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Fixing an oil pan gasket leak can be a frustrating ordeal. Your oil pan is always going to be the lowest component on your engine. It has to be the lowest because as oil is pumped all through your motor it drains by gravity back to the oil pan where you oil pump pickup is located. Gravity always takes liquids to the lowest possible place, so that is where your oil pan sits. The oil pan catches and holds all the oil in your engine whether it is running or not. On Most vehicles, the level at which the oil sits in your oil pan is actually below the gasket. This turns out to be a good thing if you have an oil pan gasket leak because once you turn your vehicle off the oil settles below the gasket and the leak will stop. This also can make it difficult to identify an oil pan gasket leak because it only is active while you are driving. Read more.