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How to Determine Oil Pan Replacement


The oil pan is the part of the engine where oil rests while the car is at rest or not running. Besides serving as an oil reservoir, it also is where the oil pump rests. The oil pan is generally positioned at the bottom of the crankcase to collect oil as it flows down from the sides. Oil pans are generally made of thin steel and are are one of the most common auto parts to develop a leak. If a leak develops in the oil pan, it is recommended that the part be replaced. Fortunately, it is simple to determine if the oil pan is faulty.

Things You’ll Need

Gloves, Jack, Flashlight, Oil bucket or pan