the oil pan gasket will work, but I have also seen them leak over time. I would just use the Anaerobic sealant as that is what is used from the factory. DO NOT use gasket maker or anything of the sort as if you use too much and it gets inside the oil pan it can and will clog the strainer. Anaerobic sealant doesnt hardne except in the absence of air, hence why everyone uses it and lives by itExcellent question!
Thanks for the tips!the oil pan gasket will work, but I have also seen them leak over time. I would just use the Anaerobic sealant as that is what is used from the factory. DO NOT use gasket maker or anything of the sort as if you use too much and it gets inside the oil pan it can and will clog the strainer. Anaerobic sealant doesnt hardne except in the absence of air, hence why everyone uses it and lives by it
not knowing the service history or what type of oil was used I would drop the pan asap and clean it up....heres to hoping you have no issues and its just a bad oil pressure sensor going badHi, new Saab owner. I've been reading about this sludge issue and I'm a bit worried. Only had the car a week but when driving home the oil light came on and i got the sid warning tone. Once the car cooled down the warning went away. I was reading that i shouldn't have an problem with it being an 05 plate but it sounds like the same as what some folk are getting with a sludge issue.
clean it up and keep an eye on it to see where its leaking from. being on the backside makes it a bit harder to determine, it could be oil pressure sensor, timing chain cover, valve cover gasket, could be a number of things so its best to clean it up and observe where its leaking fromHi, thanks for a reply. I had a quick look today and it looks like there is oil all over the back of the engine where the oil filler pipe is. Not sure if its a split hose or not, no had time to have a good look. Any issues with burst hoses in that area or is there a valve needing attention?
I think these oil filler caps are designed to act as a relief valve in the event of extremely excessive crankcase pressure, which is why they are so unusual (spring loaded rather than a simple screw on cap). So, I think the cap is doing what it's designed to do, but IMO it's a big concern that it is having to.I noticed after a blip of the throttle under load/driving that the oil filler cap would pop off and put oil everywhere.
It's unclear to me which "wee pipes" you are referring to, but there are two vacuum hose lines attached to a spigot on top of the inlet manifold (to the right of the throttle body as you look at the engine from the front of the car). One of these hoses (the one attached lower on the spigot) passes to the fuel pressure regulator, the other (attached higher on the spigot) passes to an ECU controlled valve located on the firewall.I also have a wee pipe under the throttle body to the right a bit that doesn't seem to connect to anything. There is 2, one is connected but the other isn't.