6 Symptoms of an Oil Pan Gasket Leak (and Replacement Cost)

oil pan gasket leak

Given enough time and mileage, every engine will eventually begin to leak oil. This stems from the fact that no gasket is impervious to fatigue, at the hands of repeated and prolonged exposure to heat. Unfortunately, a leak here or there is to be expected from any engine. Oil leaks can originate in many different … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Rear Main Seal Leak (and Replacement Cost)

rear main seal leak symptoms

Try as we might, it is simply impossible to wish away all that can potentially ail our vehicles. If one drives enough miles, they will eventually face mechanical hardship of one sort or another. However, not all mechanical issues are the same, either in type or severity, which creates a “luck of the draw” type … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket (and Repair Cost)

blown head gasket symptoms

With time, aging internal combustion engines become prone to a number of possible failures. While some of these failures are quite minor in scope, others can lead to severe drivability issues, which often necessitate costly repair. This, of course, is never a desirable situation.  Of these more severe issues, few are as despised as a … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Valve Cover Gasket Leak (and Replacement Cost)

valve cover gasket leak symptoms

In a perfect world, an engine would remain clean and free of leaks, for an indefinite period of time. However, the notion of such is little more than wishful thinking. With age, and ample mileage, every engine becomes susceptible to pesky leaks which can lead to a number of aggravating issues. Leaks of this nature … Read more

Losing Coolant But No Visible Leaks? (Here’s What to Do)

losing coolant but no leaks

While you should check your fluid levels every time you fill-up the gas tank, most people leave it to the mechanics. It’s a huge mistake. Just because you don’t see any fluids on the ground doesn’t mean that everything is working as it should.  There are multiple places your coolant could be ending up, and … Read more

3 Intake Manifold Leak Symptoms (and Replacement Cost)

intake manifold leak symptoms

The components of an engine have gaskets that are placed between them before they’re assembled. These gaskets act as a seal between the components so they can do their jobs properly. You’ll find gaskets are usually made out of metal, rubber, paper, or all three combined together. Out of all the gaskets in the engine, … Read more