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  • avatar karjunkie 03/24/10 6:01 pm PST

    This is an easy one. Wipe the oil pan clean and stick a flattened cardboard box under the oil pan after driving the car to normal operating temperature. Next day look for spots on the cardboard. If you have them, crawl under the truck and run your finger around the oil pan edge. If there is oil seepage throough the gasket, the finger test will reveal it. If not, get your oil changed at another shop because the guy doesn't know what he is talking about!.

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  • karjunkie 03/24/10 6:01 pm PST

    This is an easy one. Wipe the oil pan clean and stick a flattened cardboard box under the oil pan after driving the car to normal operating temperature. Next day look for spots on the cardboard. If you have them, crawl under the truck and run your finger around the oil pan edge. If there is oil seepage throough the gasket, the finger test will reveal it. If not, get your oil changed at another shop because the guy doesn't know what he is talking about!.

  • morin2 03/24/10 6:11 pm PST

    Maybe you should be changing your oil on this truck yourself! I had a 2001, same engine and all, and this is one of the very easiest vehicles to change oil - the drain plug and filter are very accessible. There's so much room under the truck, you can completely crawl under & turn around if you like without any trouble.

    Even if it does turn out to be a leaky oil pan gasket, that is a simple job and should not cost much.

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