NISSAN Pictures of how I fixed the Oil Pan Gasket Leak on my 87-95 Nissan Pathfinder.

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Removed transmission support brackets.
    Transmission support on    Transmission support off    Transmission mounts

  2. Support bracket on passenger side. Moved starter out of the way, disconnected oil pressure sensor. See the oil relocation kit.
    Move Starter

  3. Oil pan looks leaky back over the starter. Could be from valve cover or transmission front seal leak? I doubt it.
    Oil Pan leak

  4. Removed skid plate.
    Skid Plate

  5. Better view of oil pan with skid plate removed. I'll have to get that steering linkage out of the way. The stabilizer can stay. 2wd so no prob with front diff.
    Oil Pan

  6. Linkage out of the way.
    steering linkage

  7. My alignment might be off.

  8. Bottom of engine. Some sludge. Not going to try to clean it. I will probably just loosen some gunk to get caught somewhere.

  9. There's the dipstick and oil pickup.

  10. Oil pan off. Driver side gasket cleaned off, passenger side still a mess. Plastic putty knife, two wire brushes.
    Oil Pan gasket removal

  11. Clean oil pan drying in the sun.
    Oil Pan

  12. Supplies. New gaskets for front and back of oil pan around crank. Came with silicone make a gasket. I used one of the two tubes.
    Oil Pan gasket

  13. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  14. Then I finished my beer.

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