1998 Honda Civic EX oil pan gasket leak?
I have a 98 Honda Civic EX (=aluminum oil pan). A month ago the dealership did an oil change and told me (1) I'll need a new oil pan or a time sert soon [=first I'd heard of any difficulties with the drain plug], and (2) the gasket on the oil pan is leaking.
I had just had the gasket replaced around 14 mos ago. I took it back to the shop that replaced it and they said it wasn't leaking, took me out to the car on the lift and gave me a flashlight. It didn't look like there was a leak, but the oil pan looked quite clean on the outside (=no road dust etc).
Now, one month later, I have lost around 2 or 2.5 quarts of oil.
Is it the oil pan gasket? If not, where is the oil going?
"Is it the oil pan gasket? " - No, you looked at it with a flash light and I believe you. If the oil pan gasket was leaking, there would be oil on the ground where you park. --- "If not, where is the oil going?" - Have a compression test done on the engine to see if you rings and valves are good.
could not have said it any better tenspeed.
You need to do an oil consumption test if there are no leaks.
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