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Re: I have a pretty severe leak from my oil pan. Is
Copied from "EHow" by ByZibahrose
Purchase the gasket kit and quarts of oil from the local auto parts store. The customer service rep at the store can help you purchase the correct amount of oil and the right gasket kit for your vehicle.
Safely jack up the vehicle and place jack stands to support the vehicle. Lower the jack to rest the car on the jack stands before working on the vehicle. .......OR drive the car onto a curb on one side only to give you some working room under the car.
Make sure the leak is coming from the oil pan gasket. There are at other sources of oil ... The oil filter, the oil pan screws and the oil plug. You may want to snug each of these just a bit - then wipe the wet oil area - then run the engine a bit just to be sure!!
Once you are certain that the oil pan gasket is the problem, drain the oil from the oil pan and store it in the container until it can be properly disposed of.
Remove the oil pan from the bottom of the engine. Remove the old gasket. (Make sure it is disposed of properly.)
Make sure the edge of the oil pan is clean. Check for any debris left by previous gaskets or gasket sealant. If there is any, use the wire brush to clean it off. You may use WD40 to clean the oil pan and the place where the gasket will go on the oil pan. Wipe it dry paper towels.
Make sure replacement gasket is the same shape as the top of the oil pan. Some people use a sealant type of gasket when they cannot purchase a rubber or cork gasket. I recommend either cork or rubber because a sealant tends to be messy and does not always adhere or cure properly. Put some clear silicone on the engine. Place the gasket against the silicome and then carefully place the oil pan against the gasket. Loosely insert a few of the oil pan bolts and check to ensure that the gasket has not moved.
Tighten the screws to the torque indicated in the Haynes manual.
Lower the car by reversing the proceedure used to elevate it.
Fill engine with oil according to the vehicle specifications. Do not over fill.
Crank the vehicle and allow to idle. Check for leaks.
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Hi, Depends on where the oil is coming from. From a repair standpoint, valve cover and oil pan gaskets can be replaced at home for less than $100. If you have a leaking head gasket, you probably wont want to tackle that job and can cost upwards of $600 to replace, more like $1000+ for both on a V6 or V8. Depends on where you live and the mechanic's rates. If the leak is not real bad, cheaper to keep a quart of oil handy.......Mike
Hello your Dealer is going right by the book on labour now a day's garages are by law aloud to go by the book quote to do the job the book is about 7-8 hours but i have seen the job completed in 6.5 hours by someone who has allot of experience and has done several of them.So all in all they are aloud to go by the book and yes your quote is pretty much accurate and yes it is a big job hoist needed.
this is not a big job - infact pretty straight forward -word of warning thou do not buy the replacement pan from e-bay - only tip i can give is once removed leave it standing for 24hours so all access oil is drained - makes it easier to fit new one also a cleaner job and less likely to leak - andy
yes and no, i wouldnt recomend it with aurora.. i had same leak from the oil pan and put in the bars and it stopped the leak for a couple weeks. after that it leaked the same as before. i would never use it again on any of my cars.. i had a friend put in new pan gasket and it stopped the leak... i believe this is pretty common with the aurora...is it 95?
not that hard,just the 4 bolts at the flywheel end can be painfull,there is a cut out in the flywheel to make it easier you will have to turn the engine over by hand to find them,use the proper vw sealant or you will have oil leaks,it aint cheap but its a lot cheaper than doing it again.......