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My TL is leaking Motor Oil!?!?!

My TL is leaking serious motor oil. I am not sure of the problem, but I remember jumping a railroad track as the bottom of my front scrape the rails. Is there any possibility that I damage the oil pan? If I did is there a easy fix, or does it cost a fortune to replace?

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if it is from the scrape, hopefully you just damaged the oil pan... then it's just a matter of replacing it... Tim (hondacuraworld) probably can get you a factory new one for a good price, or you may even consider a used one... just remember to get a new gasket... if you damaged something else, then you might be in for some expensive work...

I once scraped the crap out of my mom's Audi on a giant dip in the road... it was night, and I didn't see it (and I was going way to fast for a residential street... I'm older and wiser now)... I scraped a hole about an inch in diameter out of the oil pan... we had it towed to my mom's mechanic... he just weld filled the hole for a small fee... he said getting a replacement oil pan from Germany would take weeks (the car was pretty new, and parts were scarce at the time)... never got the new oil pan 'cause the weld held for the life of the car.


you might wanna check under the car to see if you can see where the oil is leaking from.



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Yep, you'll have to crawl underneath and see. If it's leaking a lot of oil, its sounds like you ruptured the pan.


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yeah just to be safe i think you should bring it to a mechanic to check it out. hopefully just the pan and nothing else...

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yeah just to be safe i think you should bring it to a mechanic to check it out. hopefully just the pan and nothing else...
But if it's leaking as much as you say, I don't think you want to drive it there. Check the oil level before starting it, and if it is too low you may have to tow it.


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But if it's leaking as much as you say, I don't think you want to drive it there. Check the oil level before starting it, and if it is too low you may have to tow it.
umm, good point, driving the car might be a really bad idea...

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Will do that first thing tommorrow morning. I will update. Thanks for all the helps. Everytime I get something new, something bad happens. (Just got the GSD3) Last time when I got rims I got into an accident. Prjectors another accident. GSD 3 Motoroil leak. New Headers blew the tranny.

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man, that's a lot of trouble you are going through there... sorry to hear that man

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You could've scraped the oil pan, or you could've shifted the entire oil pan a little bit.

Either way, like everyone said, jack it up and see where it's leaking oil. That would be the first step.

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Where do I go to get the oil pan weld?

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there should be plenty of places that have actual oil pans available... even used oil pans will work... I only mentioned the weld solution because of time constraints for us at the time... I don't think that is the best solution...

do you already have the oil pan off the car?

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Are oil pans expensive? Personally I don't know how to take the oil pan off, unless it's unscrew and screw thing.

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