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New late model vehicles use an adhesive sealant when they fit the pan to the block. Over time this adhesive can break down and leak but this takes years on over 100.000 miles and the replacement is a gasket that you use good quality sealant with..

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2010. How do I replace oil pan and gasket?

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Is there a certain type of gasket or something else when there is a oil leak starting in a 1998 pontiac firefly

clean around the oil pan gasket area well as some oil leaks are actually rocker cover gasket and filter leaks that run down the block and appear as pan leaks.. Check front crankshaft seal as the oil from there also appears as a pan leak

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Oil leak changed oil pan gasket (felpro) crank shift gasket but it's still leaking

You might have tightened the bolts to the oilpan too tight, breaking the gasket by squeezing it apart... the correct way to do this is to tighten the bolts only untill you can see the gasket squish out a little... as soon as it squishes out----stop.. that would be tight enough... anything beyond this would be overtightening... the bolts do not go in so tight that they quit turning...snug is the best way...hope this helps...

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I have been told that the head gasket may be leaking and I was hoping to re-tension the head and possibly stop it from losing water.

Don't bother. If you actually have a head gasket leaking, re-torquing the bolts will most likely not help the situation. I would recommend taking the vehicle to a repair shop to verify that this is actually the problem you're facing. Head gasket repairs can be very pricey. There are lots of other possibilities though. An experienced mechanic should be able to give you a definite answer and give you some different options.

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I have a 2001 pontiac aztek, just had the head gaskets replaced two weeks ago, along with new plugs and wires, new water pump, new pcv valve and new heater hoses. I now have a massive oil leak. I called...

I don't have any idea of the exact location of your sensor. Generally though, they aren't difficult to find.
Most are located near the oil filter.
What I'd do in your situation is to actually look for the leak source. Your mechanic says it sounds like a pressure sensor but, he can't verify that without actually looking at it. That sensor is screwed directly into a major oil passage and it can leak very badly. Don't drive it like that or you can do serious damage to the engine. In doing the kind of repairs you mentioned, it's possible that someone may not have tightened up your oil filter (oil change is required after a big job like that). As I said, you need to actually look and find the leak source or you can't fix it.
Many pressure sensors can be easily removed using a common box wrench. Some however require using a socket specifically made to fit them. (you need to look at it to see which kind you have).
You should not be on your own with this. Especially after doing a major repair, any reputable shop should willingly offer to send someone out to look at the problem (free).
If you need to do it yourself, buy a haynes or chilton manual and the tools to do the job. Combined that should cost less than one hour labor at any shop.
Good luck, hope it's something small and easy!!!

Feb 08, 2011 | Pontiac Aztek Cars & Trucks

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2001 mustang v6 hole in oilpan

Well, go over a bump too fast? I did.
The pan is probably made of aluminum. In which case it must be steam cleaned of all oil, before you can weld it. Tough metal to create a good seal, and it may still leak through small holes untill they fill with dirty oil and clog. I would reccomend a new pan and gasket. A very simple operation with the car raised a bit. You may have to remove something simple like a sway bar, for access...depending on the car model.

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have the engine cleaned of all oil then recheck, an oil pan gasket doesn't leak in a manner you are discribing.

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1998 aurora oil pan leaking profusly looks like it is coming from the oil pan not sure

it's the oilpan gasket. it's a northstar motor. the caddys with the northstar do it to. mine does it as well. just go to autozone and get some leak stop :) within a thousand miles you'll be nice and dry. it's just a problem the motors had for a few years

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A pan rail gasket usually will not leak that fast. If the leak is at the back of the engine, it's likely the rear main crank seal.
Sorry to ruin your day, but better that you find this out now and not after you did the pan..

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