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Upper Oil Pan Leak

I have a leak around one of the torx bolts on the upper oil pan. Does anyone have an idea of how long it should take to replace the gasket?
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Upper oil pan gasket standard time 9.8 hours (in chassis), 2.7 for the lower.
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dealer said that one HAD to replace the pans. They can not simply be resealed, but must be replaced. Single use only. Is this true?
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First I've heard of that. WIS for replacing oil level sensor only calls for fitting a gasket on the lower pan and replacing, so we know he's fibbing at least there.

I'd use an indie anyway if not DIY-ing.

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It would be interesting to hear the dealer pricing on this for a laugh.
Get a good side mechanic, or you and a mechanical friend. The gaskets are dirt cheap.

Also verify closely it is indeed a pan gasket leak, and not something above it. I used brake cleaner and got the area cleaned and dried out, only to find when I isolated the leak it was a head gasket leak, much to my disappointment. Still haven't repaired it yet (soon now).

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