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    New Oil Pan / Sump Gasket & Repairs in Hamilton

    What is the oil pan / sump gasket?

    Located underneath your engine, the oil pan or sump is a metal container that holds your engine’s oil. The oil pan gasket (also known as the sump gasket) is what seals the oil pan or sump, connecting it to the engine block and preventing oil leaks. 

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    A constant supply of oil is vital to the health of your engine. Oil lubricates the moving parts of your engine, preventing them from wearing and overheating. For this reason, it is important that the oil pan gasket does its job properly and keeps your engine sealed. Also, oil leaks on clean concrete can be very embarrassing, annoying and frustrating. 


    Symptoms of a damaged/leaking oil pan or sump gasket:

    A leaking oil pan gasket will display the following symptoms:

    Visible leaks – You may notice oil leaking from underneath your engine. This can be caused by leaks from various engine parts, including the engine sump or engine oil pan gasket.  

    Oil warning light – Some cars have a warning light which will illuminate if the oil is low. If this light is on, you should get your oil system inspected immediately. 

    Smoke coming from the engine – If the oil leaks and blows back onto the hot exhaust components, the oil will burn and cause smoke to come from beneath your car’s engine area.


    How important is an oil pan gasket repair?

    Oil is essential to the health of your engine. It allows for moving parts to remain lubricated, preventing them from wearing down and seriously damaging your engine. 

    Another possibility for oil leaks from you engines oil pan or sump is from the sump plug either being loose or not sealing properly. If it is not sealing properly then it is probably means sump plug washer needs replacing.

    An oil leak will result in there being little to no lubrication in your engine. For this reason, it is important that you avoid driving long distances and get your engine examined by a mechanic as soon as possible. 

    Another possibility for oil leaks from you engines

    Also, no one likes a car that leaks oil onto their driveway, so best to get any engine sump gasket / oil pan gasket leaks fixed as soon as you possibly can.


    New Oil Pan / Sump Gasket Repair in Hamilton

    At Grimmer Motors, we can remove and replace your sump or oil pan gasket, preventing the leaking of oil from your engine.

    If you have an engine oil leak, we are able to quickly identify the source of the leak, providing quality repairs that you can rely on to last the test of time.

    For new sump / oil pan gaskets or repair in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!



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