New owner of a 04' Xterra - love it! Anyways, I noticed a very small collection of oil drying on my garage floor last night, so naturally, I poked my head up under the frame. Oh boy - sure found something. Notice the picture. Sorry for the extreme closeness of the photo - not much room. Guessing that is my oil pan? I bought the xterra from a dealer - carfax had a clean 1 owner history but living near the shore. Guessing the salt air might have rusted away the oil pan? Current mileage is 115k. No problems otherwise - oil light is not on, and the oil level looks a bit overfilled, but close to the max amount.
1: That is the oil pan correct? I'm guessing yes, since it has the drain plug lol
2: What's most likely the problem? Simple or big fix from those who have this problem? Going in today to get it checked for an estimate and diagnostic.
3: Solutions? lol
Wow. Judging by the amount of corrosion under there, I would say that your oil leak is not a problem, but a feature.
I would replace that entire oil pan. It's hard to tell but it looks like it's exfoliating in places. The pan should cost you around $100 and a gasket should cost you under $10. No clue what the labor would be, but I can't imagine it taking more than an hour to do.
^^^ a lot more than an hour if it's 4wd! That would not be a fun job.
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