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Old 06-08-2012, 11:57 AM
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Might have minor oil pan leak heard this is comman in 3800 anybody had this problem? Thanks Butch Hard fix?
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Pretty much every 3800 will develop an oil pan gasket leak at some point. It's a major PITA to replace since you have to drop the engine cradle to get at some of the bolts. I lived with mine leaking until I had the transmission rebuilt and the shop could get at it without any additional labor.
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x2, mine has a small leak. I just keep an eye on my oil levels and make sure to clean the pan every oil change.

Either this gets worse and warrants the fix, or I'm waiting until I have to drop the cradle for something else so it can get done.
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Thanks guys that is what my buddy said today when changing oil .up on lift. Dropping cradle big job $. Thanks Butch
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Maybe you could tighten the bolts a bit and get the leak to stop for a bit. I have done this on other vehicles before. Not too tight tho they will snap.
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