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Honda CRV Oil Pan Gasket

Identifying and Troubleshooting Honda Cr-v Oil Pan Gasket

You notice a nasty oil leak under your Honda CRV and you decide that you just need to refill your oil. However, aside from being an expensive issue, an oil leak is not good for your vehicle and the environment as well. The oil pan gasket retains the oil that keeps your engine moving, so address this problem as soon as you can to avoid bigger problems later. Diagnosing an oil leak is easy: just look for a puddle of oil under your vehicle. An oil leak is caused by different things but we shall focus on the oil pan gasket related issues. Here are a few things to look out for and how you can fix your Honda Cr-v oil pan gasket.

Not the right fit

One of the more common issues that an oil pan gasket has is that, it does not properly fit your vehicle. When buying a replacement, make sure you have the exact measurements. Better yet, bring your vehicle with you so you can fit it right then there. The fit of your oil pan gasket decides your vehicles performance.

Worn out oil pan gasket

Oil pan gaskets are usually made of rubber. However, there are also some that are made of corks and chemical sealing compound. All materials though, are prone to the usual wear and tear so if you notice a leak, it wise to check the condition of your oil pan and oil pan gasket. Pour in oil on your oil pan and locate where the leak is coming from. If the drip is coming from the top of the oil pan, near the gasket, then you need to replace the gasket.

Installing a replacement

Honda Cr-v oil pan gaskets are inexpensive to replace. Depending on the year, you can get CRV oil pan gasket replacement for less than $50. You can install it with a silicon gasket sealer or an O-ring gasket. Oil pan gasket repair is something you can do if you have time. It will take more than an hour to do because you would need to remove the worn or bad oil pan gasket. Once you have removed the old gasket, clean the pan cover and make sure that it's free from any oil and dirt remains. When using the silicon sealant, let it harden before putting the oil pan cover. If using gasket glue, apply it on the gasket first then just place it properly on the oil pan and you're done.

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  • Caring for your Honda Cr-v Oil Pan Gasket 27 February 2013

    Oil is your vehicle's blood. And for a Honda owner, an oil leak is something that you just can't afford to ignore. One of the most common and most manageable causes of an oil leak is a bad Honda Cr-v oil pan gasket. It is indicated by the puddle of oil under your vehicle. Loss of oil causes parts of the engine to grind against each other and results in engine failure not to mention expensive repair costs. Here are tips on how to avoid major catastrophes by making sure you have a properly functioning oil pan gasket.


    Check the condition


    Your oil pan gaskets are normally made of rubber or cork. This means that it can get worn and even torn in time. Make sure you check its condition regularly, even when there are no visible leaks yet. It will only take you a few minutes to examine it when changing your oil. Preventive measures are certainly cheaper that losing oil along the way.


    Check the position


    Sometimes, oil pan gasket issue is not about it being worn or old. Sometimes, new oil pan gaskets may just not fit or is not properly placed. Check the fit of the gasket. If you are certain that the size is correct then check how it is placed. Troubleshooting can be as simple as, adjusting it to properly fit the oil pan.


    Check if it needs replacing


    Replace is such a negative word for car owners, just because it means an unplanned expense. However, you would be pleased to know that Honda Cr-v oil pan gasket replacements are affordable and go for as low as $35. So, if you discover that you have a worn or a bad oil pan gasket, do not be afraid to buy a replacement. You can even save on labor cost by installing it yourself.


    Consider a sealant


    If you are trying to consider a gasket alternative, you can try some of the high-temperature silicon liquid gasket in the market. They are great alternatives for solid gaskets, because they are easy to apply, dries quickly and resists vibration, water and oil. However, you would still need to clean it off and re-apply in the future. Most of the silicon gasket sealants also has the same price range as the solid (rubber or cork) oil pan gaskets, so even though the silicon sealant maybe a good option, it is not necessarily a better one.