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Oil on the oil pan

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:46 am    Post subject:  Oil on the oil pan Reply with quote

Changed the oil in 2003 Impala LS 3.8 313,000km. Usually the oil pan is dry but this time was covered in oil residue. The outside of the oil filter was caked with dirt.

I'm not certain if the oil pan gasket has failed or if the filter partially failed or if this maybe something else.

I replaced the oil and filter started it up with no visible leaks from the pan, pan bolt or new filter.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can try re-tightening the pan bolts to see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's probably the oil pan gasket. They fail at some point on nearly every 3800 engine. It's usually a slow seepage, so you won't see it immediately. Check it again after you've driven a few hundred miles and I bet t would be back.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Some cars have a rusty oil pan, some cars have a leaky oil pan. Personally a little oil on the pan isn't that terrible, but it's your car.
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