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What is an Oil Pan Gasket?

What is an Oil Pan Gasket?

Gaskets, sensors, oil pans, and valves are parts and components of your car engine that facilitate a car's efficient and safe running. At the bottom section of the engine block lies an oil pan that covers the crankcase and is fastened to the engine using bolts. An oil pan serves as a motor oil reservoir that circulates through the engine to lubricate and cool moving parts. But what is an oil pan gasket? Read on and find out more. What is Oil Pan Gasket? The oil pan gasket is what seals your oil pan to the engine block to prevent oil from leaking as it flows from the pan to the engine and back. It also acts as a cushion to avoid damage that vibrations from the engine may cause. Oil pan gaskets are made from durable materials like steel and aluminized seals with a rubber coating that can withstand high heat and pressure. However, the type of oil pan gasket in your car depends on the oil pan material. For instance, a pressed steel pan uses a rubber gasket, while aluminum pans use ... read more

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