How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Floor Jack
  • Drain Pan
  • Scraper
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Jack Stand Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Oil Pan Gasket
  • Shop Towel

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $75.42 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $389.39 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up and look for the oil dipstick.
  • Pull the oil dipstick out and turn the engine on for some time.
  • Raise the front of the vehicle with floor jack and secure it in jack stands. Chock the rear wheels.
  • Take the oil fill cap off.
  • Place a drain pan under the engine and unplug the oil drain plug.
  • Once the oil is drained out of the engine, remove the drain pan from under the engine.
  • Now get at the oil pan gasket and take it out with the help of gasket scraper tool.
  • Wipe off the engine block mounting surface to clear any debris, dirt or remaining particles of old gasket with scraper tool and old cloth.
  • Position the new gasket over the mounting surface of the pan and fix it back to the engine block.
  • Pour new engine oil as recommended by manufacturer.
  • Recap the engine oil reservoir and turn the engine on.
  • After some time, recheck the oil level in the engine oil reservoir and add more oil if required.

Tips & Warning

  • Don’t ever forget to use protective clothing while working with your vehicle. Use safety goggles, latex gloves, or closed toe shoes to prevent injuries.

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