil loss. The product may be purchased locally through AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, as well as many other local parts retailers.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  11. Turbine on July 27, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I have a 94 ford f 150 that I just bought and the previous owner just had the oil pan gasket replaced.. Which is a big job because it’s a ford and you have to pull the motor. But I have a leak and I can see the gasket falling/oozing out of where it should be sitting… I personally think the mechanic tighted the pan too much when the job was done. But I’m not sure… Anyway, would you suggest getting a new gasket put in and have it done right, or do you think your product would do the trick. You said the rubber activates the formula so I’m not sure it will work if it’s missing parts of the gasket to begin with. ?? Thanks

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Turbine-

      Yes, we recommend adding 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. This should help stop the oil loss. You can expect to start noticing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  12. yaz on July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Would this work on vw golf s which has oil leak from sump area that looks like it has no gasket. Leaks when drive the car only but nearly 4.5 liters in 3 days.

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Yaz-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to stop leaks coming from any rubber seal or gasket. If the leak appears to be coming from some place other than the gasket or seal then we do not recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  13. Sandra Lee on August 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Got a 92 Nissan sentra has series of leaks. Mechanic wants 1700 to fix. Power steering, oil pan, transmission etc. Will your products work for me?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 11, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Sandra-

      Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can better understand the extent of the leaks in your Nissan Sentra and give you our recommendation.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  14. ricky on August 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Leaking oil from under engine only signs of oil leak is around the oil pan,or by oil filter also going toward back of the car about a foot from oil filter would you recommend your product for me

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Ricky-

      Yes, we recommend adding one 8 ounce bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to seal the leak. You can expect to start noticing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any questions in the meantime.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  15. bobby on August 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

    my Chevy prism 99 stopped on me while I was driving and the car was still rolling but I listen and the engine was not running but the fan was and the oil light was on so I figured it was the oil but I put 3qt in and I look down and I see oil leaking around the oil base pan gasket but right before that on the back of my bumper is black from smoke coming out the pipe but you don’t see smoke but you can see it on the bumper can someone help me please

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Bobby,

      Thanks for your question about your Prism. It is possible that your engine shut down due to a low oil level. If you saw oil leaking out immediately after you added it you have a severe oil leak and should get that fixed before you continue to run your car. The black soot on your bumper is an indication that your car is running rich. You may have a faulty oxygen sensor, or need to replace your spark plugs but those problems are most likely unrelated to your car suddenly shutting off while you are driving.

  16. kyle on August 19, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Will it stop a small oil leak around the seal on a oil filter?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      Kyle-

      Thank you for asking about the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. If the leak is coming from the oil filter itself, we would recommend replacing the filter. If the leak is coming from the oil pan gasket, then yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would seal that kind of a leak. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  17. Baboloki on September 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    my mk4 hit a rock yesterday underneath and the oil sump is cracked..what can you rcommend can bluedevil do it for me?

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Baboloki-

      Unfortunately, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to rejuvenate and recondition rubber seals in the system; it is not made to seal an actual crack.

      Our recommendation would be to have the oil sump replaced.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  18. adrian on September 10, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Very interesting however, I was afraid that the product/formula can cause harm to the rubber gaskets oil seals around the whole engine after a long run as it expands the rubber?…

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 10, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Adrian-

      The expansion and reconditioning of the rubber seals and gaskets is very slight. It will not harm any of them in any way.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  19. Jael on October 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Would you recommend driving the 100 miles first after Blue Devil Oil Stop leak is entered before doing an oil change or should one do an oil change first then Blue Devil Oil Stop to seal a leak around oil pan?

    Thank you

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Jael-

      Changing the oil prior to adding BlueDevil is not a requirement. However, if you are due for an oil change then we recommend changing the oil prior to BlueDevil. If not, then you can go ahead and add it now.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  20. Nina on November 3, 2015 at 8:22 am

    If oil leaks out within hrs will this product be of any use or wll oil gasket need to be replaced.
    Sounds like intemded use are for slow leaks

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Nina-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is intended for leaks that are seeping or dripping. Typically, you should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. If you are losing oil too quickly, you wouldn’t be able to keep the product in the system long enough for it to be able to seal.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  21. Chad on November 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Hello, I am 2006 BMW 3 series with a oil pan gasket leak, as you know BMW is very picky with what oil or additives you use. Have you done any testing on BMW gaskets and long effects. I am just curious if it will make my leak any worse as it is very minimal at this point, should I wait?

    Thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Chad-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is compatible with your BMW. As long as the leak is not more than a seep or a drip, you should be able to see some great results from the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • Chad on November 5, 2015 at 1:59 pm

        Any worried that this may over ‘swell’ the gaskets and cause a complete failure? I have been told that some could do just that, please your honest opinion is appreciated.

        • BlueDevil Pro on November 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

          Chad,

          Good question! Some leak stop products use petroleum distillates to swell the gasket to seal the leak. This works for a short time, but in the long run, the petroleum distillates will start to dissolve the gasket or seal destroying them and leading to complete failure. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak does not use petroleum distillates to restore gaskets and seals so there is no worry of complete failure of the gasket in the future.

          Thanks for your question!

          -BDP

  22. carmen on December 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I may have a leak on my oil pan gasket I have a 2001 bmw 330ci. Will this product harm valve seals?

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 7, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Carmen-

      No, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will not harm valve seals in anyway; it will not negatively effect any components of the engine.

      Once the product is added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  23. Tommy Daniels on December 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Will this product work on a caliac deville with the norstar engine?

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Tommy-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will effectively and safely work in Cadillac Northstar engines.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  24. Jesse on December 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I have a 06 Honda Accord they leaks oil but don’t wanna replace the whole oil pan how long does your product work and how big of a leak can the blue devil oil stop leak cover up?

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Jesse-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is intended for leaks that are seeping or dripping. Once the product seals, it would create a permanent seal. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  25. Oldtimer on January 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I ran my car for about 2hrs. with the Blue Devil Oil Stop Leak . I noticed right away that the oil leaks had slowed down a lot. I no longer had a small to medium deposit of oil left behind. However, I noticed it is still leaking some but now only have a small drop or two of oil after driving the car. It seems that no leaks are occurring if not driven. I have actually only driven the car about 35 miles with this Blue Devil Oil Stop Leak in. Do you think once my mileage totals the 100-200 mile range that my oil leaks may totally stop or at least be very small in nature? I suspect the one leak coming from the front of the oil pan gasket. I believe this is why I have oil drips on the front frame of my car underneath. I believe the oil pan plug gasket may need replaced. It has leaked some since my last oil change. I am quite sure the Rear Main Seal has been leaking to. It doesn’t leave any oil deposits on the cardboard underneath though. I am not able to drive my car right now due to weather conditions. Therefore, having to leave the car set not driven won’t affect the results of this product will it?

    Thanks.
    Thanks.
    Thanks.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Sir-

      No, that will not effect the results. Just keep in mind that you may not see the full results of BlueDevil until you have reached 100 – 200 miles of driving.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  26. JOYCE DROUILLARD on January 26, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I WAS TOLD THAT MY OIL PAN GASGET IS LEAKING FROM FRONT SEAL ON PAN UNDER BALANCER..WILL THIS PRODUCT SEAL IT/

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Joyce-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak can seal leaks coming from the oil pan gasket. After adding the product, you should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  27. Devion on February 4, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Does blue devil work for old being burned in exhaust chambers? If so which one should I purchase?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Devion-

      Unfortunately, we do not manufacture any products that are intended for that specific issue. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/) is designed to stop oil loss coming from around any rubber seal or gasket.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  28. Daniel on February 5, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Would this work on a 99 Ford Taurus SE? was just told my oil keeps leaking from my valve cover gasket onto my starter, shorting out the starter. I’m on my fourth starter before my mechanic says i have a leaky valve cover gasket – and THAT will be 400$ to repair.

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 9, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Daniel-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Taurus. The Oil Stop Leak is compatible in all vehicles and would be able to treat a leaking valve cover gasket.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  29. Donald Berry on February 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    will it stop oil leak at oil pan and also timeing gear cover and do you have to drive the 100 miles + all at one time ?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Donald-

      Yes, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/) will work for both an oil pan gasket and timing cover leaks. You do not have to drive a continuous 100 miles after adding the product. You may drive shorter trips over multiple days; keep in mind if you do not drive a whole lot it may take a few days before you start to see results.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  30. Matt on March 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Hi, my question is I have a 1999 Honda CR-V and like many others here it’s leaking in several spots out of the gasket area. But my concern is Hondas V-Tec system with this product. Would you know if is will make the viscosity too thick causing the V-Tec to malfunction? Thanks for your time
    Matt-

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Matt-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda CR-V. The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is a universal application, so it would treat a leaking oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, rear main seal, etc. Based on your description, the Oil Stop Leak is the product you would want to use and is compatible with your vehicle. The product does not harden or thicken in any way, so it would not cause any kind of adverse affects on the system. What it will do is revitalize and recondition the rubbers in the system, to get them back to their original state.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  31. Orlando on April 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I have a 2000 Fleetwood Discovery with a Cummins 275 Hp with a small leak on the oil pan,will your product work on a Diesel engine? And if so is there a certain kind for Diesels?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 11, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Orlando-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is compatible in diesel engines and would be safe to use in your Fleetwood Discovery. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  32. Cayla Carrasco on May 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    We have a 84 Oldsmobile cuttlass supreme and the oil gasket was leaking and smoking. We put shellac on the gasket and applied but we lost a screw and couldn’t find it all screws were on except the last lost screw. What should we do?

    • BD Auto Pro on May 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Cayla,

      Thanks for your question about your Oldsmobile Cuttlass Supreme. Our recommendation would be to remove one of the screws that you have installed and take it to your local hardware store. Most hardware stores should be able to match the screw for a very small cost. Without the missing screw you will have uneven pressure on the gasket and will most certainly have a leak.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  33. Shew Willy on June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

    i Drive an altezza gita and this morning i drove over a rock, i didnt think it would have caused any issues, however, after i parked for about an hour or so i noticed that i had an oil leak. keep in mind that i’ve never had an oil leak. anyway, i looked under the vehicle and i think i noticed the leak from a pan like thing. Will your product stop this leak. its not a heavy leak though buh after a while it may look a lot.

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Shew-

      Thank you for asking about your Altezza Gita. The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would treat a leaking oil pan gasket. Typically, you should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  34. John on July 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I have a 2001 QX4 that I have pulled the oil pan on three times now and still have a leak. It has a brand new front seal and I put a repair sleeve on the crank pulley but still getting a leak top of the pan near the front. This pan only has neoprene front and back but uses RTV on the sides which is where I believe it is leaking from. Must have a tweaked pan. Will your product help the RTV build a seal?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      John-

      Unfortunately, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would not have an effect on RTV. The product is specifically designed to work with rubber seals/gaskets.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  35. Steve on August 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Will this product work on my 1978 CJ-5 that has oil pan leak & CORK gaskets??

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Steve-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is only intended for rubber seals/gaskets. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product intended for cork gaskets. A hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  36. Siva on September 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Hello, I have 2006 BMW 330i with oil pan gasket leak and oil filter housing leak, as you know BMW is very picky with what oil or additives you use. Let me know if I can use BlueDevil product, I am just curious if it will make my leak any worse as it is very minimal at this point, should I wait?

    Thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Siva-

      BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is 100% safe and compatible to use in your BMW. Once the product is added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      There is literally no chance that the leak can become any worse from the use of BlueDevil.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  37. Doug on October 26, 2016 at 2:00 am

    BMW E90 2007 320i. 70,000 km.

    Has had numerous gaskets leaking and replaced.

    Questions:
    1) White smoke now coming from the back, especially after idling. BMW agent says its leaking valve stem seals. Will this product stop the leaking valve stem seals?

    2) Will it cause any damage to the engine?

    3) How much of the product to I need to use and for how long?

    4) Will you ship the product to South Asia?

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Doug-

      Thank you for asking about your BMW. Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would treat leaking valve stem seals. One 8 oz. bottle will treat 4-6 quarts of oil. The product doesn’t harden or thicken in anyway, so it would not have any adverse affects on the engine or system itself. Typically, you would start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. The product is available on our website, http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/, and yes, we do ship to South Asia.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • Doug on November 11, 2016 at 5:54 am

        Thanks for your response. Follow-up question. I have spent around $3500 in the last year to replace the oil pan gasket, transmission gasket, crankcase rotary mechanical seal front shaft, crankhaft radial oil seal, oil separator – return pipe, hose, connecting line, vacuum pump seal kit, tappet(valve) cover, oil filter gasket, vacuum o-rings (a bunch), coolant hose pipe and a fuel line connector.

        Will these new gaskets/seals be damaged in any way with Blue Devil Oil Stop Leak? From what I understand your product expands the rubber components in these seals, so wondering if your product reduces the lifespan of these brand new parts? Can’t afford to spend another $3500 to replace them, especially if I have to do a Valve Stem Seal job too which costs another $3000. Thanks in advance.

        • BlueDevil Pro on November 15, 2016 at 11:53 am

          Doug-

          The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will expand, or slightly swell, the rubbers in the system back to their original state. It would not over-expand or over-swell them. Also, the product does not harden or thicken in anyway, so it would not have any adverse affects on the system.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  38. AZ on November 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Hi BlueDevil Products, I was wondering how the oil leak stopping fluid seals at the proper location where the leak occurs? What if it begins to harden or solidify at a different location such as the engine. Wouldn’t that wreck the engine rather than seal the leak?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

      AZ-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is only intended for the rubber seals/gaskets in the system. The way the product works is, it will revitalize and recondition the rubbers in the system and expand, or swell them up, back to their original state. The product does not harden or thicken in anyway, so it would not have any adverse affects on the engine or system itself. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  39. Ray on January 8, 2017 at 8:49 am

    My car leaks from where the oil filter is, I can just see under the car and can not look at it on ramps as i have none. Should I get an oil change or use oil stop leak? Will it damage my car if it does not fix the leak? It has been two weeks now and still leaking? Why is it not stopping oil leak near filter? How much oil do I have to go through before it works? How can it work if I have to add more oil that what was in it at first? Does this only work for small leaks? My car lost two quarts in two weeks and this has not slowed it down!

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Ray-

      Typically, you should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Based on your description, you may be losing oil a little too quickly for the product to be effective. If you are losing oil to the extent that you are losing the product before you get to 200 miles of driving, you would not be able to keep the product in the system long enough in order to get the benefit of using it. Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we may assist you in applying for a warranty.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  40. John on April 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I have a 2006 BMW 325i with 115k miles on it and it has recently developed an oil pan leak. This car holds 7 quarts of synthetic oil and the label on your BD Oil Stop Leak product says it treats “4 to 6 quarts of motor oil”. Figuring the average is 5 quarts treated per bottle I added 1 an 1/2 bottles of your product to approximate 7 quarts of treatment. The leak has stopped and I am pleased (and really surprised); but I’m wondering if I’ve added too much of your product and fear engine damage. Should I be concerned?

    Thank you!

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

      John-

      Thank you for asking about your BMW 325i. We are pleased to hear the product was able to stop your leak! You were absolutely correct in adding more than just one bottle for your 7 quart system. The product does not harden or thicken in anyway, so it would not have any adverse affects on the engine or the system itself. Once the product seals, it would be a permanent seal, so you should be good to go. We appreciate your feedback!

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  41. Cliff Brandvold on May 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    My Brother has a 1982 John Deere 8820 Combine, I believe the Pan hold 5 gallons of oil. Was wondering how much of your product to add to oil to try to seal it up. Leak is from oil pan gasket and the repair (pulling the engine out would cost more than the machine is worth) but it still is a good machine. Usually run John Deere +50 oil or Rotella T in it. Any helping info. appreciated.
    Thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Cliff-

      Thank you for asking about your brother’s John Deere 8820. You would need about 4 bottles of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to properly treat a 5 gallon capacity. You should expect to see results after about 1-2 hours of operation.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  42. ZEESHAN KADRI on November 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I have a Honda Pilot 2010 and I was told bu pep boys mechanic that I need to replace my Oil Pan or Oil Pan gasket because soon oil will be leaking when I ask him what do you mean by soon? He says that it’s not dripping but its shows the Oil all around the oil pan. I did my oil change coupe of weeks ago and drove i to San Francisco and everyday I check my oil level its says 90%. There are no sings either on my parking spot of losing oil. Today I saw very tiny little drops under neath my car. If i use this blue devil will that solve my problem?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Zeeshan-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Pilot. Based on your description, you would be a great candidate for the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak(http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/). You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  43. Freddie C. on December 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Will the Blue Devil stop leak work on riding lawnmower oil pans?

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Freddie-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would treat a leaking oil pan on a lawnmower. You will use about one oz. of the product per quart of oil in the system.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  44. Marsha Thompson on December 31, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Will this work in my 2006 Subaru
    200,000 mikes to date

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 2, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Marsha-

      Yes, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is recommended for your 2006 Saturn. You can expect to start seeing results after approximately 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  45. Eric on January 2, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I have a 2010 Cadillac Dts; will BlueDevil seal up an oil pan gasket that is leaking oil?

  46. Scott on February 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I have a volvo 850 with an oil pan leak and rear main seal leak can both blue devil products be used same time or should i use one then add other after more oil needed?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 6, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Scott-

      Thank you for asking about your Volvo 850. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/). The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is more concentrated and is the universal application that will work for oil pan leaks, rear main seal leaks, valve cover gasket leaks, etc. Whereas the Rear Main Sealer is specifically formulated for just the rear main seal. If you are not 100% sure where the vehicle is leaking or there seem to be multiple leaks then we recommend using BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. It is not necessary to add both products simultaneously. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  47. Tyra Coleman on February 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I currnetly have an oil pan gasket leak any suggesitons on getting it fixed cheaply. it is a 2009 nissan altima. Thank you.

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 22, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Tyra-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Altima. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/). The Oil Stop Leak is capable of sealing an oil pan gasket leak, so you would be a great candidate for the product. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  48. Dave on March 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Hi,
    I have a 2010 Toyota Prius with an oil pan gasket leak.

    This car uses 0W20 full synthetic oil.

    Would this product be okay for my car?

    Thanks in advance,
    Dave

  49. QUA on July 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I have a 2011 chevy aveo and I have a small hole on my oil pan. I just want to know if I need to replace it or will blue devil work

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 16, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Qua-

      If there is an actual hole in the pan then BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will not work. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is designed to seal leaks coming around any rubber seal or gasket.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  50. Cory Smith on August 8, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Hello, I have a oil leak but cannot tell where it’s coming from it looks like it is coming from a little spot in the oil pan gasket part. If I buy the oil leak repair would it help sill a hole if it is in the Pan or gasket its self?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 9, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Cory-

      Most likely the oil is leaking around the seal. It is unlikely that there is a “hole”. We recommend applying 1 bottle of BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to stop your oil loss. You can expect to start seeing results after approximately 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 9, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Cory-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is intended to treat leaks from rubber seals/gaskets. As long as the location the leak is coming from is a rubber material, the product would be able to help treat it.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  51. Matt on October 4, 2018 at 12:09 am

    I was quoted nearly $2000 for replacement of the oil pan and front timing cover on my 2010 Mercury Milan. The mechanic cleaned the engine after seeing the leaks and ran it with a UV dye to definitively ID the leaking spots. My question is if your “Oil Stop Leak” is a viable option for repairing these leaks? The vehicle is otherwise in fantastic condition and I was expecting to get at least another 100,000 miles out of this car before finding out about these two leaks. Please advise.

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 4, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Matt-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would be able to seal the oil pan gasket and front timing cover gasket leaks on your Mercury Milan. As long as the leak(s) are not more than a seep or a light drip, you would be a good candidate for the product. You should expect to see results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  52. Pamela Herring on November 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I have a 03 honda crv and I was told that oil pan gasket needed to be replaced. It wss done but still there’s a oil leak but not sure where it’s coming from. Should I try your oil leak product?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 19, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Pamela-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda CRV. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  53. Lala on January 4, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Hit something not sure what it was, now car will not hold any engine oil. It is not a leak because no oil will stay in the car

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 4, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Lala-

      Based on your description, we recommend bringing the vehicle into a certified ASE mechanic for a proper diagnosis. From the sounds of it, the component that is losing oil will need to be replaced.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  54. Lana on July 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I have a Malibu 2005 and was told upon an inspection that I needed a new oil pan gasket, intake manifold, and valve cover gaskets, which I believe is a bit excessive, but I was wondering if your product may help with any of these and if it is safe to use. I can only see one oily spot under the car that appears now and then, 1 inch in size. Thank you!

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Lana-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Malibu. The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would treat leaking oil pan gaskets, valve cover seals, intake manifold gaskets, rear main seals, etc. Based on your description, you would be a good candidate for the product. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  55. charlie west on October 19, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I have a Lycoming io 360 4 cylinder aircraft engine leaking when the engine runs
    would this product be safe for this type of application

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 21, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Charlie-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would be safe and compatible to use for the application you’ve described. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  56. A on October 30, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Hello,

    I was told the my oild pan gasket has a pretty bad oil leak. (1993 Camry) Would this product help?

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 31, 2019 at 8:29 am

      A-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would be able to treat the leaking oil pan gasket on your Toyota Camry. As long as the leak isn’t more than seeping or lightly dripping, you would be a good candidate for the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  57. Petrea Ivey on March 2, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Hey,

    would this work on 2015 Mini Countyrman

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 3, 2020 at 8:42 am

      Petrea-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is safe and compatible to use on your Mini Countryman. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  58. Aaron Borash on March 24, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I have a leak on my tractor it has a 8.3 Cummins in it and the oil pan gasket is leaking. I’m not sure if its rubber or a cork style. Do I have to add this every oil change? If my engine holds around 5 gallons how many bottles do I have to put in?

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 25, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Aaron-

      Thank you for asking about your tractor. You would not need to add the product with every oil change. Once the product seals, it would be a permanent seal. You would use a little less than 3 bottles of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak for a 5 gallon oil capacity. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  59. penelope on November 14, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    As this product only works on rubber, how can I tell if the hand-made/beaded-on gasket on the sump oil pan of my Hyundai Lantra1998 (for which there is no pre-formed gasket available to buy) is made of rubber or silicon ?
    There is a bit of it bulging out and it is an opaque white colur…no translucency.. I’m at least the 3rd owner and hasn’t been changed since I’ve had it(8 yrs). Do u know if there’s a product out there that would work on both if I can’t tell?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 16, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Penelope-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Elantra. The seals/gaskets on your vehicle would most likely be made of rubber. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is intended to treat rubber seals/gaskets, however, would not cause any harm if the seals/gaskets were made out of silicone or any other type of material. The product is 100% safe to use, it would just not have any effect on silicone.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

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