Questions tagged [oil-pan]

A component of a wet sump internal combustion 4 stroke engine

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Can I wash my oil pan with soap and water?

I took my oil pan off of my 96 Honda Accord 25th anniversary sedan, and I washed it with dish soap and water. I'm pretty sure I washed all the soap off. Should I worry?
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Will Leaving the Washer Off My Oil Drain Plug Cause Problems

I was changing my oil today, after finishing and cleaning up I realized that I had forgot to put the washer back on the oil drain plug. Would leaving it off cause any long term problems with my car? ...
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Mercedes engine sump replacement

Have a Mercedes R class that needs the engine oil sump replaced, I have the parts, would anyone know either the best way to go about such a repair or know of someone capable. Mercedes price was ...
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jiffy lube oil change problems? [closed]

Jiffy lube stripped my oil pan and it is costing me $500 to repair my Honda Accord 2011 according to my other mechanic. Am I being ripped off?
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8l v6 oil pan removal

changing out the rod bearings on my first car. I read on ALLDATA that I have to lower the front subframe to get the oil pan out from under the car because it is right above the subframe. However, it ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

I have a 2008 Audi RS4 with a slow oil leak from the oil drain plug. I have added about 1 qt/1000 miles lately to give you an idea of how much is leaking. I have been told by a repair shop that the ...
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oil pan removal

anyone know how to take off the oil pan from a 2003 ford mustang 3.8l v6 engine? I took off all the bolts that hold the oil pan to the engine but it doesnt want to come off...I triple checked to make ...
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Why don't oil drain plugs use NPT bolts? [closed]

I am currently in the process of installing a piggyback oil drain plug (a bolt that has a bolt through it) and was confused to learn that the inner bolt didn't need a gasket because it was an NPT (...
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JB Welding a Stripped Oil Pan

I have a Honda Civic with a stripped aluminum oil pan. Right now the bolt is holding in place alright with a very slow drip, but with the next oil change I will need to make a repair. I would like to ...
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Standardised engine oil temperature range?

Does anyone know what the (more or less) acceptable standardised range is, for the oil temperature of a car engine? I understand that 40-120 degrees C, seems to be the acceptable range for the engine ...
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How do you remove the metal plate that locks the oil pan in place on a 99 ranger?

I've got a lot of help off this site and asked a similar question before but it was closed because I was asking too much. I'm trying to replace the oil pan gasket on my 99 ranger. It's kind of hard ...
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How to remove oil-pan when only sealant is used

I'm convinced my car has been built by 4-year-olds, because there's not enough space at several spots for the larger hands of any older person. And whoever wrote the service manual on several tasks ...
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What else should be changed if I already have the oil pan off for cleaning?

I have a 2005 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD 5.3L with 187000+ miles. It has a really bad tapping/knocking sound. I think this is the infamous lifter knock, and was caused by infrequent oil changes and ...
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Why are oil changes made more difficult by filter location, undertray, etc? [closed]

Why can't they make it easier to change oil? I would like for it to be as easy as filling the car with gas... so that you don't need to take off a stupid brush guard (or need a wrench at all) and ...
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What is the correct procedure for removing and replacing the oil pan on a 2006 Corolla?

I believe there is a clog in the oil pan that is preventing me from fully draining it. I'm too cheap to buy a copy of the Hayne's manual for the 2006 Toyota Corolla. The specific information I am ...
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VW Bora V6 2005 - Sump Replacement Question

My sump cover has a huge hole and I'm going to replace it. Can I take the cover off from underneath the car or does the motor have to be lifted to recover the sump cover?
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Do additives within oil separate?

Draining excess oil tomorrow and wondering after leaving the car overnight will any additives within the oil separate sinking to the bottom of the sump? If so how long of a drive should I take it ...
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Oil overfill problem/oil foaming

Changed my oil today but like a fool overfilled when topping up, I did not notice this at first as I have a strange dipstick and fresh oil is pretty difficult to spot however I overfilled by around ...
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oil level on dipstick

Which way should this dipstick be placed? When placed in with the bend facing towards the engine it gives a different reading from when placed facing the opposite way. There is not a great deal of ...
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Remove Transmission Oil Pan Stuck Bolt

I'm still in the process of changing my 2009 Nissan Sentra CVT fluid. But now I'm stuck, well, me and the pan bolt are stuck. I tried the combination wrench but couldn't get enough leverage. Took the ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor Leak

I have a 99 Nissan Almera w/ GA16DE engine and there is a small oil leak from the oil pressure sensor and also from the oil pan gasket it seems. They both seem to be just a few drops here and there, ...
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How to clean engine when oil is contaminated with metal shards?

During a recent oil change Istripped the oil pan bolt. It took a bit of trial and error for me to realize the stripped hole was a 14mm 1.25 thread so I got a tap and rethread it to 14mm 1.5 thread ...
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How to verify if a oil pan needs to be replaced

I have a 2000 honda accord v6 lx with about 190K miles on it. I was told recently by a mechanic that I need to get the oil pan replaced and it was going to cost $400-$500 dollars. I did some research ...
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Oil leaks after oil change - shop says engine oil pan gasket needs to be replaced

I brought my 2000 Honda Civic to my local Castrol shop for an oil change. After leaving for work the next day my wife told me there was a three foot wide pool of oil where my car was. I moved my car ...
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Causes for engine/oil gunk around bottom of engine bay

My 2007 Tacoma has a lot of engine/oil black gunk around the bottom of the engine bay (below the battery and that area). I'm talking about solid black. Could that be caused by a leaky oil pan gasket? ...
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Oversize Engine Oil Drain Plug?

So... I stripped the bottom half of the threads due to trying to use a washer on a non-washer using drain plug. My aluminum oil pan (and plug) turns out to not be the standard oil pan for the vehicle ...
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Does VW T40057 drain all 6 litres of oil in 2008 Jetta 2.5L?

I came across the mention of the VW T40057 tool, that can be attached to the oil filter housing, and lets you drain the oil without creating a mess. However, it's not very clear whether or not this ...
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What material should I look for in an oil drain plug gasket?

I've recently purchased my first car (2004 Subaru Legacy), and though I sent it to the shop soon afterward for routine maintenance, I want to learn and do as much as possible myself. 3,000 miles have ...
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Replacing oil sump plug washer after every oil change

As the title says, does the oil sump plug washer need to be replaced after every oil change, or can they be reused? Background - my 2005 Daihatsu Copen needs an oil change every 3000 miles. I have ...
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Oil leak from oil pan in new car, will gasket repair have shorter life than factory seal?

I recently purchased a 2013 Lexus RX450H and when it came time to do the 5,000 mile service, a leak was detected of the oil from the oil pan. Further investigation revealed that at the factory there ...
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Dealership Installed “Oversized” Oil Drain Plug As Solution

In this question, we discuss stripped oil pan threads. I learned it is a result of user error - over tightening and cross threading, by the dealership I consistently go to. Many people have come ...
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Oil pan threads stripped?

EDIT Helpful links on how threads got stripped and by who: http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878261 Seems to be a common problem with some shops, where they don't take good care. ...
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Oil change with front wheels on ramps?

From the obsessive compulsive department: I've been changing my own oil by driving up on a pair of ramps, draining and filling. Based on a slight overfill condition after adding the specified amount ...
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How to do a 2005 v6 Avalon Oil Pan Removal (Australian Model)

My mechanic has said that I need to clean the filter at the bottom of the block inside the oil pan as this is causing the oil light to come on (I can't afford to pay the mechanic to do that currently) ...
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What is the torque and sequence for a '99 Jetta Oil Pan?

I have a '99 Jetta TDI (diesel) with a cracked oil pan. I'm looking for the sequence of tightening the bolts and the torque needed for each bolt. I've been doing to google-fu but can't seem to find ...