Oil leak , from oil pan


#1

I , HAVE A 1992 FORD TEMPO, WITH 78,000 MILES ON IT, IT RUNS, AND LOOKS GOOD , BUT I HAVE ANY OIL LEAK. I HAVE TIGHTEN THE BOLTS ON THE PAN, BUT STILL LEAKS. CAN NOT

AFORD TO REPLACE KNEW GASKET , DROPING THE 'OIL PAN AND REPLASEMENT OF KNEW GASKET. I AM RETIRED. PLEASE HELP.

IS THERE A SPRAY CAN, YOU CAN SPRAY ON THE

PAN AND HOUSING TO STOP THE LEAK.

THANK YOU…


#2

There is no miracle spray in a can that will stop an oil leak.
There is a good chance the leak is not the pan gasket at all.

It would more than likely be a rear main seal leak, BUT have you checked the PCV valve? If the PCV is plugged up the crankcase will pressure up and oil leaks will develop. The rear main seal is one area that may leak the worst due to a PCV problem.

Remove the PCV and shake it. If it does not rattle or if the rattle is somewhat erratic then the PCV is clogged and should be replaced. They’re only about 2-3 dollars and I think? that even Wal Mart may carry them.


#3

Use straight 30 weight oil and the leak will slow down. You aren’t dealing with a high tech piece of equipment if you have the cam in block 2.3L four cylinder. You should have plenty of leakage on that engine by now.