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i noticed a small oil leak the other day, and when i got under there it seemed to be a bit larger than i originall thought. it looks to be coming from the oil pan gasket. is there a safe additive i can run that will help out the gasket and not affect anything else.

thanks for any help.
 

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Any leak involving a gasket, the gasket should be replaced. The problem with additives that can temporarily seal a gasket, is that it affects all the gaskets, not just the one with the problem. One typical way gasket leaks are solved is to cause the seal to swell a bit which will seal the leak for a while. However, as you can imagine, this is only temporary. The seal wears out much faster than it normally would, in fact all the seals on the engine will, since they all were exposed to the additive.. This creates the well known Leaks Like a Sieve problem, and now instead of having to replace one gasket/seal, you have to replace them all. My advice is no additives, replace the gasket.....
 

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thanks for the advice

can anyone tell me how much work it would take to do the oil pan gasket.
i've done it before on other cars, curious if anyone has done it or know how long it might take.

thanks again
 
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