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Your oil pump, which is responsible for pumping oil through the engine, requires protection itself. It is mounted inside an oil pump cover, which can become the source of a leak (oil can leak out at the base where the oil pump cover attaches to the engine). This is prevented by an oil pump cover gasket.
The oil pump cover gasket is designed specifically for your vehicle, and you’ll find a number of different materials used in its production. The cover gasket provides a seal between the cover and the engine and prevents oil from seeping out around the edges.
All gaskets are subject to wear and tear during normal use. The high heat and pressure can weaken gaskets over time and create cracks. The best way to prolong the life of your oil pump cover gasket is to change your oil changed regularly, but it will need to be replaced eventually.
Have one of our expert mechanics inspect your engine during routine maintenance. Our mechanic will identify the location and severity of any oil leaks, allowing you to make an informed decision about repairs and replacements.
All oil leaks are serious, and action should be taken as soon as possible. While you can monitor your fluid level and keep the engine topped off to prevent damage right now, the gasket could fail completely at any time, causing serious damage. Work with our expert mechanics to monitor the situation and replace the oil pump cover gasket as soon as possible (or when deemed necessary by the mechanic).
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