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Want to learn more about Oil Sump repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an oil sump do?

The engine oil sump is the collection point for the oil being returned from around the engine, so it can be pumped back round again.

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

The engine oil sump is bolted to the bottom of the engine block as the lowest point of the unit. There is either usually a gasket or sealant to prevent the oil seeping out of the join.

The sump will have a sump plug in it, that allows easy access for the oil to be drained out and some engines also have an oil level sensor in them as well.

The design of the sump may have internal cells and plates to prevent the oil from moving about under the g forces of the car's direction and ensure that the oil strainer pickup for the pump is always emerged.

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

  • You have a sudden loss of oil pressure (with associated oil pressure warning light).
  • You notice a large patch of oil under the engine
  • After hitting something in the road, the low oil pressure warning light comes on
  • The oil sump plug has been cross threaded
  • The oil sump has corroded

When should you consider an oil sump pan replacement?

Quite simply, as soon as there is a known problem with it. Any issue can very quickly escalate and leave the engine without oil and damaged.

How common is an oil sump pan replacement?

It isn’t a common job, however with more and more speed bumps and potholes, the frequency is increasing as motorists spot the too late and hit the obstacles a little too hard.

How can I extend the life of my oil sump pan?
The only thing you can do is to be vigilant about what is on the road and not to go over kerbs etc wherever possible.

What happens during an oil sump pan replacement?

  • Mechanic will drain the oil from the sump.
  • The oil sump pan will be removed and the bottom surface of the engine block cleaned.
  • A new sump pan will be fitted and sealed with a new gasket or sealant and bolted into place.
  • The engine oil will then be replenished and a new filter fitted.
  • Mechanic will run the engine and ensure there are no leaks.

How much does an oil sump replacement cost?

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

Check out the ClickMechanic price for an oil sump repair, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Oil sump pan gasket, Engine oil, Engine oil filter and/or Oil sump pan. We have oil sump repair prices for 42 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£473 £424 - £942 Get exact price

Audi

£437 £328 - £944 Get exact price

BMW

£532 £604 - £865 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£318 £272 - £626 Get exact price

Chrysler

£246 £247 - £436 Get exact price

Citroen

£303 £377 - £515 Get exact price

Daewoo

£270 £258 - £527 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£421 £569 - £569 Get exact price

Dodge

£152 £240 - £240 Get exact price

Fiat

£217 £231 - £361 Get exact price

Ford

£258 £255 - £472 Get exact price

Honda

£406 £290 - £816 Get exact price

Hyundai

£251 £218 - £392 Get exact price

Jaguar

£567 £814 - £1,000 Get exact price

Jeep

£344 £228 - £629 Get exact price

Kia

£196 £238 - £276 Get exact price

Land Rover

£374 £332 - £577 Get exact price

LDV

£312 £421 - £421 Get exact price

Lexus

£688 £873 - £1,041 Get exact price

Mazda

£234 £277 - £343 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£479 £511 - £859 Get exact price

MG

£256 £231 - £466 Get exact price

MINI

£338 £326 - £509 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£349 £330 - £596 Get exact price

Nissan

£328 £269 - £666 Get exact price

Perodua

£178 £292 - £292 Get exact price

Peugeot

£283 £327 - £559 Get exact price

Porsche

£406 £427 - £592 Get exact price

Proton

£238 £323 - £341 Get exact price

Renault

£371 £359 - £729 Get exact price

Rover

£209 £305 - £316 Get exact price

Saab

£453 £423 - £643 Get exact price

SEAT

£255 £330 - £401 Get exact price

Skoda

£249 £321 - £375 Get exact price

Smart

£158 £167 - £279 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£307 £498 - £498 Get exact price

Subaru

£273 £354 - £433 Get exact price

Suzuki

£278 £281 - £486 Get exact price

Toyota

£349 £309 - £901 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£359 £332 - £642 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£276 £321 - £468 Get exact price

Volvo

£303 £277 - £574 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Iveco
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Infiniti
  • Dacia
  • Aston Martin
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an oil sump repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Oil Sump repair 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.

£326.22

Oil sump/pan replacement

Vauxhall Meriva
Rye
£345.28

Oil sump/pan replacement

Vauxhall Vectra
Nottingham
£253.35

Oil sump/pan replacement

Citroen Dispatch
Sheffield
£358.24

Oil sump/pan replacement

Volvo V50
Barking