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      04-17-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Risks of delaying oil pan gasket?

I have a leak in the rear of my oil pan (hopefully not rear seal too). This was about 6 months ago and 2K miles driven. Although I have some drips in my garage, my oil level sensor has not dropped. (It's never dropped from full between my 5K OCI for life of car). My indy wants $1K to do the oil pan gasket (seems high?), but didn't act like it should be done ASAP. I'm driving the car much less than I used to, and I don't use it for trips. Are there any risks of delaying this repair?
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      04-18-2017, 11:50 PM   #2
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What engine is it?
Dont trust the oil level sensor - measure what comes out and base your consumption/loss calculations off that.
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      09-19-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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What engine is it?
Dont trust the oil level sensor - measure what comes out and base your consumption/loss calculations off that.
I'd also like to know if there are any risks besides running low on oil.
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      09-21-2018, 06:20 PM   #4
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Hell, I've drove for years with a leaking main seal on my last car. Eventually it let go and I lost all my oil on the road, but I was less than a mile from home and made it back. If you keep an eye on oil levels (hard to do without a damn dipstick), you shouldn't have any problems except an ugly driveway.
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      09-21-2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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I'm going on 3 years. They said, it's leaking pretty bad. As soon as the tech wipes it, it's already dripping. I don't have much loss in oil level. Whenever I change it I'm at about 6.5qts being emptied. And I haven't seen a drop of oil on my concert in the garage. I personally have not seen it in person, just from what they told me, when the were doing a smoke test. So how risky is it I'm not sure but all seems okay so far.
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