My mom, who lives in another state, asked me about this:
She takes her car to a shop to get her oil changed a couple times a year. The last time the shop recommended an oil pan replacement. This time, they put the car up on a lift and showed her the pan’s bottom was wet with oil on the outside. Yet, my mom tells me her parking space has no oil leak signs AND her oil dip stick is right at the same level in between oil changes.
Even if she is not reading the oil dip stick correctly, then there should be oil stains on the pavement - even if there is only a very small drop leak. Or, does the oil drip-off only when the car is being driven, but not when it is parked? Weird! Any thoughts on this puzzler?
I’ll copy-n-paste the replies on this topic back to her in an e-mail. Thanks.