Oil Pan Gasket

Oil Pan Gasket

An oil pan gasket is used to seal the gap between the oil pan and the bottom of the engine block.

Signs of a bad oil pan gasket

  • Oil leaks on the oil pan or under the vehicle

Oil pan gasket maintenance and repair

  • There are three types of oil gaskets, including paper, rubber and liquid ones.
  • Some engines come with two oil pan gaskets, such as a lower and upper one. The latter refers to the crankcase.
  • Since the oil pan sits at the lowest point of the engine, leaks caused by other engine parts may be misinterpreted as oil pan leaks. You should make sure the oil pan is the source of oil leaks before replacing it.