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Old 11-06-2004, 01:58 PM   #1  
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Hello, I have a 95 Mustang Gt. My oil pan gasket leaks, and i am not to much of a mechanic to change it, i took it to the shop they told me 300 dollars to do it. While i was at Walmart i saw stop and oil leak thing, that you put in your oil and is guranteed to stop your oil leak, would this be an ok thing to do to your engine or would it gunk something up, and then i would end up paying more than the 300 to fix it in the first place? Let me know thanks
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Old 11-06-2004, 11:08 PM   #2  
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I don't trust these things to stop oil leak, I would change the gasket, but 300$ seems quite high, ask a few other shops....
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Old 11-06-2004, 11:50 PM   #3  
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Hello, I have a 95 Mustang Gt. My oil pan gasket leaks, and i am not to much of a mechanic to change it, i took it to the shop they told me 300 dollars to do it. While i was at Walmart i saw stop and oil leak thing, that you put in your oil and is guranteed to stop your oil leak, would this be an ok thing to do to your engine or would it gunk something up, and then i would end up paying more than the 300 to fix it in the first place? Let me know thanks
Dont add that crap to your oil. It can turn it to sludge. Bite the bullet and get it fixed. Check around though 300 dollars is very high. 2 hours work at the most. Going rate of and asc mechanic 60 dollars an hour. 2 hours @ 60 = 120.00 plus gasket, oil and materials. another 25 dollars and that is being way over priced. Total 145.00
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Old 11-07-2004, 02:43 AM   #4  
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DO NOT use any of that oil additve crap. y not do it urself?
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:54 AM   #5  
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that **** is the worst, if you really wanted to be lazy just use a little thicker oil, it might slow it down a bit, but i would never use anything like that, it just makes it worse in the long run, if you cant do it yourself, and cant find cheaper, i'd pay the 300
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:20 AM   #6  
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blue..sh it I wouldn't drop a pan for 120.00..I think you get 5 hours for that job..I know I use to get 7 for a f-150
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:01 PM   #7  
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I agree with this old fart ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOL
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