Over the last week or so I have noticed I am dripping oil on the driveway from my 98 Buick Lesabre with the 3.8 and 121,000 miles. I put the car on a lift at work today and notice all the bolts of the oil pan were wet (almost dripping) and the pan was wet. The motor above the pan seemed dry. So I am guessing oil pan gasket (PS I did check all the bolts to make sure they were all tight). I have never seen a pan gasket leak all around the pan before though, usually it’s in one spot. Could it be something else that I am missing?? It was very wet by where the motor bolts to the trans, so I am just hoping its not rear main.
Does any one know if the oil pan can just be dropped out of this Buick with out major surgery?? It seems fairly straight forward, but I want to make sure. It will be a good excuse to take a look in the pan and see if I have any sludge, that and clean the pick up screen.