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Got a 1991 Mr2, the motor is very live, everything works. The only problem is that the car keeps loosing oil, not a lot, but it does leave tiny puddles of oil every time I drive of the parking lot. The new pan is not too expansive, but I want to see how it's suppose to be bolted on to the engine so I would know my clearance.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 Chevy Cavalier Oil leak
Replacing an oil pan gasket on a car shouldn't be too difficult for you, say, about an hour or two. As long as you follow some simple guidelines, the leak should be eliminated. Improper tightening or seating of the gasket material can defeat the purpose of your work. Grab a Haynes manual, or a tech guide for your vehicle, and have it handy.
I would suggest tracking the oil leak to ensure that it's not your front seal on your crankshaft. The amount of oil that you describe sounds like a bit much for an undisturbed oil pan gasket.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Hmmm...I don't think the clearance on your16v engine are that much different than the 8 valve models. On them, all you do is loosen the passenger side engine mount and jack the motor up. Be sure to use a block of wood so you don't bend anything. If you have access to a hoist or can build a support to use a come-along to winch it up it makes things much easier. If fo some reason one does have to loosen the steering yoke, the couplers are down where it attaches to the cross member. There is a pinch bolt you loosen and then it will slide.
If you're losing enough oil in 45 minutes that the oil light comes on or the engine begins rattling, you have more to contend with than an oil pan gasket. OP gaskets drip, not pour. I've installed a pan w/ no gasket and not had the severity of oil loss you describe.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Clunking? Probably one or both wheel bearings. Dude, that car is like UNSAFE to drive!! Jack the rear of the car up and yank on the wheel. If it moves the bearings are bad. Pull in and out and also pry up and down with a bar. Check for broken or bent rear suspension parts, or just plain worn out bushings.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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