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leaky oilpan!

well i was told today i left a good size oil spot in somsone driveway so i thought hmm i never noticed any bad oil leaks. so i looked under and it looks like the oil pan has been leaking for a long time witch i knew about but i thought maby its getting worse.
it looks like i got oil leaking from the top of the oil pan and its running down to the drain plug then dripping. so i checked my oil level and its been 4k miles on full synthetic and its was only down a 1/4 from full mark. i didnt think that was much and i only have small old oil spots in my driveway but not huge

so my Q is how bad is it to chenge out the oil pan gasket?? do i got to pull the engine and what can i do to help it??
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also when i mean top like the front of the oil pan under a pully thing? it dsent look to bad only loosing a lil bit just wondering how much of a pain to fix
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i read in my haynes that for my 94 ranger, i need to pull the engine out to change the oil pan..

great american engineering, let me tell you..........rediculous.
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i read in my haynes that for my 94 ranger, i need to pull the engine out to change the oil pan..

great american engineering, let me tell you..........rediculous.
if i do thats rediculos. i really hoipe not or ther is a better way of fixing it or just let it be lol. my friend has a engine lift he just bought but i really dont wana do it unless i REALLY have to.

and i know its not good to put additive in but is there anything that would clog up a leak and work on the market?

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what size motor do you have?

if its a 3.0 then indeed the gasket is leaking at the front right under the pulley.

ford makes a "up-dated" gasket for the 3.0, it clips to the pan and will not squish out like the rubber one does.

and yes you do have to remove the engine .
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if you hafta remove the engine, replace as many gaskets as u can while ur at it.


try tightening the pan bolts and see if that helps./
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o man i never put my engine in the sig lol well its a 4.0 OHV w/100k on it. i really dont want to pull it cause it not a major leak. but i just want to know if i have to pull it and when everyone else has doen if they had this prob.
id prob get headers to if i had to pull but i dont want to lol
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You could always drop the front diff instead of pulling it. And I was told usually you can just lift it and not take it out. You just need to gain a inch or two to get the pan out. Still a royal pain.
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ya it sounds it :(
is there any additive that i could put in that could slow it down?
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Instead of being the oil pan could it be the seal around that front pully. I guess thats the front main seal.
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time for a 302!
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lol ya i wish, i could always sneak my dads out of his exploder :)
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