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What does the oil sump gasket do?

The sump gasket forms the seal between the bottom of the engine block and sump pan.

How does the oil sump gasket work and what are the components?

Quite simply, the oil sump gasket is a basic seal made from various materials according to the requirements of the manufacturer that is held in place by the rocker cover and its associated bolts.

On some vehicles, the gasket is actually a sealant, rather than a physical part.

How do you know something is wrong with your oil sump gasket?

As the component is simple, there are only a couple of points to look for;

  • Oil seeping out between the oil sump and the cylinder block.
  • Patches of oil under the car (if no engine undertray fitted)

When should you consider replacing the oil sump gasket?

If there is only a very small, damp oil area around the gasket, it may just need tightening down. However, anything more than that requires the oil sump gasket to be replaced, and this should be done as soon as possible as it will only get worse.

How common is an oil sump gasket replacement?

As every car pretty much has one and it is subject to expansion and contraction as the engine goes from cold to hot and back again, one of the most common causes of engine oil leaks is the oil sump.

How can I extend the life of my oil sump gasket?

There is little you can do except check periodically for signs of leaking and either ensure the cover is tightened down or ask a mechanic to do it.

What happens during an oil sump gasket replacement?

There will be different requirement of the process depending on the engine manufacturer, but the basic requirement is similar as follows;

  • The vehicles will be raised to allow access underneath.
  • Mechanic will inspect the oil sump and the gasket.
  • The engine oil will be drained.
  • The oil sump pan will be removed.
  • The surfaces of the components will be cleaned.
  • A new sump gasket will be fitted or in some cases, new sealant will be applied.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will run the engine and check for any leaks.

How much does an oil sump gasket replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the oil sump gasket depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your oil sump gasket replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

How much does a Oil Sump Gasket replacement cost?

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42 manufacturers for Oil Sump Gasket Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £65.56 - £117.67

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 67

£224

£145 - £232

£236 - £384

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Audi

Parts costs: £68.03 - £140.80

Labour time: 1-12 hours

# of quotes: 532

£412

£150 - £756

£245 - £1,414

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BMW

Parts costs: £85.33 - £154.33

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 1984

£309

£238 - £347

£407 - £590

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £48.90 - £128.16

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 75

£157

£103 - £184

£167 - £281

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £49.55 - £171.64

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 67

£165

£104 - £263

£168 - £411

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Citroen

Parts costs: £49.57 - £91.33

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 417

£181

£159 - £202

£277 - £341

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Dacia

Parts costs: £55.01 - £66.01

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£126

£137 - £137

£229 - £229

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £33.25 - £39.90

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 9

£74

£77 - £82

£127 - £138

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £48.29 - £62.90

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 8

£132

£115 - £145

£192 - £248

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Dodge

Parts costs: £76.67 - £121.77

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 28

£165

£142 - £169

£222 - £255

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Fiat

Parts costs: £48.40 - £73.21

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 350

£146

£97 - £177

£156 - £305

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Ford

Parts costs: £51.24 - £126.71

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1101

£164

£111 - £193

£181 - £301

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Honda

Parts costs: £53.39 - £98.84

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 84

£196

£135 - £240

£227 - £413

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £59.78 - £105.47

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 130

£151

£109 - £188

£170 - £304

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Iveco

Parts costs: £125.49 - £150.59

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£194

£205 - £205

£308 - £308

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £116.05 - £200.54

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 132

£365

£304 - £440

£514 - £744

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Jeep

Parts costs: £101.22 - £146.24

Labour time: 1-5 hours

# of quotes: 27

£267

£160 - £351

£239 - £603

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Kia

Parts costs: £46.92 - £82.74

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 123

£121

£96 - £134

£154 - £213

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £84.58 - £178.46

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 369

£270

£134 - £285

£199 - £450

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LDV

Parts costs: £109.69 - £131.63

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£162

£159 - £159

£229 - £229

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Lexus

Parts costs: £75.75 - £142.03

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 8

£303

£154 - £410

£246 - £723

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Mazda

Parts costs: £64.06 - £128.72

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 180

£148

£113 - £167

£175 - £248

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £87.70 - £141.64

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 339

£329

£260 - £369

£449 - £641

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MG

Parts costs: £52.42 - £62.90

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 10

£123

£111 - £111

£179 - £179

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MINI

Parts costs: £75.59 - £114.14

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 466

£170

£136 - £185

£210 - £293

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £85.48 - £153.80

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 66

£225

£174 - £281

£279 - £458

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Nissan

Parts costs: £47.15 - £129.39

Labour time: 2-4 hours

# of quotes: 182

£260

£158 - £310

£277 - £531

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £49.57 - £85.84

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 566

£179

£142 - £210

£244 - £362

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £86.45 - £103.74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 26

£154

£157 - £157

£245 - £245

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Porsche

Parts costs: £102.02 - £147.22

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 27

£231

£195 - £261

£307 - £422

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Renault

Parts costs: £50.30 - £103.98

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 354

£219

£151 - £265

£262 - £459

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Rover

Parts costs: £57.44 - £73.27

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 31

£125

£123 - £127

£199 - £205

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Saab

Parts costs: £69.86 - £109.21

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 39

£196

£150 - £210

£244 - £346

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SEAT

Parts costs: £53.67 - £106.38

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 111

£159

£125 - £178

£206 - £285

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Skoda

Parts costs: £57.25 - £115.91

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 103

£151

£128 - £178

£210 - £279

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Smart

Parts costs: £32.03 - £53.96

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 31

£111

£92 - £122

£158 - £207

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Subaru

Parts costs: £62.90 - £91.49

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 14

£163

£129 - £161

£207 - £261

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £44.61 - £73.74

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 34

£171

£121 - £252

£206 - £454

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Toyota

Parts costs: £39.13 - £90.90

Labour time: 2-7 hours

# of quotes: 208

£299

£165 - £433

£297 - £803

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £52.55 - £88.87

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1740

£157

£115 - £172

£187 - £284

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £57.69 - £108.63

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 694

£164

£129 - £184

£210 - £296

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Volvo

Parts costs: £5.67 - £111.96

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 49

£161

£60 - £208

£115 - £340

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  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
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  • Tata
  • Great Wall
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Recent Oil Sump Gasket replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£286.10

Oil sump/pan gasket replacement

Renault Clio
Northampton
£138.56

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Vauxhall Vectra
Nottingham
£154.63

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MINI Mini
Birmingham
£321.24

Oil sump/pan gasket replacement

BMW 3 Series
Romford